Financial Controller

England, Kent
£50000 - £55000 per annum + + Bonus and other Benefits
14 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
Jake Kennedy
Contract Type
Full Time

Great Opportunity for a qualified candidate (ACA/ACCA) looking for their first move into industry from practice. This SME business is a fast growing company and is now looking for a Financial Controller to join their team.

Client Details

This company is a progressive distribution SME based in Kent. Due to significant growth over the past 3-4 years they are now looking to recruit a Financial Controller into their team.


This role is a newly created position within the finance function of this SME business and will work closely with the experienced Finance Director as well as gaining further exposure to senior management, including the COO and MD. The scope of the role is broad giving you a fantastic platform from which to learn and develop as you take the first step into industry.

The responsibilities of the Financial Controller position will include:

-To ensure management are regularly supplied with the appropriate quality and quantity of financial and business data, including insightful and accurate commentary

-To report on a monthly basis to management, the actual results for the month and forecast information as defined by company financial timetable and requirements.

-To prepare statutory accounts for all companies and reconciliations to management accounts.

-To ensure that revenue recognition takes place at the appropriate time with a full recognition of the associated costs utilising the newly implemented system.

-To co-ordinate the setting of cost centre budgets and notify management in order to exercise adequate expense controls.

-To ensure that cash is managed in the best interests of the Company. Involved in the completion of a bi weekly cashflow forecast.

-To provide leadership to the Finance department through exhibiting the skills and attributes of a leader in the finance team.


The ideal candidate for this position will be a Qualified ACA/ACCA with an audit background, although accounts preparation work is advantageous. A strong technical understanding of accounting procedures and proficiency in excel is essential. You will also demonstrate a passion for working in an SME environment and building relationships across all levels of a business.

Job Offer

This role is paying between £50-55,000 + Bonus and other great benefits.