Financial Controller - growing SME

England, Greater Manchester, Swinton
£50000 - £60000 per annum
21 Jul 2021
28 Jul 2021
AS 21/7-1
Abbie Smith
Contract Type
Full Time

Financial Controller

Based: Swinton area

Salary: highly dependent on experience, good benefits and opportunity to grow in an expanding SME

Our client is an ambitious, entrepreneurial SME who have recently undergone an MBO. With plans to increase turnover by 50% in the next 3-5 years, this is an exciting time for a qualified Accountant to join them on their journey as Financial Controller. Working closely with the Board of Directors you will act as a business partner to support existing business operations as well as strategy for growth going forwards, advising on all things financial


  • Sitting on the senior management team, responsible for 1 staff memenber
  • Developing systems and enhancing financial reporting and forecasting capabilities
  • Developing and maintaining strong financial controls and a new ERP system implementation/upgrade
  • Monthly reporting to the board including reviewing accounts, preparing the board pack and developing full monthly MI
  • Financial forecasting - scenario based financial modelling
  • Managing cash flow
  • Developing operational and financial KPI dashboards
  • Identify cost reduction opportunities and involvement in product costing and labour recovery projects
  • Reviewing and analysing the financial impact of customer and commercial contracts and proposals to minimise financial risk
  • Managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders and advisors
  • Involvement in large projects across finance and the wider business


  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified Accountant
  • Experience within manufacturing/distribution is essential (from practice or industry)
  • Strong ERP/system implementation experience
  • Strong Excel & financial modelling skills
  • Pro-active, solution focused with a desire to work in a fast moving, growing business with excellent opportunity for development

If you are looking for an exciting, autonomous opportunity working in a successful and growing SME then please send your CV over now!

Please note - you MUST be currently based in the UK with UK finance experience to be considered