Financial Controller, SME - Burton-on-Trent
Financial Controller, £35,000 - £45,000
Privately owned, growing SME making money looking for their first in house Senior Accountant / FC.
You need to be hands-on in your approach. If an invoice needs posting, post it. If aged debt is appearing clear it. You also need to have a voice and be able to impact the strategic direction of the business so must be comfortable stepping away from Sage and presenting in the board room (among some confident characters who need calmly but firmly reining in at times!).
The role is not for the faint-hearted or the lazy! - this is a dynamic, ambitious SME with a down to earth management team who have a no-nonsense approach to business. They want to expand, continue to take market share in their core markets and also diversify (potentially through acquisition) certainly through innovation.
The business need:
Better management accounts / a simple but meaningful board pack.
Well-structured budgets, done with a PC rather in an office than a pencil and blank page of A4 in a pub. - then the directors need variance analysis and forecasting!
Controls and processes that will prevent the audit being a pain in the proverbial.
A professional individual with a measured approach to managing the effervescent managers and the key external stakeholders (bank / auditors / insurers / key customers).
This is a hidden gem of a business that has huge potential if continued to be steered in the right direction. The Owner seeks a confident qualified accountant able to go with him on the journey.