Financial Controller

Location Helston
Discipline: Office & Professional , Management & Executive
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Excellent package + Profit Share
Contact name: Rebecca Richardson

Contact email:
Job ref: RR 40288 3
Published: 3 days ago
Startdate: July/August 2022

An exciting opportunity has become available for a talented Financial Controller to join an award winning and progressive company based in Cornwall.

You will be responsible for delivering operational excellence across a multi-site business.

Reporting to the Finance Director on all financial and accounting activities. Overseeing finance department in day-to-day operations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure appropriate controls, governance, and financial risk management practices are in place and operating effectively.

  • Manage the audit process, acting as liaison with the internal and external auditors in respect of risk and governance matters.

  • Ensure that all tax affairs are managed in a proactive and responsible way, operating in compliance with the local laws and managing tax risks.

  • Manage funding requirements to ensure we have access to sufficient cash to support business strategic priorities, and manage treasury risks on a day to day basis.

  • Deliver valid, accurate and complete financial transactions within defined timescales through simple, standard, repeatable and cost effective processes.

  • Prepare accurate, consistent and timely financial accounts and reports in accordance with local and Group Reporting requirements.

  • Provide and effectively communicate, accurate, timely and insightful information, analysis and recommendations that inform business performance and support and challenge decision-making.

  • Develop the financial plan to support the Group in achieving its corporate strategy and targets by leading flexible planning, budgeting and forecasting processes which can model the financial impact of changing external and internal conditions across a range of scenarios, thereby supporting decision making around the best strategic way forward.

  • Delivers robust and clear financial appraisal of investment opportunities to enable the business to take decisions in line with the business strategy and achieve optimum returns.

  • Responsible for the finance team development across sites in both Cornwall & Scotland

  • Accountable for the finance function and the output of both teams.


Key skills, competencies & attributes:

  • +5years experience in an Financial Controller role, experienced enough to hit the ground running from day 1 and have seen other companies through several complete financial years

  • A hunger to continue to grow, develop and progress to CFO level within 3-5 years

  • Experienced as FC in another business of over £20million turnover.

  • Experienced in the retail or FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) sector

  • Ideally experience in international matters, i.e. trading internationally and supply chain overseas

  • You will be CIMA qualified or equivalent and have succeeded in a similar role previously.

  • It is essential that you have strong commercial acumen with a flexible approach.

  • You’ll have advanced MS Excel skills and ERP experience.

  • You will be data driven and highly numerate, with strong analytical and data mining skills.

  • You’ll have excellent people skills with the ability to communicate at all levels of the business.

  • As a skilled leader you’ll be adept at managing a teams and workflows across multiple locations.

  • You’ll have an in-depth knowledge of the entire finance function.

  • You’ll have a passion for the detail, with the ability to explain them in layman’s terms.

  • You will demonstrate drive, energy and resilience to work in an agile environment.

  • You will be able to work consistently whilst under pressure in a busy environment, ensuring deadlines are always met.

  • You must be organised, self-motivated, determined, outcome and results focussed.

  • You’ll be willing and able to travel to Scotland on a monthly basis to spend time with the team there.

This role offers the chosen candidate an excellent range of benefits and development opportunities to include:

  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays

  • Pension scheme

  • A profit share company bonus, paid annually dependent on company performance

  • Excellent Salary Package ​

The position is being offered on a full time permanent basis.

For more information please apply today.