Financial Controller - PE backed

  • Location:

    North Yorkshire, England

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £70000 - £75000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lucy Regan

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  • Published:

    25 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:

    Lucy Regan

Our client is a lockdown success story, having demonstrated nearly 35% growth in sales in 2020. Given their unique family feel and excellent online, global presence, this company are quickly becoming a highly sought-after employer in Yorkshire.

Following a recent investment from a private equity firm, our client is now set for their next phase of growth throughout 2021 and beyond. Following their recent appointment of a new and highly dynamic CFO, they now require a commercially focused Financial Controller to join their finance team, to support the CFO in driving the business forward.

This rare Financial Controller opportunity will suit someone who is looking for the commercial exposure of working for a growing SME, but also wants to keep tight control of the numbers. Alongside reporting into a great mentor, you will also be part of a business that values their employees and offers a fantastic work life balance.

Reporting into the CFO your role will include the following responsibilities:-

-Manage multiple commercial finance projects alongside the CFO, working closely with the investors
-Manage a small, yet growing finance function, holding regular one to ones and leading clear development plans for everyone
-Quickly scope out the current finance team and identify any additional requirements to support with business growth
-Prepare the monthly management accounts
-Business partner with all the departmental heads, in particular Operations, to really understand what drives the revenue and any areas that need some additional attention
-Analysis around current margins, advising on any adjustments to increase company profitability
-Cash flow forecasting and treasury management
-Provision of insightful, commercial focused management information and trend analysis
-Development of internal control process and system improvements

There are some key requirements in order to be considered for this role and they are as follows:-

-To be a qualified accountant, (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
-To have worked for a PE backed organisation
-You must be commercially astute with strong business partnering experience
-You must be able to influence at a high level when necessary
-Strong man management skills
-Experience working within e-commerce/retail would be highly advantageous but not essential.

For further information, please contact Lucy Regan or Emma Dugdale.

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.

Sewell Wallis is a specialist recruitment company with a vast amount of experience in our industry we offer permanent, temporary and interim recruitment support for accounting and finance, human resources and business support positions. We recruit at all levels within finance from Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller level through to Financial Controller and Director positions. With offices in Sheffield and Leeds, we are well situated to cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Manchester. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy and finance jobs and human resources or business support positions.