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Financial Controller

Job Description

A growing SME business in Southampton are seeking to recruit a talented and ambitious Financial Controller to join their team.

As the Financial Controller, you will play a crucial role in overseeing and managing the financial operations of the business. Reporting directly to the Board, you will be responsible for maintaining accurate financial records, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, and providing strategic financial guidance to the executive team.

Your finance team will interact with all areas of the business so your role will require you to demonstrate interpersonal skills and commercial acumen.


Key responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain all financial aspects of the business, including financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis.
  • Oversee day-to-day accounting operations, including accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and general ledger.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements in accordance with relevant accounting standards.
  • Analyse financial data, identify trends, and provide insights and recommendations to improve financial performance.
  • Develop and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the company's financial health and make informed decisions.
  • Ensure compliance with tax regulations and oversee the preparation of tax returns and other statutory filings.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop and monitor budgets and forecasts.
  • Implement and maintain robust internal controls to safeguard company assets and prevent fraud.
  • Coordinate and manage the year-end audit process with external auditors.
  • Provide financial guidance and support to the executive team in strategic decision-making processes.

About you:

We are seeking a qualified candidate who has experience as a Finance Manager or Controller preferably in a small but growing business who is seeking a new challenge.

Strong knowledge of accounting principles, financial reporting standards and relevant regulations is key as is excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex financial data and provide strategic insights.

Candidates should have advanced MS Excel skills with exceptional attention to detail and organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks effectively.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required with the ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels and a proven ability to lead and develop a finance team is essential.


This is a great role for a hands on and proactive individual to lead a small but growing finance team!


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