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Financial Controller Leatherhead.

£50,000 to £60,000 + bonus, hybrid working and parking  

Our client, a growing SME that operates in the Tech Space offering cutting-edge tech / IT solutions which help their clients deliver new insights and revenue streams, has a fantastic career opportunity for a forward-thinking Financial Controller. The ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit and previous experience working for an IT company or alternatively, you may currently be working in Practice with some tech clients as part of your portfolio. You will be up to date with SaaS software.

As a business, the firm requires an individual who is able to enable change positively and has a track record of achieving amazing results. This newly created role as Financial Controller / Head of Finance will be of great interest to you if you have a high level of drive and enthusiasm and enjoy collaborating to make a real difference. The longer-term plan for this person is a step up to Finance Director.

The Role:

This is a hands-on, exciting and varied role within a dynamic and agile commercial environment. In a key role within the business, you will manage the finance team and lead day-to-day operations within finance, ensuring that accurate and timely management information is provided to inform quality decision-making by Senior Management and the Directors. 

Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing monthly management accounts production, ensuring accurate reporting of revenue, costs of sales and fixed assets as well as the wider balance sheet 
  • Preparation of associated quarterly and annual tax filings (including R&D claims) 
  • Production of annual budgets and monthly rolling forecast, tracking performance indicators 
  • Short and long-term cash flow forecasting; effective working capital management 
  • Liaising with external stakeholders, including auditors, tax accountants & banking personnel 
  • Advising on the financial profiles of new sales strategies 
  • Oversight of monthly payroll responsibilities  
  • Development of quarterly finance board report and supporting management information 
  • Working knowledge of operational finance processes and monthly requirements 
  • Leading on and managing projects to work smarter, automate existing processes etc 

About You

  • You will be a qualified accountant (CIMA / ACA or ACCA) with previous experience working for an IT company OR experience working in Practice with some tech clients as part of your portfolio at a similar level
  • You will have a strong finance background and be confident in all aspects of the finance function within an SME
  • Experience working with SaaS
  • Experience of group accounting and international experience would be valuable although not essential – particularly US accounting requirements  
  • Commercial awareness and appreciation 
  • Self-motivated, with a proactive approach and consistently delivering to deadlines 
  • Excellent communication skills: able to explain complex financial information in simple terms 
  • Demonstrate excellent attention to detail, with a high degree of accuracy 
  • Ability to act confidentially 
  • A working knowledge of Xero cloud accounting

Salary and Benefits

The salary is £50,000 to £60,000 and is a guideline depending on experience. The business offers flexible / hybrid working to include home working on various days of the week and modern offices with car parking. This is an opportunity with headroom for growth, so this role suits an ambitious individual seeking a route to FD.  

Next Steps   

Please do apply for this role and we will assess your suitability for the role and will be prompt to make contact where relevant. Sometimes we may consider your application is more suited to other roles we have registered, and we may also consider your application for more than one role.   

Fletcher George is an accountancy and financial recruitment agency acting as an Employment Agency and we aim to respond to all candidates relevant for the role within a 48-hour working period.    

Referrals are welcome – you can receive up to £500 of John Lewis or Amazon vouchers when we successfully place your referral, just make sure they mention you when they register. The full details of Fletcher George’s referral scheme are on our website. 

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