Financial Controller/ Finance Director Designate Job | HT13729 - Howett Thorpe

Financial Controller/ Finance Director Designate
Crawley, West Sussex

Salary: £50,000 to £65,000 per annum

Benefits: Competitive benefits package
Reference number HT13729
Added on Jun 06, 2017

About The Role

Working for a well-established SME business based in Crawley you will be the lead finance individual, working as the Financial Controller/ Finance Director Designate. Your role will not only be involved with running the small finance team (3 people) but also providing support to run the entire business with the Managing Director.

This position will be a ‘hands-on’ all-encompassing position that you will have control of:

  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual accounts
  • Various Tax and VAT compliance
  • Preparation of monthly Management Information
  • Produce monthly forecasts and annual budgets
  • FRS 102 compliance

Additional to this you will be involved with non-finance aspects including:

  • Bank funding
  • Provision of strategic support to the Managing Director
  • Setting up SPV companies
  • Exploring financial possibilities with negotiations

Plus a host of additional ad-hoc responsibilities.

About Our Client

This business has been established for over half a century and is still family owned since day one. They have several business streams that they look into and are focused on investing on the growth of the business. Based from their offices in Crawley, they offer parking, generous pension, healthcare and a nice working environment with a work life balance.

About You

We are looking for a proactive practice trained individual that has gained an ACA qualification that has had maybe one or two positions since leaving practice within commerce and industry and is looking for an environment in which they can settle within for the foreseeable future.

You will have the following skills, experiences and qualifications to apply for this role:

  • Hold a full ACA qualification
  • Has experience gained within an Accountancy Practice before working within commerce and industry
  • Experience of working within SME businesses only
  • Strong Technical understanding but with the ability to provide more than just accounting support
  • Stable employment experience
  • A ‘hands-on’ individual that can also manage a small team of 3 staff

Things you should know

This role will be what you make of it, you can take on as much responsibility, make changes to the business and work with the Managing Director to continue the success of the company.

A truly rare opportunity for you!
Commutable from: Burgess Hill, Caterham, Cobham, Crawley, Croydon, Dorking, East Grinstead, Epsom, Gatwick, Godalming, Guildford, Haywards Heath, Horley, Horsham, Leatherhead, Purley, Redhill, Reigate, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge


Howett Thorpe recruit for roles within accounts payable, credit control, payroll also covering accounts assistants, audit, management accounts, financial accounts, analysts, financial controllers, financial directors, corporate finance, tax including all part qualified and qualified vacancies.

Howett Thorpe are acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role and comply with all relevant UK legislation and do not discriminate on any protected characteristics. Due to the high volume of applications we currently receive, we are unable to respond to all candidates. If you do not hear from a Consultant within 5 working days please assume that you have not been successful.

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