SME Financial Controller Job | HT14047 - Howett Thorpe

SME Financial Controller
Crawley, West Sussex

Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 per annum

Benefits: Good benefits package
Reference number HT14047
Added on Aug 21, 2017

About The Role

As the Financial Controller, you will be supporting the Finance Director in providing an efficient and effective financial control service for the business. Your duties will be varied ranging from preparation of company accounts through to optimising cash flow and identifying money saving opportunities to increase profitability.

Within this Financial Controller position you will be responsible for:

  • Monitoring and Analysing financial performance, including forecasts of operational areas of the business
  • Provide clear strategic financial analysis to the Finance Director and Managing Director of the business
  • Oversee the preparation of management accounts and financial statements
  • Manage the month end process including balance sheet reconciliations and accruals
  • Plus assist with a number of additional duties and projects

About Our Client

The business that this works for is within the Service sector, they work on an international basis and are owner managed. The business has seen continued growth, hence the requirement for this new role to provide additional support.

About You

We are looking for an individual that has experience of working within a Finance Manager or Financial Controller position of an SME business. International exposure is a must for this role as the business operates across the globe.

We are looking for the following skills, experiences and attributes for this role:

  • Ideally you will hold a full Accountancy based qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or AAT) but we are open to QBE if you have the relevant experience
  • Experience working as a Finance Manager or Financial Controller within an SME environment
  • Experience of working within an internationally trading business
  • Looking for a role in which you can progress to the Finance Director in the coming years

Things you should know

This role is a once in a lifetime opportunity, the business is very busy but highly supportive, you will need to be switched on and take a proactive approach to accounts.

Commutable from: Burgess Hill, Caterham, Cobham, Crawley, Croydon, Dorking, East Grinstead, Epsom, Gatwick, 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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