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Financial controller

Ref: JN -032018-59742
GBP45000.00 - GBP65000.00 per annum
UK, North West
Accounting, Controlling
12 März 2018

Financial Controller

Property Developer, based Blackburn

£55,000 - £65,000

Cobalt are excited to be exclusively searching for a Financial Controller to join a growing SME who specialise in the delivery of industrial assets, leasing to other SME's and larger multinationals. They have gained a solid foothold in the regional market with the portfolios being mainly centred across Lancashire.

Following a sustained period of growth, the group now requires an experienced Financial Controller to help drive the company forward, specifically in relation to process creation.

The appointed Financial Controller will lead a team of six with responsibility for growing the team further, whilst assessing and streamlining current accounting practices employed by the group, specifically around Excel modelling and Sage 50.

Key duties will include:

  • Oversee all company accounts and investments
  • Create monthly and annual reports to identify results, trends, and financial forecasts
  • Manage cash flow by tracking transactions and regularly reviewing internal reports
  • Supervise and manage financial department staff, including accountants and financial assistants
  • Motivate and lead finance team members by clarifying roles and providing helpful feedback
  • Suggest updates and improvements for accounting systems, including payroll and invoicing
  • Ensure that all financial transactions are properly recorded, filed, and reported
  • Establish and implement financial reporting systems to comply with government regulations and legislation
  • Collaborate with auditing services to ensure proper compliance with all regulations
  • Develop budgets and financial plans for the company based on research and data reports
  • Review all financial plans and budgets regularly to look for cost reduction opportunities
  • Examine all financial reports and data closely to check for discrepancies
  • Create systems to prevent errors in data collection and calculations
  • Report to the MD with timely and accurate financial information
  • Presenting reports to senior executives, stakeholders, and board members

Ideally the appointed Financial Controller must be able to demonstrate experience of the following:

  • A proven track record of working in a business or finance environment
  • Management and leadership experience
  • Strong interpersonal, mathematical, written and verbal communication skills
  • A high attention to detail, allowing for critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong computer literacy including the use of Excel
  • An excellent understanding of data privacy standards


  • ACCA
  • CIMA

To apply please contact James Griffiths on 0161 457 0105

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