Financial Controller

Wales, Newport
£55000 - £58000 per annum
Jul 12, 2019
Aug 09, 2019
Harriet Taylor
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Qualified
  • Reporting into the CFO the Financial Controller will have one direct report and the candidate will be commercially and technically astute.
  • The role will be responsible for all financial planning, budgeting, group reporting, accounting for reserves, tax and cash flow management for a private equity backed business.

Client Details

An SME Insurance Financial Services business based near Newport, the company has grown over the last 9 years and has a European client base with an international subsidiary. Company size of circa 50.


The Financial Controller will be repsonsible for:

    • Preparing accurate timely monthly financial information covering all companies in the group, for the Chief Financial Officer for presentation to the Board and External Stakeholders

    • Oversee publishing of individual and consolidated statutory accounts under both UK GAPP and IFRS accounting standards.

    • Management and preparation of budgeting and forecasting including targeting and monitoring.

    • Oversee the Accounting Department which is expected to grow with the company.

    • All tax reporting for the group including subsidiary

    • Coordinate the annual statutory audits for all companies in the group

    • Regulatory reporting

    • Maintain a system of control over accounting and reporting.

    • Responsibility for all intercompany accounting under the relevant tax authorities.

    • Evaluate and manage financial risks.

    • Responsibility for balance sheet reserve accounting

  • Required to work closely with senior managers and other stakeholders on ad hoc projects


The successful Financial Controller will have:

  • Fully qualified Accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA) with a least 3 years post qualification experience, preferably degree qualified
  • Experience in a private equity backed business preferred.
  • Group and intercompany experience would be beneficial
  • Up-to-date technical skills and confident working knowledge of both IFRS and UK GAPP
  • Exceptional organisational and communication skills is required together with proven leadership capabilities.
  • Ability to work closely with external advisers
  • Self-motivated and able to work under own autonomy or as part of a team
  • The Financial Controller will have the opportunity to grow and develop as the group matures and expands its portfolio

Job Offer

The full time permanent position offers:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Private Medical Health care
  • Income Protection
  • Flexible working hours
  • Pension Scheme
  • 25 days holiday + bank

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