Financial Controller (FD Designate)

England, West Midlands, Dudley
£60000 - £70000 per annum + Bens
Feb 12, 2021
Mar 12, 2021
JN -022021-2008549
Dan Atkins
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Qualified

Growing business near Dudley, looking to hire a Financial Controller (FD Designate) to join the forward thinking leadership team.

Client Details

My client is a very interesting family owned SME within the logistics sector near Dudley. They have created a fun, interesting and dynamic culture and have links to various other creative businesses. The leadership team have developed a profitable business and have been successful throughout 2020 evolving the meet the challenges that have been thrown their way. The Financial Controller (FD Designate) will prove to be a critical addition contributing significantly to the ongoing journey


The Financial Controller (FD Designate) will initially lead the small finance team in the delivery of the accurate and timely financial reports with ownership over the P&L and balance sheet. You will learn from and support the incumbent Finance Director in supporting the leadership with the provision of commentary and analysis of that data. Also you will:

  • Lead and develop the finance team and support with matters of HR, procurement, legal and others as appropriate
  • Review and analyse the financial data from the ledgers and financial statements
  • Be able to understand and develop the capability of the financial systems
  • Liaise with the external parties including the banks, auditors and solicitors
  • Develop a 'best-in-class' mindset across the business with the leadership team


The ideal candidate for this Financial Controller (FD Designate) opportunity will be a competent accountant and willing leader who has a proclivity for learning. Working alongside the incumbent Finance Director, you will be able to develop both technical and soft skills to prepare yourself for the FD role. You will ideally:

  • Be professionally qualified (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
  • Have demonstrable leadership capability
  • Be motivated to be hands-on and strategic at the same time
  • Understand the challenges and opportunities within an SME environment
  • Be comfortable with online interviewing and on-boarding

Job Offer

£60-70k + Benefits

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