Group Financial Controller

England, Dorset, Poole
£70000 - £85000 per annum + car, bonus, pension, healthcare
Apr 09, 2021
May 07, 2021
JN -032021-2550115
Zuzanna Radkiewicz
Job Role
Group Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Qualified

A position has been newly created for a commercially minded and operationally driven Senior Finance Professional to join a fast-paced growing business in the Dorset area.

As a Financial Controller you will be required to manage and oversee the financial performance of two entities; play a vital part in managing, developing and implementing relevant measures and projects to meet the needs of the business.

Client Details

Our client is a well-established brand and UK leader in their field, looking to bring in a new member into their finance team on a permanent basis. Working closely with the Management team and CFO, the Financial Controller will play a crucial part in overseeing financial performance, actively supporting strategic and tactical business decisions.


  • Provide accurate, relevant and timely information to help control the activities of the business and monitor performance versus targets.
  • Support the delivery of both commercial and operational strategy as well as robust business planning and financial controls.
  • Provide support for all departments in understanding costs, developing systems, ad-hoc reporting and capital requests.
  • Maintain a system of financial controls to ensure transactions are properly recorded and assets are safeguarded.
  • Facilitate reviews of business performance and ensure actions are taken to improve performance.
  • Develop the profile of the Finance Team through increased involvement in cross-functional groups and through providing support at all levels.
  • Ensure financial input to the businesses decision-making process.
  • Evaluate Capital Expenditure requests to ensure they are financially sound and give the business the correct return.
  • To monitor spend to ensure controls and assist forecasting.
  • Understand all cost drivers in the business (e.g. standards reviews, overhead details) and ensure accurate product costs.
  • Enhance management understanding through ongoing provision of information and education promoting a cost awareness culture.


  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA (Fully Qualified)
  • Previous experience as Financial Controller (5+ yrs)
  • FMCG background - ability to work within a fast paced changeable environment
  • Experience of dealing and operating successfully in a matrixed business structure
  • Strong Team Management / Leadership Skills
  • Able to demonstrate drive, an open-mind and ambition to get stuck in
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of the whole business from a commercial, innovation and manufacturing point of view.

Job Offer

A competitive salary + package, opportunity for a long-term career path in a busy environment

Playing a key part in the finance function with motivation to grow and support the business at all times, during growth / change.