Financial Controller


Financial Controller
Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a local privately owned company, with 52 years of sustainable growth achieving a turnover of £100m. A forward-thinking dynamic business with ambitious plans to further expand business into Europe, actively extending our business offering from our facilities in Hong Kong and UK.

Assisting the Financial Director and ensuring accurate and timely operation of financial ledgers and associated items of the group businesses.

Applicants will ideally have experience of running a payroll, experience of VAT compliance and a good understanding of business and financial issues.

The role:

This role is an office-based position leading a team of five and will be responsible for the whole finance function as well as collaborating closely with the Financial Director on Finance initiatives and process improvements.

Key role responsibilities and duties:

  • Overall responsibility for overseeing the processing of sales and purchase ledger systems.
  • Overall responsibility for overseeing general ledger transactions and Balance Sheet reconciliations, ensure month end close is achieved in a timely manner. Ensuring monthly management accounts are completed within set timescales including variance analysis with no issues.
  • Manage VAT, Statistical reporting and Government returns meeting strict timescales.
  • Manage, review, and authorise bank payments.
  • Consulting with external auditors.
  • Ensuring compliance with funding covenants.
  • Managing daily cash flow and forecast business cash flow requirements. Invoice finance reconciliations and returns.
  • Manage loan stock drawdowns. Preparing reports for submission and analysing monthly stock payments between stock classes where necessary.
  • Overseeing the preparation of Hong Kong management and statutory accounts.
  • Oversee all payroll administration functions.
  • Visiting suppliers and customers with potential overseas travel required.
  • Fixed Asset management.
  • Investigate, analyse, and comment on areas of expenditure where adherence to company policy is required.

Skills required:

  • Qualification in ACCA/CIMA and maintaining CPD (Continuing Professional Development).
  • Experienced in managing a team and internal customers, excellent people skills required.
  • Presentation skills to an audience up to fifty people required.
  • Ability to work independently and on own initiative, within a team environment.
  • Ability to work well under pressure whilst maintaining attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical skillset.
  • Advanced level spreadsheet skills and PC literacy.
  • Forward thinking, recommend system changes for speed, accuracy, and compliance requirements.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills, whilst retaining an ability to flex and adapt where needed.

In return we offer:

  • A competitive salary.
  • Early Friday finish at 1:00pm.
  • 27 Days holiday.
  • Life insurance 4 x salary / Medical cash plan.
  • Length of service gift card, recognition at 5-, 10-, 15- & 20-years length of service.
  • 25 Year long service award (£1000 holiday voucher).
  • House move day.
  • Employee BBQ’s.
  • Open plan air-conditioned office.

For further information, please contact our Recruitment Department on 01945 473536 between 9.00am & 5.30pm. Alternatively, send your CV by email to


Office address

Sandall Road
PE13 2PS

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