Finance Controller - Harrogate - High Growth Business

Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 pa
Reference: SC / 15023
Type: Permanent
Sector: Accountancy & Finance, Senior Finance
Deadline: 08/11/2021

The company

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ACA/ACCA Qualified Finance Manager/Controller to join a very high growth, modern and forward thinking global business based in Harrogate!

This entrepreneurial SME have been established for just over 20 years, and since they formed have experienced phenomenal year on year growth, with 2020 being one of their most successful year's in business. The company operate across the whole of the UK and overseas, and have further ambitious growth plans for 2022/23!

As a consequence of their most recent success, they are now looking to hire an ambitious, driven and motivated Finance Controller to report directly to the CFO, and oversee the small finance function. The role with be instrumental in the business growth over the next few years, and play a key role in improving and streamlining processes through that journey.

The role would be ideally suited to an ACA/ACCA qualified accountant with strong technical accounting knowledge, looking for their 1st or 2nd Finance Controller/Manager role, with an exciting, forward thinking SME in North Yorkshire! 

The job

Reporting directly to the CFO and overseeing a finance team of 5, the key duties of this role will include:

  • Completing monthly accounting requirements to close month end
  • Preparation of monthly reporting pack
  • Reviewing actual performance vs targets
  • Preparation of cash flow forecast and regular monitoring of cash-flow requirements
  • Ensuring all balance sheet accounts and fully reconciled
  • Support CFO with budgeting and forecasting
  • Development of controls appropriate to the size and needs of the business
  • Preparation of external audit requirements and manage requests from auditors
  • Provision of information for tax reporting and computations
  • Managing the transactional finance team and day to day activities
  • Other projects and ad-hoc requirements as directed by CFO

The person

The successful candidate will:

  • Be ACA or ACCA Qualified - Essential
  • Have a minimum of 1-2 years post qualification experience within a technical accounting role in practice or industry- Essential
  • Have previous experience of overseeing/mentoring or supervising staff - Desirable
  • Have the ability to identify and implement process improvements - Essential

The benefits

  • Free on site parking
  • Hybrid working options
  • Private Healthcare
  • Pension
  • Complimentary Flu Vac and Eye Tests
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Life and Critical Illness Insurance
  • Regular Social Events


Sara Clark
Client Director
Brewster Partners Recruitment Group


To apply for this job, please send your CV to the email above or to quoting "Vacancy: Finance Controller - Harrogate - High Growth Business, Reference: SC / 15023". Thank you for your interest.