Financial Controller

Ref: Hastings

Salary: £60k - 70k per year + benefits and pension

Location: Hastings, East Sussex, England

Type: Permanent

Market: Commerce & Industry

Grafton Banks Finance is working exclusively with a rapidly expanding £8m turnover business near Hastings, East Sussex, to recruit a Financial Controller (Fully qualified accountant ACA, ACCA, CIMA). Reporting to the MD and managing a team of six in finance, this opportunity has genuine potential to develop into a Finance Director position in the future. This role would suit an experienced Financial Controller or a Finance Manager looking to make the next step up in their career.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Monitoring and Production of Management Accounts, Financial Accounts and day to day financial function
  • Ensure cash flow is optimised
  • Creation and monitoring of revenue and capital budgets
  • Ensuring accurate forecast modelling and information including sensitivity analysis
  • Ensure an effective capacity management / forecasting tool is maintained
  • Questioning seasonal and other gaps in forecast revenue so actions can be taken
  • Ensure that capital expenditure plans are adequately evaluated
  • Reporting and liaising with Group Finance
  • Producing and reviewing cost modelling for sales and purchases including variable and activity based reporting for accuracy and suitability
  • Ensure financial controls are reviewed for adequacy
  • Review of current finance system
  • Review of alternative solutions cost vs. benefit
  • Reporting to Managing Director on recommendations for improvements
  • Managing team performance to ensure key responsibilities are delivered
  • Provide a mentoring, training and advisory role to the Finance team members
  • Authorising payments in line with company policies

This is an excellent opportunity for someone to add real commercial value to a company as well as progress into a more senior role as the company continues its major expansion plans over the next 3-5 years. You will also be rewarded with a competitive salary, pension and health care.

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For further information please contact Amy Butler on 01273 229499, or email

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