Financial Controller

Rainbow Recruitment Services are recruiting for a Financial Controller, on behalf of their client, a growing manufacturer based in Littlehampton (West Sussex). Due to continued growth, this is a new position within the business.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Management and development of the Finance function, covering financial accounting, Treasury, Credit control and Compliance.

  • Work with external providers, where necessary, to develop a detailed knowledge of the tax regimes that affect the business. Communicate with professional advisers to ensure the effective planning for and compliance with all relevant taxes which may arise.

  • Oversee the external preparation of financial statements and if necessary their audit, review and analyse results and recommend for approval the final (audited) financial statements. Oversee the preparation of the year-end management accounts and full audit information pack to support financial disclosures.

  • Ensure robust credit checks are performed for new clients and that Cash collections and Aged debt targets are in place.

  • Lead and manage all aspects of taxation, including Corporation Tax, Social Security and PAYE, and VAT and the related compliance requirements

  • Set up and maintain an integrated budget model to project P & L, balance sheet and cash flow

  • Drive high quality balance sheet reporting and control to ensure all balance sheets areas are fully reconciled and stand up to (audit) scrutiny

  • Lead and manage financial and transactional process and control improvements for all areas of responsibility

  • Control, management and reporting of the company’s working capital, with a particular focus on invoice financing and reducing the cost of business banking including currency and FX management

  • Managing all statutory reporting requirements

  • Manage the fiscal, accounting and statutory compliance policy ensuring agreed internal processes are adhered to, non-compliance is identified and appropriate recommendations put forward.

  • Management of suppliers, purchase ledgers and external payroll provider.

To apply for this role, you will ideally have/be:

  • An ACA or ACCA qualification

  • Experience of people management

  • Strong technical knowledge to support statutory accounts preparation (audit background an advantage) – UK GAAP

  • Ability to challenge the status quo, undertake analysis, and initiate change

  • Manufacturing company experience would be an advantage

  • Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills

  • A good team player

  • Proactive approach to problem solving

  • Experience in SAGE Accounts Software Preferred


Working hours: Flexible working schedule over 37.5 hours weekly

Salary: £45,000 - £48,000

Location: Littlehampton (West Sussex)