Altum are delighted to be exclusively searching for a Financial Controller for a start-up in the sustainability space, the organisation is about to enter an exciting growth phase and this is a fantastic time to join.
This role would be ideal for an ambitious finance controller or audit trained newly ACA qualified accountant looking to make the move to controller. You need to be a confident self-starter, a natural solution orientated problem solver, with good analytical skills and the resilience to thrive in a fast-paced environment and with the temperament and collaboration skills to work alongside other parts of the business.
This role is about technical problem solving, efficiency, people management and providing the business with the most cost-effective solutions. You should be comfortable with working on projects as well as in a team, making sure that you take ownership and responsibility of any challenge that presents itself.
Support the Finance Director in the robust financial management of the business
Timely delivery of month-end, quarter-end and year-end financial reports, including KPIs and variance analysis
Assist the Finance Director and FP&A Manager in presenting reports to the board and other stakeholders when required
Implement updates and improvements to accounting systems and processes, including invoicing/revenue recognition, collections, stock control and payroll
Take responsibility of the annual audit process
Manage and help train an Accounts Assistant
Desired Skills and Experience
ACA Qualified Accountant
Audit experience of SMEs, with a strong understanding of internal controls
Analytical approach to problem solving, able to gather accurate and complete data
Capacity to think outside the box and come up with solutions
Excellent Excel skills
A good sense of humour, fun to have in the team and unflappable style
A fast learner with an ability to pick up how to use new systems
Ability to run concurrent work streams simultaneously and switch seamlessly between tasks
Fearless and unphased by tackling new challenges
SQL knowledge highly desirable
SAP experience advantageous