Interim Financial Controller - Southampton

Nils Lloyd-Penny
Date Posted
06 Dec 2021
Work Type
Full Time
6 Month(s)
Approx. £70k but negotiable

A growing technology company in Southampton requires an Interim Financial Controller ASAP for an initial 6 month period. There is the opportunity for this to become a permanent role for the right candidate. 

On offer is a very competitive package and full details are listed below.

This role is responsible for managing all aspects of the company’s finances and administration. The role reports to the part time CFO and is responsible for managing the full time Finance Assistant.

The role will be full-time, but a flexible arrangement may be considered for an experienced candidate. A hybrid working pattern is possible, with the needs for visits to the Southampton office.

  • Responsible for all day-to-day bookkeeping in Xero. This includes reviewing invoices posted by the Finance Assistant, reconciling balance sheet accounts, bank accounts and posting journals
  • Responsible for co-ordinating all HR matters with the support of an external HR specialist. This includes supporting hiring processes, employee onboarding
  • Managing the payroll (with assistance from a payroll bureau), managing the pension scheme and employee off boarding
  • Managing all company tax affairs, with assistance from tax advisors where required. This includes submitting VAT returns, EIS matters, ERS filings (including EMI share option scheme), Corporation Tax returns (including R&D tax credits)
  • Working with project managers to produce quarterly reports for Innovate UK funded projects (loans and grants)
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts
  • Maintaining a rolling 12-month cashflow forecast
  • Insurance and facilities - responsible for maintaining appropriate insurance policies
  • Facilities management, with the support of the office-based Finance Assistant
  • Preparation of financial statements under FRS102
  • Company Secretarial duties
  • Working with the Supply Chain Manager to maintain stock records and streamline procurement processes
  • Monitoring and implementing robust financial controls
  • Business partnering to support the business in making decision and reporting against specific projects
  • Maintaining robust and appropriate HR, CSR and GDPR policies with support from specialists
  • Member of the management team, working with the CFO to represent Finance


  • Qualified accountant 
  • Minimum 3 years’ FC experience – this is not an entry level role, we need someone who can hit the ground running
  • Proficient Xero user
  • Proven track record in management accounting, year end financial statement preparation, compliance

Desirable experience:

  • financial modelling
  • working in a technology/engineering business
  • managing or growing a finance team
  • scaling up an early-stage company

   This Vacancy
Ref: 2370
Role: Interim Financial Controller
Location: Southampton