Financial Controller - Taunton , Somerset

Andrea Groom-Shorter
Date Posted
13 Oct 2023
Work Type
Full Time
Care sector
Negotiable depending on experience

Our client is a specialist care home group who are looking for a new FC to join and manage their accounts team. Reporting directly to the MD and leading a team of three staff this role will have full responsibility for the finance function. The business has a turnover of £13.5 million and 350 staff.

  • Support FM in preparing monthly & annual accounts to final TB 
  • Ensure compliance with statutory regulations including tax compliance, review of Statutory Accounts
  • Manage relationships & liaise with third parties such as insurance brokers, utilities suppliers, provider of pension schemes & other service contracts
  • Oversee cash flow management & analysis
  • Banking relationships – including cheque signatory
  • Work with the MD to prepare annual budgets and regularly update forecasts
  • Provide expert financial support/advice to colleagues and managers to enable effective financial management
  • Control expenditure in line with budgets/approved expenditure Develop and maintain an effective system of internal control for safeguarding company's assets
  • Oversee the submission & payment of all tax matters 
  • Manage and develop the finance team to ensure high/improved performance
  • Meet regularly with senior management team to keep informed and to offer insights and guidance 
  • Oversee regular stock takes, reconciling 
  • Provide financial support to plans for expansion through acquisition or with new builds

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA)
  • Ability to manage, motivate and develop a team.
  • Experience of SAGE 50 cloud, Maintain X and Access will be an advantage
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Keen analytical mind; ability to be imaginative and proactive
  • Constructively challenge at a senior level - confidence & ability to challenge the status quo and internal decision making
  • Demonstrable ability to provide clear concise financial analysis for non-finance audience
  • Confident and effective communicator - able to liaise with all levels of the organisation
  • Experienced in working within a busy / time pressured finance team as part of a team and use initiative to work competently alone

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Ref: 2623
Role: Financial Controller
Location: Taunton , Somerset