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Financial Controller

Published 02 April 2024
£65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Derby, Derbyshire
Job Starts: 2nd April 2024
Accountancy & Finance

Job Description

Financial Controller | Derby | £65,000 - £75,000 + Bonus | Pride Park - Derby | PE Backed SME

Are you a seasoned Financial Controller ready to step into a dynamic role a PE backed Group? Here's your chance to be part of an exciting journey as we embark on the next phase of growth with recently secured private equity backing.

About the company: A leading player in the professional services industry, renowned for its commitment to excellence and innovation. With a focus on delivering top-notch solutions, poised for expansion and are seeking a talented Financial Controller to join the team in Derby.

The team of skilled legal professionals is passionate about achieving the best outcomes for their clients, guiding them through complex legal processes with clarity, expertise, and compassion.

The Opportunity: As our Financial Controller, you'll be number 1 in finance and at the heart of the financial operations, driving performance and ensuring the smooth functioning of the finance department. This hands-on role involves managing a team of four dedicated professionals, including a Finance Business Partner, and will see you taking ownership of critical tasks such as month-end accounting, management accounts, cash-flow and P&L management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the month-end accounting process with precision and efficiency.
  • Oversee the preparation of accurate management accounts, providing valuable insights to support strategic decision-making.
  • Take ownership of the P&L, ensuring accuracy and adherence to financial regulations.
  • Drive budgeting and forecasting activities, collaborating closely with senior leadership and private equity investors to achieve financial targets.
  • Work closely with the CEO and private equity investors to manage cash flow effectively and drive financial performance.
  • Mentor and develop team members, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and excellence.


  • Proven experience as a Financial Controller or similar role, ideally within the professional services sector.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to manage and motivate a team.
  • Solid understanding of financial principles and regulations.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to liaise effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Advanced proficiency in financial software and MS Excel.
  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)

Location and Benefits: This role is based on-site at the Derby office, located in Pride Park.

Salary of up to £75,000, with bonus potential, along with a range of benefits designed to support your professional development and well-being.

Apply now and become part of this dynamic team driving success.

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