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Financial Controller

  • Location

    Ipswich

  • Job Function:

    Finance

  • Sector:

    Business Services

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Lauren Ramsey

  • Contact email:

    lauren.ramsey@ea-first.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH2162_1716458369

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    21 August 2024

Are you a dynamic and experienced finance professional ready to lead a central finance team during an exciting period of growth? We are representing a respected and rapidly expanding accountancy firm in East Anglia, seeking a dedicated Financial Controller to join their team in Ipswich.

Our client is one of East Anglia's longest-established and fastest-growing firms of Chartered Accountants, with six recently refurbished offices across the region. They are experiencing strong, profitable growth with ambitious plans for further expansion over the next 3 to 5 years.

Joining this firm means being part of an exciting growth phase. They prioritise individual development, helping team members enhance their skills, gain new knowledge, and advance their careers. Every team member plays a vital role in the firm's success.

About the Role:

As a Financial Controller, you will ensure the delivery of essential financial services and significantly impact the firm's growth trajectory. This diverse and rewarding position offers a chance to drive strategic goals in a supportive team environment. Responsibilities include:

  • Management Accounting: Produce timely and accurate management accounts for financial planning and strategy.
  • Management Reporting: Develop a comprehensive management reporting pack for informed decision-making by the Management Board.
  • Audit and Compliance: Manage the audit process for year-end statutory accounts, ensuring compliance and efficiency.
  • Team Leadership and Development: Lead and develop a high-performing finance team through effective training and leadership strategies.
  • Systems and Processes Improvement: Continuously assess and enhance finance systems and processes to support scalable and efficient operations.

The Ideal Candidate:

Qualifications: Fully qualified Accountant (ICAEW/ACCA/CIMA).

Experience: Solid background in finance operations, with prior experience in a similar role or ready to step up into a Financial Controller position. Experience in an accountancy practice or professional services environment is advantageous but not essential.

Skills:

  • Strong accounting and financial management skills.
  • Excellent leadership and team development capabilities.
  • Exceptional communication skills to influence and build confidence at all levels.
  • Proficiency in ICT and relevant software systems, with a keen interest in leveraging them for continuous improvement.
  • Ability to quickly grasp complex business operations and provide insightful financial and operational information.

What's on offer:

  • Competitive salary and excellent benefits package.
  • An opportunity to contribute to a firm's ongoing success and growth.
  • A supportive and dynamic team environment.
  • Flexible home-working options under the firm's agile working policy.

EA First Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency for this permanent vacancy.