Financial Controller

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The Society requires a suitably qualified professional to lead all operational aspects of the finance function. This is a ‘hands on’ role that will lead, develop & mentor a small finance team to add value to the business by providing timely, accurate & insightful financial reporting across the Society.

This is an extremely exciting time to be joining the Society as it embarks on its new strategy. This is a critical role that will work closely with the CFO & across the wider business to embed the finance strategy and assist with delivery of the overall business strategy.

The FC will be constantly looking for improvements in order to deliver a best in class finance function for the benefit of the entire business.

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • Manage & mentor the finance team to ensure all deadlines are met & the team are encouraged to meet their potential
    Oversee the day to day operational delivery of the finance team including;
    • preparation & detailed analysis of the monthly management accounts for all group companies
    • treasury management
    • investment oversight
    • fleet management
    • purchase ledger
  • Provide financial analysis, advice and commercial support to the executive & management teams
  • Business partnering support to operational teams to drive commercial performance
  • Lead the annual business planning process (5 year plan)
  • Be a key contact for the Society’s relationship with its external actuaries, investment managers & bankers
  • Produce the year end statutory accounts & lead the external audit process
  • Continually review the adequacy of internal policies & procedures to ensure the sound financial management & control of the Society’s business
  • Assist with the preparation of the Society’s regulatory returns
  • Ad hoc project work as necessary

Qualifications & Skills


  • Fully qualified – ACA, ACCA or CIMA
  • Significant experience of working within management or financial accounting
  • Strong team management experience
  • Track record of mentoring & enhancing the performance of a finance team
  • Commercially astute with strong analysis skills
  • Experience of working in a changing environment & confident embracing change
  • Track record of delivering continuous improvements to processes & procedures
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to work accurately & efficiently to meet time critical deadlines


  • Strong understanding of Solvency II regulations – highly desirable
  • Understanding of investment management
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Navision

Work arrangements: Permanent, full time (Monday – Friday, 37.5 hours per week)


  • Competitive salary
  • Free car parking at Head Office
  • Free electric hook up for electric cars at Head Office
  • Corporate membership of the Health Shield medical cash plan after successful completion of probation
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Free on site gym
  • Free refreshments (tea, coffee, juice etc.)
  • Training and development support
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Quarterly on site wellbeing therapy treatments
  • Employee development scheme – staff can get a contribution towards non work related personal development activities
  • Salary sacrifice schemes

Closing date: Wednesday 18th September 2019

If you are interested in applying for this post please download an application form or request one by emailing: or by telephoning (01270) 503963.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community