• Permanent
  • Essex
  • £70000 - £75000 per annum GBP / Year

Financial Controller
£75k + Package
Construction & Maintenance Contractor

The Company:
Family run construction and maintenance SME providing refurbishment and planned maintenance services across the Housing, Education, Commercial, Heritage and Health Care sectors.

The Role:
A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Financial Controller to join our clients expanding finance function reporting directly to the owner. As Financial Controller, you will play a key part as a member of the senior management team. This role will give the Financial Controller the scope to build and mentor a finance team of approximately 4 staff.

Leading and continuously developing the accounting team to optimise processes across the function. This will include controls, services, policies, and processes in line with compliance requirements and good financial practice.


  • Produce accurate monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting
  • Ensure the integrity of the company / Group’s financial systems and monitor compliance with processes and policies
  • Review and update internal Finance Department policies and procedures to ensure that they continue to meet business needs
  • Carry out business improvement reviews
  • Develop and utilise decision-making tools, dashboards, and reports to support the senior management team
  • Ensure the balance sheet is fully reconciled monthly
  • Responsible for all aspects of cash management including daily tracking of group cash position, monthly cash flow forecasting and maintain banking relationships
  • Responsible for the payroll team
  • Partner with department heads with a view to optimising performance
  • Collaborate with the wider team in budgeting and planning processes
  • Overseeing and developing an effective FP&A function
  • Ensure effective cost controls are in place
  • Lead automation /streamlining of the finance function
  • Lead the external auditing process
  • Lead, manage and motivate direct reports to maximise their performance and develop their potential
  • Experience with Eque2 or similar system is advantageous but not essential


  • Fully qualified (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA, ICAEW)
  • Have 5+ years’ experience within an accounting role
  • Knowledge of construction industry practices and other relevant legislation is desirable
  • Ability to communicate, present and engage with all audiences
  • Have experience of hands-on preparation of both management and statutory accounts
  • Strong influencing skills, with a persuasive, articulate approach.
  • A proven problem-solving approach coupled with a hands-on results orientated demeanour.
  • Experience of managing a team of Finance professionals
  • High level of expertise across Microsoft packages

Financial Controller
£75k + Package
Construction & Maintenance Contractor

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