Financial Controller

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We have an opportunity for a Financial Controller to join our established and friendly finance team at Calder. This full-time, permanent role involves managing a small finance team, producing monthly accounts, and improving financial processes. Ideal for someone with project accounting experience, the successful candidate will enjoy generous benefits and a supportive work environment.

  • Full time, permanent.
  • Generous pension scheme.
  • Income protection.
  • Life assurance.
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays.
  • Early finish on Fridays.

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  • Production and presentation of monthly management accounts for review and preparation of Group reports.
  • Day-to-day management and development of a small finance team ensuring efficient processes and procedures are place for a high performing function.
  • Ensure that the company’s financial procedures are correctly followed.
  • Reviewing of the current financial processes/reporting and improving where possible.
  • Oversee and review preparation of all reports for annual audit, including R&D tax claim.
  • Oversee annual stocktake procedure and reconciliation of results to accounts.
  • Assist with the production and analysis of annual budgets including cost of sales, overheads and capex etc.
  • Oversee and review of monthly Project Cost reporting, including stock movements.
  • Weekly cashflow forecasting and cash management including monitoring of Debtors and Creditors.
  • Monthly/quarterly review of balance sheet accounts including WIP, prepayments and accruals.
  • Responsibility for petty cash and foreign currency, and control of credit cards.
  • Daily monitoring of banking accounts.
  • Working Knowledge of Import and Export Procedure.
  • Main point of contact for HMRC regarding VAT.
  • Supervision of general office duties that include telephones, office cleaning, stationery, backup support for spares sales quotations and parts shipping.
  • Preparation and overseeing of insurance renewal and reporting.
  • Liaise with overseas companies linked to Calder operations e.g. Middle East and Norway.
  • Main contact for outsourced IT support and responsible for fault finding minor IT issues.
  • Responsible for ensuring company systems affecting financial reporting are maintained.
  • Responsibility for monthly payroll and all associated annual reports.
  • Administration of the personnel related procedures including pensions, medical insurance, PHI, and life assurance.
  • System administration of the company’s networked office computing system and software. To include selection, procurement, installation, implementation and operation of new systems and software.


  • Strong leadership skills and willing to give additional input as and when required.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Be keen to contribute to the profitability of the business.
  • Be able to improve the efficiency of the business.
  • Eye for detail and passion for process and efficiency improvements.
  • Flexible in the face of conflicting priorities.
  • Thorough, consistent, diligent and confidential.
  • Versatile yet organised.
  • IT skills conversant with MS Windows and Office packages.
  • Detailed knowledge of accounting and legal practices and their influence on the company’s development.
  • Proven experience of working at Financial Controller or Finance Manager.
  • Working knowledge of XRL for reporting.
  • Proven knowledge of overseeing Project Costing environments.
  • Up to date practical knowledge of networked computer systems.
  • Experience of importing and exporting procedures.
  • CIMA/ACCA qualification or equivalent.

The salary for this role is negotiable depending on experience and qualifications.

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