Financial Controller / Qualified Accountant

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P12190
  • Date Posted: 3 May 2024
  • Recruiter: AWD online
  • Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive + Excellent Benefits
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

 Financial Controller / Qualified Accountant Jobs, Careers & Vacancies in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Advertised by AWD online – Multi-Job Board Advertising and CV Sourcing Recruitment Services

Financial Controller / Qualified Accountant with proven experience in financial reporting, budgeting and analysis, an accountancy qualification such as ACA, ACCA or CIMA and good leadership skills with a strategic mindset is required for a well-established company based in Cambridge.


SALARY: Competitive + Excellent Benefits (see below)

LOCATION: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (CB22)

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent

WORKING HOURS: 37 hours per week



We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Financial Controller / Qualified Accountant with proven experience in financial reporting, budgeting and analysis, an accountancy qualification such as ACA, ACCA or CIMA and good leadership skills with a strategic mindset.

As the Financial Controller / Qualified Accountant you will oversee the organisation’s financial operations and ensure sound financial management practices.

Working as the Financial Controller / Qualified Accountant you will be responsible for managing financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, compliance, and internal controls.



If this job looks like your ideal position, then please send in your CV as soon as possible for our Recruitment Team to review.



Your duties as a Financial Controller / Qualified Accountant will include:

Financial Reporting:

  • Prepare timely and accurate financial statements
  • Ensure compliance with accounting principles, standards, and regulatory requirements
  • Coordinate the annual audit process and liaise with external auditors

Budgeting and Forecasting:

  • Develop annual budgets in collaboration with department heads and senior management
  • Monitor budget performance and provide variance analysis and recommendations
  • Forecast financial results and provide insights to support strategic decision-making

Financial Analysis:

  • Conduct financial analysis to support business decisions and identify opportunities for cost savings or revenue enhancement
  • Analyse financial trends, key performance indicators (KPIs), and key financial metrics
  • Prepare ad hoc financial reports and presentations for senior management

Cash Management:

  • Manage cash flow to ensure adequate liquidity for operational needs and financial obligations

Compliance and Internal Controls:

  • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and accounting standards
  • Establish and maintain internal controls to safeguard assets and prevent fraud

Financial Systems and Processes:

  • Evaluate and enhance financial systems and processes to improve efficiency and accuracy
  • Implement best practices in financial management and reporting
  • Provide training and support to finance staff on financial systems and procedures

Leadership and Team Management:

  • Lead and mentor the finance team
  • Foster a culture of accountability, integrity, and continuous improvement within the finance department
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to achieve organisational goals and objectives



  • Fully qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Proven experience in financial reporting, budgeting, and financial analysis
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles, financial regulations, and compliance requirements
  • Proficiency in financial software and ERP systems; experience with Sage 200
  • Advanced Excel and modelling skills
  • Knowledge and Experience of PowerBI and PowerQuery desirable
  • Experience and expertise in Costing
  • Ability to make independent decisions and methodically solve routine problems
  • Knowledge of CIS and reverse charge VAT legislation
  • Experience of facilities/real estate and/or the building management industry
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities


Company Benefits

  • Pension Allowance - 10.5% company contribution and 3% staff contribution
  • Holiday Entitlement - 25 days p.a. plus bank Holidays and 3 privilege days for Christmas Shutdown
  • Discretional Annual Performance Related Bonus
  • Employee Wellbeing Service
  • Private Health scheme
  • Restaurant Facilities
  • Skills training is encouraged
  • Onsite Accommodation (There is currently a waiting list for all types of accommodation)
  • Social - Sports & Social Club and onsite Gym
  • Nursery and Holiday Playscheme on site (Availability of places is dependent on demand)
  • Free Parking (please note that the company actively pursues a green transport policy)


Any offer of employment will be subject to security screening and may be subject to health screening.  Any offer may also be subject to a general medical.



To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV to our Recruitment Team who will review your details. CV’s of Job Applicants meeting this requirement will be submitted to our Client for consideration. By submitting your job application to us you are hereby giving us your express consent to submit your details to our Client for this purpose.


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