Financial Controller

Salary: Up to c. £100k + bonus

Location: Reading/M4 corridor or East Midlands (hybrid)

Type: Full-Time

Reference: JOW240

Our client is a well-funded, PE backed buy and build consolidator with ambitions to grow to £100m+ T/o by 2025. Plans are progressing swiftly and with two acquisitions to date and a strong pipeline. There is an experienced leadership team with a proven track record of buy and build growth and creating a ‘best place to work’ working environment. Reporting to the Group CFO, this is an exciting opportunity for the right person to join an ambitious, fast-growing business. With the rapid growth, the central finance function is still in its infancy giving the incoming FC considerable input into the shape of the finance function. You will shape the existing hub finance teams, build the central finance team, develop the controls and reporting across the group. This is an ideal position to gain wider commercial PE exposure and truly contribute to a strategically focused growth plan having immediate M&A exposure. The role can be based along the M3/M4 corridor or East Midlands as there are several offices. Also, some hybrid / home working possible.


  • Build financial controls and processes to ensure the security of assets and maximise profit performance
  • Implementation of improved financial systems and processes
  • Timely integration of newly acquired businesses back-office functions and the implementation of standard controls and information flows across the group.
  • Ensuring timely and accurate production of monthly Management Accounts and Financial KPI’s, analysing and reporting on performance on a site and consolidated basis
  • Providing detailed analysis and benchmarking of P&L performance and driving improvement through the operations team, identifying revenue enhancement and cost reduction opportunities
  • Management of annual Budget and regular re-forecast processes
  • Improving reporting timelines to meet the requirements of the Private Equity investors of weekly/monthly MI as required
  • Managing covenant and cashflow reporting
  • Production of annual Consolidated Financial Statements, liaising closely with the auditors.

The Candidate:

  • You will be a fully qualified accountant with extensive multi-site experience
  • Prior experience in the business or professional services preferable
  • Ability to build a “first in class” finance function – building developing the team and improving the quality and timeliness of financial reporting
  • Demonstrable experience of leading profit performance improvement, largely through cost management and control
  • Desire to implement new financial systems and processes
  • Personal qualities must include enthusiasm, adaptability, tenacity, self-starter and an absolute commitment to achieve objectives and meet deadlines in a demanding environment.

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FD Direct Limited (trading as Equity FD, Equity FC, Equity Interim and Equity Chair) has ceased trading.

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