Financial Controller

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£50,000 - £60,000
19 Oct 2018
18 Nov 2018
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
Seniority Level
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

Job Responsibility:

Provide monthly management accounts and quarterly grant reports and report and analyse any variances and deviations from budget and forecast.

Report on KPIs to include monitoring overall revenue recognition, margins, expenses, operational efficiencies, inventory levels and profitability trends.

Business analysis - provide key business support to Business Unit decision-making with value-add contributions into business and financial reviews to help improve Business Unit performance.

Responsibility for annual Budgets, 5-year forecasts and rolling Forecasts.

Preparation and drafting of VAT reports, annual Statutory Accounts and Corporation Tax submissions.

Meeting deadlines by managing processes and influencing people to allow timely monthly reporting.

Ensure consistent, accurate and complete sets of financial information.

Inventory and work in progress management.

Responsibility for recruiting and growing the finance team.

In conjunction with the CEO, assess the long-term financial trends and review opportunities for future growth of income, revenue from new product areas and investment needs. 

Essential skills and experience:

Qualified Accountant (ACMA, ACA, ACCA).

Project accounting and Business Unit reporting.

Experience of working in a Blue-Chip organisation(s) and SME’s.

Inventory and Work-in-Progress management.

Sage, Xero and Excel experience.

Experience of preparing for and undergoing financial due diligence by Third Parties.

Behavioural Skills:



Good organisational skills.

Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).

Ability to meet deadlines.

Analytical with an attention to detail.

Ability to work on own initiative.

Ability to drive objectives to completion.

Team player.


Willingness to challenge and improve existing systems and processes.

The successful candidate will work as part of a senior management team and should be enthusiastic with excellent team-working and communication skills. If interested, please e-mail your CV to and include the title of your target position e.g. “Financial Controller” in the title.

All Sphere Fluidics employees are given an employment package including: competitive salary; employee share options; life insurance and auto-enrolled in to an Aviva Pension Scheme. Each employee is also encouraged to develop an annual development plan, including SMART objectives and training needs, as part of their career development.

The position will be based in or around Cambridge, UK.

The closing date for applications for this position is 23rd November 2018.

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