Ask Selection Ltd, Financial Controller

Overton near Basingstoke
28 Aug 2019
27 Sep 2019
Qualification Level
Fully qualified, Newly qualified
Professional Membership
Seniority Level
Contract Type
Full time

We are looking for a ‘hands on’ qualified accountant to oversee the Finance function reporting directly to the business owners. The ideal candidate will be commercially focused and will be highly competent in dealing with all financial reporting requirements and statutory filing requirements of a business. This role would be ideal first-time mover from practice into industry. The role is varied and fast-paced with direct exposure to the business owners and the individual will need to be confident in assisting with key business decisions.

Training in the top 20 accountancy firm experience is essential.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to progress quickly to Director and to be part of a profit sharing scheme.


Overall responsibility of the finance function

Preparing the financial statements

Ownership of the general ledger

Preparing the management accounts

Managing/reviewing all fiscal compliance including PAYE, VAT etc.

Oversight of statutory financial requirements including Companies House

Reviewing payroll

Budgeting and forecasting

Balance sheet reconciliations

Project analysis

Review and decide upon key tenders for financial contracts and service providers.

Direct liaison for key contacts including financial accountants, solicitors, banks and other business advisors.

Maintain an ethos of continuous improvement


Job based skills required

Qualified accountant – Top 20 accountancy experience essential

Commercially minded

Resilient with a questioning mind

Enthusiastic and hard-working

Attention to detail

Strong communication skills

Highly proficient in MS Office, specifically MS Excel.

Previous experience with Sage and Navision, desired but not essential.

Education and qualifications

ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent.

Experience areas

Previous experience of dealing with owner managed SME’s.

Management of dealing with a varied portfolio of clients or responsibilities.

Top 20 accountancy firm background desired but not essential.

Agricultural knowledge desired but not essential.