Financial Controller / Finance Manager

Website Shawthorpe Recruitment Limited Salary: £40,000 per annum

Permanent Full Time

Our client is a well established organization based in Telford Shropshire, with continued growth they are now seeking a Financial Controller / Finance Manager to join the team.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, experienced financial controller with good commercial analytical skills, ideally from a manufacturing background, knowledgeable within Sage Accounting software, you will also have experience with managing a small team.

Job Purpose

This role is reporting directly to the MD, and will be your responsibility to provide detailed and accurate financial statistical information in a timely manner, this will assist in the company’s decision making. You will also be involved and assisting with management ideas, and decision making for continuous improvement on internal processes.

Duties / Responsibilities

  • Production of accurate, consistent and timely monthly management accounts including commentary.
  • Prepare and submit information to statutory authorities including HMRC and other government departments (including providing statutory returns for tax, VAT etc).
  • Maintain a fixed asset register.
  • Assist in costing exercises and Manufacturing Financial statistics where required.
  • Oversee all tax and regulatory compliance issues in conjunction with our external accountant.
  • Assist management in ensuring that profitability is optimized within the business.
  • To ensure effective and timely communication of business performance and efficiencies to all levels of management within the organization’s processes and timelines.
  • Manage insurances, Utilities and Fixed costs.
  • Oversee Stock takes and reviews of stock consumption and provide accurate reporting data on costing increases/decreases and the effects to our base model costings.
  •  Oversee The Purchasing and Goods receiving system of the business.
  • Overseeing and working with the accounts assistant and help with any of their queries or issues.
  • Cover accounts assistant during holiday periods.
  • Reviewing debtors and creditors and approving payments where required.
  • To identify and evaluate areas for improvement of profit/spend with particular regard to cost reductions and methodology, analysis of spend, material ratios etc.
  • Deal with credit cards and small claims when applicable.
  • Ongoing admin tasks such as setting up supplier accounts where required.

Key Skills / Ability / Experience

  • Management Accounting preferably from a manufacturing environment or SME
  • Expert analytical skills.
  • Experience of manufacturing costing models.
  • Strong Excel experience.
  • Strong Sage Cloud Accounting experience.
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written especially in order to communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation and with outside professional organisations as well as customers.
  • Be commercially aware.
  • Experienced at taking a lead and presenting information.
  • Multi-tasking skills.
  • Possess a good, strong understanding of business and financial issues.
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines.

Working Hours 

Permanent / Full time / Will consider part time

Monday to Friday 9.00am – 17.00

Open to flexible working / part time for the right person


Job Summary

This is a key position, and we will be carefully selecting the right person to join this team, as they are looking for an upbeat approach whilst bringing confidence and the above skills sets.


“Shawthorpe is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Please note that our job adverts are correct at the time of publication, but some details and job responsibilities are subject to change.”

To apply for this job email your details to