Financial Controller Job Description

Financial Controller Job Description

FD Capital is an industry leader, revolutionising the way companies can access financial executives on terms that work for their business. Our curated approach to recruitment puts the client at its heart, matching them with candidates who complete the puzzle of their organisation.

Job Title: Financial Controller

Location: [Specify Location or Indicate if Remote]

Job Type: Full-time

Company Overview: [Provide a brief overview of the company, including its history, mission, and the industry it operates in.]

Position Overview: The Financial Controller is a key leadership role within the finance department, reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This position is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day financial operations of the company, ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of financial reports, compliance with regulatory requirements, and the implementation of effective financial strategies and controls.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Financial Reporting and Analysis:
    • Prepare accurate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
    • Conduct variance analysis and provide insights on financial performance.
    • Support budgeting and forecasting activities.
  2. Regulatory Compliance and Auditing:
    • Ensure compliance with applicable accounting standards and regulatory requirements.
    • Liaise with external auditors and coordinate the audit process.
    • Maintain and update internal control procedures.
  3. Cash Flow Management:
    • Monitor and manage the organization’s cash flow.
    • Develop cash management strategies to optimize financial resources.
  4. Taxation:
    • Oversee tax planning and compliance activities.
    • Coordinate with external tax advisors as necessary.
  5. Team Leadership and Development:
    • Supervise and mentor the finance team.
    • Foster a collaborative and efficient working environment.
  6. Strategic Planning:
    • Contribute to the financial strategic planning of the organization.
    • Provide financial insights to support business decision-making.
  7. Process Improvement:
    • Identify opportunities for process improvements in financial operations.
    • Implement best practices in financial management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent qualification preferred.
  • Minimum of [specify number] years of experience in financial management, with a proven track record in a similar role.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles, tax regulations, and financial reporting standards.
  • Proficiency in financial software and Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel.


  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

Application Process: Interested candidates should submit their resume along with a cover letter detailing their suitability for the role to [insert application email or link to application portal].

Application Deadline: [Specify Deadline]

The company is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

About our Services

Formed in 2018 FD Capital Recruitment was founded with the objective of becoming a leading provider of Part-Time Finance Directors and Financial Controllers our idea being to bring the skills and experience that finance directors have gained in larger corporates and plc’s and make them available to SME’s on fractional time basis. We now offer interim and permanent roles and recruit and Hire CFOs than we do FDs.   We have grown and grown and are now well known across London.  Reach out to our consultant team today to find out more about us.

We now work closely with Private Equity houses to source experienced candidates, if you are looking for a Financial Controller, CFO or FD with PE experience then make sure to talk with our team today.

We operate across the London and south east and West Midlands areas, our ambition is to grow the business to a national operation. Our team is made up of finance professional and experienced recruiters who between them have an extensive network of FD’s and CEO with a strong database of companies we have connections within. See also our FD Services page for more information, since 2024 we also offer Financial Controller Recruitment.

As a company we have a social conscience we support the environment through our tree nation project.  Our main charity is Beam who works to directly address homelessness in London.   We are a member of the Living Wage Foundation.

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