Interim Financial Controller

Recruit an Interim FC with FD Capital

Recruiting an interim financial controller can your company the support it needs to function efficiently and maintain its financial health. Whether you’re hiring a short-term interim FC or filing the absence of an employee, financial controllers are crucial to ensuring efficient financial reporting.

Financial controllers – also known as a ‘business controller’ – are responsible for analysing and supervising the company’s day-to-day financial activities, supporting the CEO’s decision-making process by offering strategy insights.

FD Capital is the UK’s leading recruitment agency for financial controllers, connecting start-ups, medium-sized companies, and scaling organisations with financial professionals across the UK. Our talent pool of interim financial controllers is available for immediate starts.

We’ve built a reputation for our 360-degree approach to recruiting, offering traditional recruitment and specialist headhunting services. Our team takes a relationship-orientated approach to recruitment, starting by identifying the specific needs of your organisation.

Start your search for an interim financial controller today by contacting our team at or by calling us on 020 3287 9501 for a no-obligation consultation.


Funding raising – both debt and equity


Reporting packs for Private equity and venture capital houses.


Monthly Management Accounts


Annual Statutory Accounts.


Strategic Advice for your
board / shareholders.


Turnaround situations.


Special projects


Acquistions / disposals


Management Buy Outs.


System migrations.

What is a Controller in Finance?

A financial controller is the company’s primary accountant, responsible for overseeing financial activities and ensuring accurate reporting that is in line with compliance. They support the CEO’s decision-making by offering budgeting and forecasting, utilising real-time and accounting data.

The responsibilities of an interim FC include:

  • Accounting supervision
  • Implementing internal policies
  • Collaborating with external auditors
  • Handling day-to-day financial operations
  • Ensuring invoice processing and payments

When Should You Hire an Interim Financial Controller?

A financial controller can be hired at virtually any stage of your company’s development and growth. Hiring an interim FC can be the most cost and time effective way to address urgent issues and business-critical problems. You might decide to recruit an interim financial controller if:

  • Your business has grown rapidly and requires someone to oversee and analyse financial data and systems.
  • Internal compliance issues due to lack of oversight.
  • Your accountant or CFO takes a leave of absence, and you have a vacancy to fill.
  • You need a strategic financial advisor who is data-driven to provide insights and advice.
  • Your company needs processes, structure, and financial strategy in place to support its future growth and expansion.

Recruiting an interim FC can fill an unexpected vacancy with a candidate who hits the ground running, delivering immediate results and supporting decision-making.

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Part-Time CFO

Financial Controller vs. CFO

Within small companies, a financial controller may have the same responsibilities usually carried out by a CFO in larger organisations. There is some crossover in their roles, and you may decide to recruit an interim financial controller to suit where your company currently is. Alternatively, you might decide to recruit an interim FC to support your CFO.

A CFO is a leader within the finance team and a part of the company’s wider executive leadership. They are responsible for making strategic decisions with data-driven insights, working as a key advisor to the CEO and a bridge between the company and its external partners. Unlike financial controllers, CFOs are not considered to be accountants as they spend most of their time focusing on the bigger picture.

Financial controllers, by comparison, are more in touch with the company’s day-to-day operations. They are accounting experts with an eye for detail, ensuring that the company maintains its internal compliance and meets external audits.

About us

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 FC’s with a strong database of companies we have connections within.

Our FC’s are currently based in North London, South London, Crawley, Northampton, Birmingham and Telford, so we can provide coverage from South Cheshire down to Brighton on the South Coast. You can see our coverage on the footer of this page.

If you are an FC looking for a new role, check out our Financial Controller Jobs Board.

Recruit an Interim Financial Controller Today

FD Capital is the UK’s leading boutique financial recruitment agency, connecting start-ups and SMEs with interim financial controllers. Our talent pool includes senior financial executives who are available to work in-house and remotely.

Our team will curate the recruitment process to suit the needs of your company when recruiting an interim FC, whether you utilise our headhunting services or traditional recruitment service.

Hire an interim financial controller today by contacting our team at or 020 3287 9501.


Covering an absence such as a long-term illness or maternity leave.


Covering the unexpected departure of the existing FD.


Leading a turnaround situation.


Preparing a business for sale.


Acquiring a new business.


Launching a new product or division.


Setting up an overseas subsidiary.


Fundraising either debt or equity, and that includes sourcing funding if existing providers are not available.


Helping a CEO recruit a permanent FD.


Setting up a joint venture.


Mentoring a newly promoted FD and team development.


Special skills such as
E-Commerce or

Many other situation arise, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team to discuss your requirements.

What Areas do FD Capital Recruitment Cover?

We currently have professionals based in London, North,South, Central and Croydon, Birmingham and Shropshire all of who are available on an Interim basis. We have contacts in the Manchester and Leeds areas and are currently looking for FC’s interested to join our panel that can cover those areas.

Our clients who hire interim finance professionals want results, your need may be as a result of or due to a turnaround situation, a failing or problematic finance team or a specific finance project, seeing a company through investment, covering for leave/maternity or supporting a business through change. Most of our candidates are ICAEW qualified.

Whatever the need, we will work with you to understand your requirements and find the right candidate for you.

About FD Capital Recruitment

FD Capital are a niche senior finance recruitment network of Financial Controller and CFO’s working together with professional recruiters, we have been active in the senior financial professional recruitment niche since 2018 and are based in Great Portland Street, London. Our work is split between part-time, Interim and Permanent roles, around 50% of our portfolio is currently part-time, though interim and perm roles are growing faster currently.

We are always looking for new opportunities for our team, so if you need a Financial Controller, FD or Chief Financial Officer for your business either on a Part-Time, Interim or Full-Time basis, make sure to reach out to FD Capital Recruitment today.

We offer specialist skill sets suitable for particular circumstances, visit our FD Capital Services page to see more of our offering.

Since 2021 we now have team members in Oxford, Leeds and Bristol, so we can now more fully support those and their surrounding areas.

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