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Financial Controller

Salary: £45,000 per annum

Location: Sunderland

Job Type: Permanent

Gillespie Recruitment are looking to speak to experienced Financial Controller’s on behalf of our Sunderland based client.  

You will have full responsibility for ensuring the business is run in a compliant way and that the finance function has strong controls and processes. You will also provide sound financial advice and guidance to the Head of the Company. 

The role will be to lead the finance team with key responsibilities as outlined below –


  • Supervision of Accounts staff 
  • Provide guidance on Group accounting policies 
  • Prepare monthly management for accounts and make presentations as appropriate and directed 
  • Prepare draft budgets for accounts and all supporting schedules, as well as ensuring effective management of cash resources 
  • Monitor and review financial statements and all other Group accounts, investigating any variances 
  • Correspond with the Federation’s bankers on all banking matters, including bank mandates for all accounts 
  • Prepare budgets and forecasts for future years 

The ideal candidate will have –  

Essential Skills 

  • Qualified Accountant – CIMA/ACCA/ACA 
  • Strong commercial awareness and ability to add value 
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Advanced Excel and Sage 
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written at all levels 
  • Organisation skills – able to prioritise and plan own and teams’ workload 
  • Ability to analyse data and interpret & relay information 
  • Strong financial modelling, budgeting and forecasting skills 

If you’re interested in this role, send across your CV and a member of our team will be in touch! 


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