Group Finance Controller


Birkenhead or Liverpool

REFERENCE: 04/23/24
CLOSING DATE: 6/27/2023 12:00:00 AM

Salary: competitive

Hours of Work: 37 hours a week
Core hours Monday – Thursday 9am – 5.30pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Will consider flexible working requirements

Job purpose:

  •  Provide timely, accurate and insightful financial and management reporting, business
    analysis and strategic support
  • Manage the procurement & planning processes
  • Oversee the financial operations ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory
    requirements and providing financial advice and support to senior management

Key Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Manage the preparation of monthly management accounts, financial statements and
    reports, including variance analysis, performance trends, and weekly key performance
    indicators (KPIs) to inform decision-making and support strategic planning.
  • Work with other departments and teams to provide financial analysis, insights and
    recommendations to drive business performance and growth
  • Manage the procurement processes, ensuring that goods and services are procured at the
    best value for money and that contracts are appropriately managed
  • Provide financial advice and support to senior management on strategic planning,
    budgeting, and business development initiatives
  • Liaise with external auditors and regulatory bodies to ensure compliance with legal and
    regulatory requirements
  • Manage the day-to-day financial operations, including credit control, bank reconciliations,
    purchase orders, sales invoicing and Supplier reconciliations
  • Preparation of monthly Executive and Operations Board reports
  • Reviewing Corporation Tax & VAT returns
  • Management of the R&D Tax credits process, ensuring to engage with all relevant
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by senior management

Experience & Knowledge:

  •  A professional accountancy qualification such as ACA, CIMA or ACCA
  • Experience in an equivalent senior finance role
  • Proven experience in business planning and financial analysis
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex financial data and provide
    meaningful insights
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills, with a calm and methodical approach
    to work, and a flexible and adaptable attitude to resolving issues
  • Good attention to detail, deadline driven with an ability to work effectively with people
    across a wide range of levels and responsibilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent IT skills, including advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and experience using
    financial systems and reporting tools

Desirable experience & knowledge:

  • Previous experience within a legal, insurance or financial services environment
  • Knowledge of Solicitor Accounts Rules & General Data Protection Regulation Rules

Here at Carpenters Group diversity and inclusion matters, it is integral to our culture and we welcome applications from everyone. we celebrate difference and believe in equal opportunities for all.


  • Minimum 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
  • Hybrid working model 
  • 2 x Volunteering days to support charitable initiatives
  • Matched Giving – up to £250 matched for personal charity fundraising for a registered charity
  • Medicash cash plan – claim back dental / physio / optical appointments
  • My Medicash App – including access to rapid digital physiotherapy and skin cancer screening assessments plus fitness videos and wellbeing tools
  • Discounts and cash back on travel and shopping through Medicash extras
  • Life Assurance Scheme (4 x salary)
  • Pension scheme
  • Active network of Wellbeing Champions – providing mental health support
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Funded social events to connect with your colleagues
  • Dress for your day policy

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