Financial Controller Job at Scientific Management International in Andover

Job Description

Reporting to the CEO, and as a member of the Senior Management Team, the Financial Controller will be responsible for all aspects of financial management; primarily ensuring the accurate maintenance of current financial records support the timely preparation of monthly management accounts in order to guide and support underlying business decisions. Regulatory and financial reporting will form an essential part of the role, together with budgeting and forecasting, the development of internal control policies and procedures and financial risk management. The role will require regular liaison with internal teams and external finance contacts to promote a positive and proactive working environment.

  • Acting as the Finance lead for all day-to-day financial activities of the company
  • Ensuring the nominal ledgers are maintained in a complete and accurate manner
  • Managing the company cash position, including oversight of the credit control function and purchase ledger payments
  • Preparing the monthly management accounts, financial performance KPI’s and trend analysis, including presentation of the results at Senior Management Team meetings
  • Preparation of and subsequent reporting against the annual budget
  • Cash flow forecasting & management
  • Relevant nominal analysis to support business activities as necessary
  • Leading the statutory audit process, including audit file preparation and liaison with the company accountants
  • Preparation and submission of quarterly VAT returns and management of other regulatory requirements (including ONS and Company Secretarial reporting, etc)
  • Liaising with external tax advisors to minimise exposure to corporation tax payments, including submission of the R&D tax reclaim
  • Acting as first point of contact with banks and other finance contacts
  • Reviewing systems and control processes and suggesting areas for improvement
  • Working with the commercial team to manage Export Control activities
  • The Financial Controller may be involved in other relevant activities as considered appropriate; supporting business projects, presenting relevant information to work colleagues, assisting with the understanding and implementation of developing legislation, etc.

Person Specification

  • ACA/ACCA qualified, or CIMA with a high level of financial accounting experience
  • Bachelors or Masters degree Accounting, Finance, Economics, or related field
  • Experience in Manufacturing, Defence or Technology
  • Experience working at a senior level in an SME environment
  • Several years’ experience in business of Finance environment
  • Experience of using the financial package of an ERP system
  • Analytical & detail focused
  • Integrity & Professionalism
  • Problem solving skills
  • Able to work with a demanding workload
  • Hands on approach to work – able to work flexibly within an SME environment
  • Positive and proactive approach


  • Flexible working hours
  • On-site parking
  • Life insurance
  • Private medical/dental insurance

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £50,000.00 to £60,000.00 /year


  • Financial Controller: 2 years (Preferred)


About Company

Company: Scientific Management International

Company Location:  Andover

About Scientific Management International