Ambitious, profitable and innovative owner-led SME (circa £9m turnover) that has experienced 15% growth through 2018 and is set for a record breaking year in 2019 have a superb, highly attractive opening for a proactive Financial Controller (number 1 in finance with support from a part time consultant FD initially if required). The entrepreneurial owners (who are experts in this lucrative niche market) are seeking an aspirational character with drive and career ambition. The business is expanding in the UK and overseas and there is significant opportunity for future expansion. You will ideally be operating at Financial Controller / Finance Manager level and have a hands-on approach to managing the financial function and financial reporting for a growth SME. They are ideally seeking someone with a track record in a similar role but would consider a confident management accountant seeking a step 'up' into the position. You will manage a lean and diligent finance team (3 people) and be the primary finance contact for the business - acting as a financial sounding board to the owners from the outset. You must have a track record of proactively driving improvement and making positive change. You will be completely comfortable with preparing reliable management accounts, managing cash, developing your team, managing all aspects of the month end calendar. They are looking for someone able to dramatically improve the commercial reporting and analysis - digging into profit streams, standard costs and variances, project costs, margin changes, revenue and sales. You'll be comfortable with core accounting - balance sheet reconciliation, bank rec, VAT etc. If you are a highly capable Financial Controller / Finance Manager looking for a broad role within an expanding and professional SME then we would welcome the chance to speak.