Financial Controller

St Columb, Cornwall
Circa £55k
30 Aug 2017
30 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Level of qualification

Who we are

Retallack is a five star luxury resort and spa in Cornwall, set in 100 acres of peaceful lakes and Cornish countryside the resort has plenty going on and offers much more than your average holiday home. From indulging in dinner, to relaxing in the spa, working up a glow in the health club, having fun on the FlowRider or splashing around at the Retallack Wake and Aqua Park, we have it all.


The Position

Retallack Resort is currently recruiting a Financial Controller to join our team, overseeing our busy finance department. As the Financial Controller you will manage a team of eight and be responsible for all accounting related activities. You will be confident and competent in your ability to not only run a tight ship on all business reporting, management accounts, and budgeting, but also be able to delegate duties to your supporting team.



To work on all accounting related matters including;

  • Profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow reporting
  • Managing cash, bank funding and reporting
  • Year End processes including Annual Statutory Reporting, Audit and Tax
  • Purchase and sales ledger
  • Initiating and supporting improvement activities across the department
  • Maintaining good relationships with suppliers, customers, banks and external auditors
  • Payroll and VAT functions
  • Preparing budgets and forecasts and analysis of costs on an ongoing basis
  • Developing a strong understanding of the business model and the challenges that it will face and provide advice on how to manage this
  • Ad hoc reporting as required by management


The Person

  • Previous experience in a similar role is essential
  • Must have excellent communication skills (written & verbal)
  • Strong I.T skills, to include Microsoft Excel and Sage Line 50
  • Previous experience of managing a small team
  • Qualified ( CIMA, ACA, CFA or ACCA) is highly desirable, however we would consider part qualified candidates providing the above duties are demonstrable
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to prioritise business demands
  • Excellent problem solving and multitasking skills with the ability to stay calm in a pressured environment
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team of staff



  • 21 days holidays entitlement + bank holidays
  • Discounted rates on leisure facilities, ESYA Spa, The Lookout Restaurant and Lounge, Wake Park, Aqua Park and Flowrider
  • Free onsite parking


Additional Information

  • Offers are subject to suitable references
  • Due to location, the successful candidate should be a driver with their own transport