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Financial Controller

Circle IT | Financial Controller

Location: Cardiff Gate Business Park, Cardiff

Are you a Qualified/Part Qualified Accountant looking for your next role?  Does the prospect of joining a leading, award winning IT solutions company as a Financial Controller in a varied and fast paced role appeal to you?  If so, we’d like to hear from you!

We’re looking for a knowledgeable Finance Professional to join our Finance team as a Financial Controller. The successful candidate will be reporting directly to the Finance Director. The Financial Controller will be responsible for leading and managing the day to day functions of our Finance and Procurement department and team, ensuring that strict deadlines are met for monthly management reporting.  A key requirement of the role is to work closely with the Finance Director to support the overall business to achieve its long-term goals.  

Strong organisational, business systems and Excel skills are a key requirements for this role as is the ability to challenge, negotiate and to make suggestions for improvement in a busy, fast paced business. Line management and managerial experience is essential for our Finance Controller as is an ability to lead, manage, motivate and develop a team.  

The role attracts a package of up to £40k per annum and will be negotiable depending on experience. 


Qualifications, work experience and knowledge


  • Part Qualified / Newly Qualified accountant
  • Experience of managing a team and running a finance department demonstrable experience of being able to manage and motivate
  • Proven record of meeting strict Finance reporting deadlines
  • Understanding of the principles of revenue recognition on contracts and projects
  • Dealing with external bodies such as HMRC and auditors
  • Strong/Advanced Excel skills 
  • Financial modelling experience
  • Experience of statutory account preparation and audit liaison
  • Corporation Tax, Payroll and VAT experience
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a fast paced environment


  • Experience of working in an IT business/ Services business
  • Experience of using Sage software
  • Experience of using Autotask or similar PSA software
  • People Management related qualifications e.g. ILM



  • Good commercial and business awareness
  • Ability to prioritise work and manage deadlines
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent relationship building skills (internally and externally)
  • Excellent communication skills with a thoroughly professional approach (presentation, verbal and written)
  • Strong leadership, assertive and problem solving skills
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Strong analytical, logical, numerical and reporting skills
  • Able to prioritise, plan, organise and work to tight timescales/deadlines
  • Eager to learn and develop and to share knowledge with others
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong team work ethic
  • Work and behave in-line with Circle IT’s Values: Leadership, Support & Respect, Quality & Dedication, Passion & Innovation, Agility & Energy


Check out some of the benefits you will enjoy as part of the Circle IT Team (Click here) 


A full job description is available by request,


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Should you not hear back from us within three weeks of submitting your application, we would like to thank you for taking an interest in working at Circle IT and confirm that you were not successful at this time.  

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