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Financial Controller

We’re looking for an experienced Financial Controller to join our growing Finance team.

Location: Hybrid Working |    Business Area: Finance |    Salary: Up to £75k, dependent on experience

Reporting into the Group Finance Director, the Financial Controller is a key member of the Senior Management Team and will be responsible for the production of the monthly management accounts and Board reporting, in addition to playing a key role in leading the annual audit and ensuring best in class financial controls.


“a great place to work, a great place to be a customer”


The Role:

Monthly Reporting

  • Responsible for the production of the Chess Group Management Accounts.
  • Monthly reporting of performance of key metrics against budget.
  • Key product trend and variance reporting.
  • Monthly cashflow forecasts.
  • Monthly balance sheet reviews.

External Reporting

  • Preparation of statutory accounts and liaison with auditors, driving previous recommendations into working practices.
  • Assistance with Company Secretarial duties including Annual Returns and Share Capital transactions.
  • Corporation Tax and VAT compliance + reporting.


  • Involvement in acquisition financial due diligence.
  • Drive financial integration of acquisitions.
  • Preparation of initial and ongoing accounting entries for acquisitions e.g. intangible asset valuation, deferred consideration calculation.

Efficiency & Quality

  • Develop and strengthen Financial Controls.
  • Improving the efficiency of the management accounting processes.
  • Internal audit key contact.
  • Act as ‘One process’ lead in Finance, working with Group FD, CFO and COO to drive efficiency.


  • Inspire, Guide, Motivate and Focus the Finance team, building a best-in-class team.
  • Business Partnering multiple stakeholders, including Board Members.
The Candidate:
  • Pro-active, highly motivated individual who is committed to accuracy and strives for success.
  • +5 Years PQE with strong technical background (ACCA/ACA).
  • Strong system knowledge and experience of implementing process improvements.
  • Good techincal accounting knowledge.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills – especially Excel.
  • Thorough approach and high attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to present financial information clearly.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong time management and organisational skills.
Package Details

Salary details: Up to £75k, dependent on experience

Benefits include:

  • Health care support – UK Healthcare, eye tests, flu jabs, onsite health screens.
  • Enhanced Pay: Maternity, Paternity, Adoption Leave and Shared Parental Leave.
  • Access to employee benefits, rewards and recognition platform, Perkbox. This gives you access to hundreds of ‘Perks’ with great discounts. Whether it be days out, your weekly food shop, a clothes shopping spree on the high street and many more.
  • Hybrid working support - Allowance towards a home desk and chair.
  • Access to our Future Fit benefits package – including Mental, Physical and Financial support.
  • 30 days paid holiday p.a.
  • Buy & sell Holiday scheme – 2 opportunities per year to buy or sell up to 5 holidays.
  • Additional holidays: Half Day Fridays and a Wellbeing Day.
  • £100 per year matched charity donation, plus payroll giving options.
  • Enhanced SMT benefits - UK Healthcare scheme Level 1, Life Assurance at 3 x annual salary, Salary Sacrifice scheme, Dental Plan Level 1, BUPA Private Medical Cover.

Hours: A standard week is 37½ Monday to Friday

Allowing you to enjoy the flexibility of working from home whilst also having the option to
work from one of our many local hubs spread throughout the UK. Ad-hoc travel to offices
within the group and other locations may be required on occasion.

Working location: Hybrid working position

Allowing you to enjoy the flexibility of working from home whilst also having the option to work from one of our many local hubs spread throughout the UK. Ad-hoc travel to offices within the group and other locations may be required on occasion.

Why join Chess?

Chess is one of the UK's leading independent and trusted technology service providers, employing over 250 skilled people across the UK, supporting over 21,000 UK businesses.

Diversity, equality, and inclusion is at the heart of our Chess culture, and we are passionate about our One Team spirit. 

We are extremely proud that our people voted us No.1 in 'The 100 Best Companies to Work for' list 2018, and we continue to celebrate more than fourteen years in the top 100.

Our continued focus on growth creates opportunity for everyone to progress their career, to develop knowledge and skills, to gain reward and recognition and to maximise their potential. The growth and success of our people ensures the growth and success of our business. 

We believe that “if you’re not growing, we’re not growing”.

Is Chess the place for you?

If you are looking for a career that brings exciting challenges and opportunities, then Chess is the place for you.

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