Assistant to Financial Controller (PT) - Torbay, Devon - Devon

c£30-35k pro rata (3 day week) - Accountancy and Finance
Ref: 386 Date Posted: Monday 17 Jun 2024

Our client is an iconic designer-led retailer providing a point of difference in the high street that reflects quality, style and a level of customer service that cannot be matched elsewhere.

They are looking to grow their Finance Department with the addition of an Assistant to Financial Controller. The role will support in all aspects of operating the finance departments for the group, but in particular in the areas of cost control and variance analysis, budgeting and forecasting, stock management, and payroll. This position will also deputise for the Finance Controller when required.

What you'll be doing as their Assistant to Financial Controller?


  • Assist in the process of developing and reviewing budgets
  • Create monthly budget reports
  • Support with annual forecast/accounts
  • Produce analytical reports to help in business decision making
  • Support in payment of debtors and invoicing of creditors
  • Support in ensuring tax calculations and payments of VAT are accurate
  • Support the Finance Controller in conducting regular audit visits to all stores
  • Ensure finance records are kept accurately and securely in line with legislative requirements


  • Support the preparation of monthly MA journals and reports for stores and group
  • Prepare monthly concession remittance
  • Weekly checks of credit card/sales banking
  • Packaging monthly ordering and distribution, and annual submission
  • Review expense headings on a regular basis looking for a more cost effective way

Customer Accounts:

  • To be aware of current consumer credit legislation including GDPR and ensure the business is compliant


  • When necessary, assist with the preparation and processing of the monthly payroll run, including management checks and reporting


  • Gain an understanding of the Purchase Ledger functionality and support as necessary

Could you be part of this fantastic team?

This Assistant to Financial Controller role would suit a part/fully qualified Accountant - ACCA, ACA, or CIMA, or AAT Level 4 with significant knowledge of Management Accounting. In addition you will need:

  • Experience of cost control and variance analysis, budgeting and forecasting, and payroll
  • High level of computer literacy – needs to be a proficient user of financial systems
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and listening skills
  • Attention to detail

They offer

  • Salary £30-35k per year, pro rata
  • Pension Scheme
  • 28 days holiday including Bank Holidays
  • Staff discount


  • 22.5 hours per week, 3-days flexible

The Assistant to Financial Controller role is office based.