Treasury Financial Controller

Competitive salary plus excellent company benefits
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Why choose us?

Choosing to work for SMS means choosing to make a difference. We are changing how businesses and consumers use energy for the better, helping achieve a greener, sustainable, and more affordable energy system for everyone. Through our range of innovative energy solutions, we are delivering the future of smart energy – working closely with private and public sector partners we are playing a critical role in transforming and decarbonising the UK economy by 2050. 


What's in it for you?

  • 25 personal holiday days per year (with additional 8 public holidays) increasing to 30 personal days after 5 years of service (includes options to buy and sell)
  • Hybrid working options.
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave.
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee assistance service.
  • Medicash health plan offers a wide variety of benefits from cashback on everyday healthcare treatments like optical, dental and physio treatments. Discounted gym memberships and free 24/7 online GP.
  • Access to our Share Incentive Plan which allows you to become a shareholder in a tax-efficient way and benefit from the success of the company
  • Life Insurance (4 x annual salary)
  • Pension matching scheme (up to 5% of salary)
  • Developing our people is important to us - we support and encourage development by offering internal and external accredited courses, secondments and study support.



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What's the role?

As Financial Controller, you will be directly responsible for the management and leadership of the Treasury function at SMS. You will oversee the production of the monthly accounting and management information ensuring integrity of the ledgers with end-to-end management.

Alongside the management of existing finance teams, the role is also critical in building and delivering enhanced financial and operational reporting. This will include building on reporting developments utilising our recently integrated cloud based accounting software and working with our in-house Business Intelligence team to create valuable analytical and insight tools on the Power Bi platform.


Work Schedule - Hybrid working Monday to Friday. 37.5 contractual hours per week.


Key responsibilities:

  • Month end deliverables and financial reporting to strict deadlines.
  • Ownership of year end and leading all internal and external audits.
  • Ownership and development of internal controls.
  • Ownership of the forecasting, performance metrics and budgeting. 
  • Cash flow management and forecasting.
  • Lead ERP implementation.
  • Act as the financial representative to a number of key clients.
  • Presenting financial results to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Day to day management and development of Finance Team.
  • Risk management and reporting.
  • Assist in the development of new finance and operation reporting tools.
  • Assessment and reporting against SLAs and KPis.
  • Lead a continuous improvement to client services and financial processes.
  • Involved in developing new business opportunities.
  • Adhere to all relevant SMS processes, policies and procedures.
  • Any other duties as required by the Finance Director.


To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

  • Essential - Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • Extensive working experience in month end and year end close process.
  • Experience of implementation of ERP system or equivalent.
  • The ability to build strong stakeholder relationships.
  • Good experience in presenting Financial and Non-financial data to stakeholders.
  • The abilty to organise and prioritise work to meet tight deadlines and manage the expectations of stakeholders.
  • Good numerical ability with an attention to detail and experience in managing large volumes of data.
  • Strong leadership skills with the willingness to be hands-on.
  • Good cash flow management skills.
  • Experience in delivering and developing strong internal controls.




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