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Financial Controller

North East England

  • Reference: 389106
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £60000 - £65000 + Benefits

  • Location: Durham

The Company:

Nigel Wright are delighted to be working exclusively with Darlington Building Society in the appointment of a Financial Controller. 

Darlington Building Society is one of the Top 30 Financial Services companies and are a Best Companies 2 Star accredited company, with an outstanding level of engagement.  The Society has a vision to continue to be a thriving, independent regional building society that creates a feeling of pride amongst its staff, members and community.  The Society is continually looking to grow and develop its people. 

Darlington Building Society was established in 1856, serving the local community and as such, has a strong family feel about it.  Today, the Society has 9 branches across the North East and North Yorkshire areas, supported by Darlingtononline, the Society’s dedicated on-line banking service. 

The Society is experiencing positive growth and change and it’s an exciting time to join the business.  We are supporting the Society to appoint a Financial Controller who will lead the finance team on a day to day basis, reporting into the Head of Finance.  


The Role:

  • The Financial Controller’s remit will cover all statutory accounting, regulatory reporting, management accounting and budgeting.  
  • We are looking for an experienced Financial Controller with strong people management/leadership experience, who enjoys coaching, developing and mentoring their team. 
  • The Society has recently embarked upon significant systems change and they are looking for the Financial Controller to lead change around processes and systems within the finance function. Previous demonstrable experience in this area is required. 

The Person/Your Background:

  • Darlington Building Society are happy to consider candidates who have a non-financial services and financial services background, with hands on experience of statutory accounts, management accounts and if possible, regulatory reporting, however this is not essential training is available in this area. 
  • You must have proven (and recent) experience as a Financial Controller, managing a team.
  • You will be a fully qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)

The Society currently operates a fully remote working pattern.  It is likely over time this will include a return into the office, therefore candidates must be both prepared and able to work remotely in the first instance, moving to team days in the office once per month in the first instance.  The Society have been working hard to maintain the community/family feel of the business throughout the pandemic and the Financial Controller will play a key role in striving to maintain this culture at all times. 

If you’re interested in making a move into a new industry, or indeed have experience of working within a financial services and/or other regulated business, please get in touch.

Salary / Benefits:

  • £60k - £65k (potentially higher for the right candidate)
  • Bonus
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays (this increases over time) + your birthday off as a holiday
  • Pension
  • 35 hour working week
  • Hybrid/remote working
  • Flexibility around start/finish time

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