UK Financial Controller

This position is no longer available. For other job opportunities at Millbrook, please visit the vacancies page.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Finance Director, this is an opportunity to lead Millbrook’s UK Finance Function in supporting the business’ growth as a subsidiary of Spectris plc (FTSE 250).  Millbrook operates from the UK, US and Finland with sales presence in Asia and Continental Europe. The UK operation represents Millbrook’s largest geographic trading entity with revenues of c.£60m and c.600 employees.

Role Responsibilities

  • Delivering accurate and timely financial reporting for Millbrook including consolidated Group reporting
  • Responsible for the management and development of the UK Finance Team (team of 8)
  • Meeting all weekly, monthly and year-end internal and Spectris Group reporting deadlines
  • Accountable for the compliance of financial statements with Spectris Group Accounting policies, IFRS and relevant tax law
  • Preparation of subsidiary accounts for external reporting
  • Ongoing Balance Sheet control and review
  • Continually improving financial processes, including system improvements. Devising and implementing change across the business to drive efficiency
  • Support Millbrook’s Internal Audit programme using expertise to enhance business controls and processes
  • Enforcing strict adherence to financial controls
  • Providing guidance and support to Millbrook’s non-UK Finance teams
  • Supporting annual budgeting process and ongoing forecasting process
  • Adhoc requests for Senior Leadership team
  • Act in accordance with the behaviours for Millbrook staff at all times


  • Fully qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA with 5+ years post qualification experience


  • Strong reporting experience, including as part of a larger Group but experience of other reporting environments also of interest (eg Private Equity ownership)
  • Team management
  • Systems experience, including working to improve system-based reporting and operating practices. A working knowledge of MS Dynamics is preferred (but not essential)
  • Used to working with and advising senior management


  • Strong technical accounting background
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Management and leadership skills
  • Solid communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent relationship building skills

Personal Behaviours

  • A meticulous focus on meeting deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Analytical and financially astute
  • Commercially aware
  • Adheres to health and safety practices

Other information

  • Flexibility to travel as and when required
  • Full UK driving license
  • SC clearance or ability to achieve this (UK national with residency in the UK for the last 5 years)
  • Willing to undergo a Disclosure check

To apply please email your CV and salary expectations to

Sign Up to Millbrook's Free Updates

Passionate about Safety, Customer Service and Technical Excellence