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Financial Controller

Skylark Lasers is at the forefront of the photonics industry. We work with our customers and partners to gain a deep understanding of their needs - connecting the dots between lasers and application to deliver tailored solutions. Our values are embedded into the way we work and we’re always looking for talented and ambitious people to join our team.

Job Description

To further support our growth and development, we’re looking for a Financial Controller to join our innovative team based in Edinburgh. You will collaborate with our Operations and Engineering teams to assess business workflows, implement processes, and improve the stock management function. You will also support our Accountant and CEO with cost control and budgets. In return, we offer a competitive salary and the opportunity to drive improvement and become an integral part of a rapidly growing business.


  • Issue sales order confirmations, invoices and manage payments

  • Issue PO’s, update order status, manage invoices and payments

  • Create payment schedules of suppliers and customers

  • Prepare monthly financial reports, performing account reconciliations, resolving any discrepancies & maintaining ledgers including audit trail support for all entries

  • Issue invoices based on agreed terms and resolve invoice queries

  • Complete HMRC filings and returns

  • Daily maintenance of our finance system, covering all daily processes and controls

  • Oversee the purchase ledger functions

  • Provide daily cashflow management/planning/forecasting and bank accounts maintenance

  • Prepare and submit quarterly VAT returns

  • Manage our payroll function

  • Manage expenses

  • Manage negotiations with current and potential suppliers and vendors

Qualifications and experience


  • A proven track record in financial administration

  • Highly proficient in data entry, Excel and experience with Xero or Sage

  • Ability to work to tight schedules and manage multiple projects

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in financial record keeping

  • Result-focused, metric-driven with a commitment to tasks

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills


  • Life Assurance

  • Critical care cover

  • 34 days annual leave

  • Free onsite parking

  • Casual dress

Salary range £33-43k, dependent on skills and experience

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