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FILLED by KUDU | Financial Controller (No1 Finance Role)

Dunelm Optical is a lens manufacturer and one of the leading suppliers to the UK and international optical market of designer eyewear, fashion frames, prescription sunglasses, uncut lenses, prescription glazing, eyewear cases and optical accessories.

For over fifty years, this well-established family company has maintained a strong tradition of quality, service and honesty with an established network of customers throughout the UK and in over 60 countries worldwide.

The current Managing Director took the helm in September 2019 and has overseen a restructuring of the business which has resulted in major process improvements, healthy cashflow and a significant increase in profitability.

Having helped to drive Dunelm’s evolution throughout the pandemic, the current FC is moving on to a new challenge and the business is looking for someone to continue his work and provide a very strong “right hand” to the MD.

The successful candidate will be hands on, down to earth, adaptable and keen to continue making a difference.

With the assistance of an experienced and capable team of 3, you will ensure that the full accounting and reporting cycle is completed in a timely and accurate manner. With your assistance, the MD will be able to make the commercial decisions that will allow for continued profitable growth.

As with any SME, the senior team often wear multiple hats. Beyond accounting, the FC role at Dunelm is a varied one. Involvement will likely cover areas of IT (systems implementation) HR policy and purchasing. The latter will be undertaken in close collaboration with the MD and Business Owners.

We need a fully qualified accountant (ACCA, ACMA or ACA) who has a broad range of experience and will now relish the opportunity to embed themselves in a successful and profitable business.

Personality is key and having an interest and understanding of Owner Managed Business will be important. In return for your ability and loyalty you will be rewarded with a good salary and a sensible work / life balance.

Please apply as per the directions on the job board but if you would like to discuss the role in advance of sending a CV, then please call Don Aitken at KUDU Search.


KUDU Search Careers Ltd has been retained to complete this assignment on behalf of Dunelm Optical Co Ltd. All direct enquiries will be forwarded to KUDU Search. Any CVs introduced by a 3rd party will be treated as a gift and forwarded to KUDU Search.

Employment Type
Beginning of employment
Duration of employment
Job Location
9 Enterprise Way, Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16 6YP, United Kingdom
Base Salary
£55000-£65000 Per year
Date posted
January 19, 2022
Valid through
February 28, 2022
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