Role details

Financial Controller

South West London   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Financial Contoller role with a dynamic and growing outdoor events business
  • Technically strong Financial Controller with experience in a similar industry

About Our Client

Our client is currently based in South West London and is well placed within the Advertising and PR sector. They provide high-performance retail-led event solutions, leading in first-class event & festival bars - to some of the world's best entertainment businesses and consumer brands that enhance the entertainment experience.

Everything they do is geared towards offering event owners and promoters a range of complimentary event services to add value to their event. They are proud to be working along the cream of the UK's best events, venues and festivals - from the Isle of Wight to Scotland.

Job Description

Reporting to the Directors, the Financial Controller will be based in South West London and will be heavily involved in both the accounting and operational functions.

The selected individual will be part of the Senior Management Team and will initially be responsible for setting up new processes and establishing the finance function.

The Role:


  • Provide Leadership to the Finance & Non Finance staff
  • Manage the Company's Financial Accounting and Reporting Systems
  • Preparation of monthly Management Accounts internally and to parent company
  • Producing Financial reports to specific deadlines
  • Budgets and Forecasts (central and project accounting)
  • Lead meetings with non-finance staff to discuss projections and performance
  • Stock Accounting & Control
  • Cash Management

Planning & Process

  • Develop the company's Financial Management tools to improve performance
  • Support Directors with strategic and long-term business plans
  • Perform constant reviews of process & procedures
  • Conduct reviews and evaluations for revenue growth and cost-reduction opportunities
  • Analysing trends in revenues and expenses
  • Analysing competitors and market trends


  • PAYE & VAT returns
  • Coordination with external auditors
  • Preparation of draft statutory accounts
  • Preparation of Monthly Payroll (20 people)
  • Keep abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation

The Successful Applicant

The selected Financial Controller for this role will already be working in a similar position with management responsibilities and a strong technical background. Ideally the candidate for this role, based in South West London, will also have a good level of commercial and operational experience.

Education & Experience Requirements:


  • Five years of experience in a similar position
  • CIMA/ACCA/ACA qualified
  • Intermediate / Advanced Excel
  • Self-motivated with strong organisational & interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


  • Experience with Sage Accounting
  • Events Experience
  • Experience reconciling stock and cash
  • Dashboards & data visualisation

What's on Offer

The package on offer for this role is very competitive and would come with a company bonus as well

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