Role details

Financial Controller

South West London   •   £70,000 - £71,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Amazing retail business need Financial Controller
  • International business based in South West London

About Our Client

The business has grown sales by 17% over the last 5 years and is targeting similar growth over the next five years. They achieved sales of circa $60m in 2015 with its product distributed in 35 countries.

Main markets are the UK, Australia and South Africa where they are the category market leader. They are also pursuing an aggressive international expansion strategy, which have led the business to open up in Brazil, Saudi Arabia and the Philippines over the last 12 months.

They are part of a wider Group, which operates in 23 countries with sales in excess of $2bn

Job Description

Key responsibilities for the Financial Controller

  • Monthly group reporting and preparation of monthly management accounts
  • Maintain strong control environment across all financial transactions
  • Review of balance sheet reconciliation
  • Freight accounting and reporting
  • Marketing tracker reconciliations working with the different marketing managers
  • Review distributor financials with IBD director and arrange for quarterly settlements.
  • Annual budget & projections
  • Supplier payment issue resolution
  • Debtor management supervision
  • Cashflow preparation
  • Working capital reporting
  • Accrual preparation and postings
  • Masterdata process integrity responsibility
  • Continuous review and improvement of business processes and systems, including the to be implemented ERP.
  • Mentor and coach management accountant

The Successful Applicant


  • Strong control mind-set and attention to detail.
  • Strong Interpersonal skills to build solid working relationships with cross functional teams in an international, multi-cultural environment.
  • Directional, confident communicator with ability to present succinctly to Senior Management stakeholders on a regular basis.

Qualifications and Experience

  • CIMA or ACCA qualified. Degree qualified
  • Min of 3-5years' experience in management accounting in ideally an FMCG environment
  • English + one other language ideally

What's on Offer

For the successful candidate there is a salary of £75,000 plus benefits

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