Role details

Financial Controller

West London   •   £60,000 - £70,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Fast growing, cutting edge technology business in Central London.
  • Seeking a strong Financial Controller to lead the finance team and assist the FD

About Our Client

My client are an award winning technology business with a client list spanning across the FTSE 100 and Fortune 500. Due to significant growth they are hiring in abundance, looking for enthusiastic, entrepreneurial individuals to join their team and add real value.

Job Description

The Financial Controller will lead the finance team and work very closely with the Head of Finance.

The Financial Controller will be in charge of the finance function on a day to day basis but will be able to learn and develop through interaction with a senior Finance individual. This is also a business partnering role where you will work closely with non-Finance teams.

There will be a requirement to implement new controls and systems in order to drive time savings and efficiencies in all functions, therefore this is an opportunity for someone to own this role from the outset.

The Financial Controller will be responsible for but not limited to the following

  • Preparation of monthly consolidated Management Accounts, including Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow.
  • Regular accurate forecasts.
  • Monthly review of departmental profit and loss statements, with heads of department, to assess their profitability and track their progress against budget
  • Liaise with other teams to collate and understand non-financial metrics such as Sales pipeline and present your finds accordingly.
  • Coordinate, prepare and complete quarterly budgets.
  • Treasury and cash management, including credit control, supplier payments and cash flow forecasting.
  • Responsible for all tax, statutory and VAT compliance.
  • Oversee, administer and authorise UK and USA payrolls.
  • Some commercial finance duties including fund-raising activity and contracts.
  • Reporting to the VC shareholders and to the debt providers on a regular basis.
  • Control over the finances of the USA subsidiary.
  • Management of some outsourced functions initially, and eventually to develop an internal team - an additional hire to be made a few months after the FC is in situ.

The Successful Applicant

You'll be energetic and have a very hands on practical approach, you'll have a true passion for working in an entrepreneurial environment and will have the urge to add value immediately.

What you'll need to be succesful in this role:

  • Accountancy qualification - ACA/ACCA or CIMA with at least 2 years post qualified experience.
  • Strong academics gained from a reputable university, including 'A' Levels and/or degree.
  • Excellent reporting and analysis skills.
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced company, ideally software but you may come from media, telecommunications or another similar environment. If you've worked in a SaaS (Software as a Service) business, it's advantageous but not essential.
  • Able to deal with change and an ability to offer solutions quickly and prioritise accordingly.
  • Up to date knowledge of accounting regulations (IFRS etc)
  • Diligent with high attention to detail.
  • Strong team player, able to manage other areas of the business in a business partnering fashion, as required in an entrepreneurial environment

What's on Offer

If the above sounds like you, here's what's on offer:

  • Share options in fast growing start-up, providing substantial upside in next 2-3 years
  • Really fast paced, collaborative and fun culture
  • Great, flexible paid vacation package - plus your birthday off!
  • Free Friday lunch, fulled stocked kitchen, great office coffee (really)
  • Regular team networking and social events
  • Really smart colleagues who like to work hard and play hard

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