Role details

Group Financial Controller

South West London   •   £65,000 - £75,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Opportunity to join a vibrant hospitality & events company.
  • The Group FC will have responsibility for the entire Finance function.

About Our Client

My client are offering a new culinary experience, creating memorable experiences for its clients base. What once started as an events business catering to the elite has now turned into a recognisable brand, with restaurant sites popping up in some of London's most desirable locations. With a celebrity chef joining the board of directors and a clear vision for the future, this company is set to double in size in the next three years.

Job Description

The Group Financial Controller will be responsible for running the day to day finance function, with line management responsibility for a finance team of 11 people.

The Group Financial Controller will play an integral part of the finance team, developing world-class management and financial reporting, providing guidance and advice on all operational finance matters to colleagues across the business.

What you'll be doing:

  • Responsible for all areas of finance within the company, reporting to the Finance Director
  • Manage a team of 11 to include: Management Accountant, General Ledger Manager, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll Administrator.
  • Manage month and year-end closing together with preparation of audit pack and liaising with auditors and bank
  • Manage and provide first level review of monthly payroll completed by Payroll Administrator
  • Help in the preparation of annual budget, monthly re-forecasting and cash flow forecasting and help contribute to presenting financial results at monthly board meetings
  • Lead on and partner with department heads and key stakeholders to review progress against budget
  • Lead on to improved month-end processes; accuracy and reliability of reporting to hit tight deadlines set by parent company
  • Lead on and liaise with external parties for any ad hoc projects (new locations, investment appraisals.)
  • Recruit, develop and motivate the Finance Team to achieve its objectives and departmental purpose.
  • Carry out annual appraisals and ensure development plans are in place for the team.
  • Other ad-hoc duties and tasks including covering the Finance Director when they are away from the business.

The Successful Applicant

What you'll need to be successful:

  • Professionally qualified (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Managed staff and finance teams of both qualified and non-qualified staff
  • Strong retail experience across multiple sites
  • Self-started attitude
  • Desire to contribute to a growing companies success

What's on Offer

Competitive salary and benefits.

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