Financial Controller

Job type:Perm
Salary/Rate:£55,000 per annum
County:Greater London
Job ref:39388-2
Post Date:14. 06. 2024

About the Role

Harper May has partnered with a dynamic and rapidly expanding restaurant chain, currently seeking a Financial Controller. This presents an exciting opportunity for a talented individual to join their team and contribute to their growth trajectory.

About the Company:

The restaurant chain is innovative and swiftly expanding, positioned for further success in the hospitality industry. With a dedication to excellence and a passion for delivering outstanding dining experiences, they're setting new standards in the culinary world.

Role Overview:

As the Financial Controller, you will play a crucial role in driving financial strategy and ensuring operational efficiency within the restaurant chain. Responsibilities include preparing management accounts, managing budgets and forecasts, overseeing revenue-related activities, handling taxes, and leading continuous improvement initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive the preparation of management accounts and comprehensive board report schedules, guiding strategic decision-making processes.
  • Spearhead the forecasting and budgeting initiatives, ensuring alignment with organisational objectives and market dynamics.
  • Oversee revenue recognition processes, supported by meticulous documentation, to maximise financial performance.
  • Facilitate PE and investor reporting, fostering transparent communication and trust with stakeholders.
  • Provide weekly insights into working capital, including cash flow, accrued revenue, and debtors, to maintain financial stability.
  • Manage tax obligations such as PAYE, VAT, and CT, alongside annual returns, statutory accounts preparation, and audit processes.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to refine reporting mechanisms and operational processes.
  • Lead by example, fostering a culture of excellence while mentoring and developing the finance team.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience as a Financial Controller, demonstrating proficiency in financial leadership.
  • Fully qualified with ACA, CIMA, or ACCA accreditation.
  • Experience in investor reporting is advantageous, highlighting your ability to navigate complex stakeholder relationships.
  • Mastery of Excel and financial modelling skills, enabling data-driven decision-making and forecasting accuracy.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication abilities.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, maintaining a high level of accuracy while meeting strict deadlines.

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