Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Reference: BBBH282_1529597782
Contact Name: Harper May
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 21, 2018 17:16

Job Description

One of London's newest and most exciting start up breweries is looking for a Financial Controller to join the team. The ideal candidate will come straight from an audit background in practice and have had some experience working with FMCG/product based businesses. Owned by a US parent company US GAAP and SOX compliance would be an added bonus.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Manage, direct, lead and develop direct reports within the Finance/Accounting department.
  • Establish and monitor accounting staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities and conduct annual performance appraisals.
  • Ensure that periodic bank and other key balance sheet reconciliations are completed, month end close procedures are performed and all journal entries in accordance with U.S. GAAP are documented, reviewed and posted.
  • Able to communicate with all levels of the company.
  • Considered a part of senior leadership and able to contribute financial knowledge and partner with other department heads with financial advice.
  • Build internal departmental systems to ensure accounts payable are paid in a timely manner. In turn, build systems to ensure accounts receivable are collected in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that periodic bank reconciliations are completed.
  • Ensure that required debt payments are made on a timely basis.
  • Maintain the chart of accounts.
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system.
  • Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions.
  • Maintain accurate cost accounting.
  • Lead the implementation of the ERP system that includes project planning with other department heads.
  • Successful and consistent completion of all month-end financial reporting related to the company and its operations.
  • Issue timely and complete financial statements to management.
  • Align company financials to industry standards for costs, general ledger & financial reporting consistency.
  • Maintain regular cash flow analysis.
  • Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts.
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management.
  • Provide financial analyses as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations.
  • Fulfill US GAAP reporting standards.
  • Maintenance & review of financial & internal controls for operations, complete capital spend audits.
  • Lead and manage annual audits to successful completion and provide recommendations for procedural implementation
  • Continuously monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants
  • Comply with all local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Manage Insurance and Risk Management in partnership with other department heads (HR)
  • Provide regular and meaningful feedback to the Owners and other senior leaders regarding pace and progress of initiatives


  • ACA Qualified from practice
  • A Finance & Accounting Degree

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