Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Reference: BBBH257_1533833662
Contact Name: Harper May
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 09, 2018 17:54

Job Description

Harper May is currently working with an innovative retail start up who, after a successful funding round are now looking for a Financial Controller to lead the businesses Finance team. Following the successful launch of their app back in 2014 the company has gone from strength to strength and has now grown to 60 people in a brand new office in Shoreditch. The Financial Controller will be responsible for the strategic planning for upcoming expansion as well as managing a team of 4.
The brand prides itself on its growing industry reputation and company culture built around a strong ethos. The ideal candidate will have worked previously in a fast growing retail SME or have extensive experience with fast growing companies.
  • Monthly management reporting to the company Directors
  • Management of half year and year end process, preparation of annual report and accounts and management of the external audit
  • Implementation of accounting policies and providing ongoing technical analysis and recommendations as issues arise
  • Support for acquisitions (technical advice on purchase contract implications, completion accounts, acquisition accounting, put liabilities etc.)
  • Liaising with senior executives and management in overseas business units
  • Lead the budgeting and forecasting process on half yearly and yearly basis as well as providing strategic insights for business leaders
  • Ad hoc projects
Key Competencies
  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified
  • Excellent understanding of IFRS
  • Previous experience in a fast growing SME
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to meet challenging deadlines
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships with staff at all levels of seniority while ensuring colleagues meet their deadlines
  • Ability to manage and motivate direct reports
  • Outgoing personality