Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Reference: BBBH598_1537974301
Contact Name: Harper May
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 26, 2018 16:05

Job Description

Harper May is working with one of the UK's leading producers of craft beer. Having seen YoY growth across the last 5 years the company has recently taken on private equity backing and now seeks an experienced and innovative Financial Controller to facilitate the next chapter and lead the team there. Audit background is essential for this role - Would ideally have FMCG/drinks experience as well.

Role and Responsibilities

Financial and Management Reporting and Technical Accounting

  • Perform the month-end close and quarter-end close processes, including but not limited to:
  • Various account reconciliations
  • Manual Journal Entries
  • Intercompany transactions
  • Record and analyze daily cash inflows and outflows
  • Ensure inventory/cost of sales is being properly valued and recorded
  • Help develop and optimize systems, consistently trying to make our information better and more efficient
  • Produce monthly financial reporting packages for internal and external stakeholders
  • Research, understand and present financial reporting implications for new and/or complex transactions, changes to the business model, etc
Audit and Tax Compliance

  • Oversee VAT reporting compliance
  • Manage the annual and interim local income tax compliance
  • Manage the annual and interim external statutory audit processes

  • Manage the cash disbursement process
  • Forecast cash needs for the UK business
  • Build the UK budget and forecasts with the FP&A team
  • Produce monthly variance analyses between Budget/Forecast and Actual results explaining drivers of variances and expected results
This should describe you

  • You are able to communicate clearly and often with a variety of people and cultures
  • You love all things numbers with a high attention to detail
  • You are super technical, with a deep understanding of UK GAAP
  • You are ERP system and excel savvy, with an understanding how information flows
  • You have an entrepreneurial attitude, and you're ready willing and able to build things from the ground up and find creative and new solutions in a fast-paced environment
  • You are already living the startup life - no task is too small and you love to take on new challenges
  • You can work as an individual contributor, managing and doing complete end to end work streams
Background and Experience

  • 2+ years with a mix of experience with a big four accounting company (KPMG, E&Y, Deloitte, PwC) blended with either experience or the mind-set for a high-growth start-up
  • Degree Qualified or equivalent qualification
  • ACA/ACCA Qualified or equivalent qualification
  • Highly technical UK GAAP accounting skills
  • Experience working in an ERP system
  • Proven experience working at an advanced level in Excel

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