Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Reference: BBBH615_1545322962
Contact Name: Harper May
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 20, 2018 16:22

Job Description

Financial Controller

Leading E-Commerce Retailer

Salary: £55,000-65,000 p.a.


One of the UK's leading online providers of high-quality bespoke jewellery. Since inception 9 years ago the business has grown to over 100 staff across 3 UK locations. The role is sat in the brands London HQ and reports into the businesses directors and part time FD. They pride themselves on exceptional quality and customer service.


As the Finance Controller, you are responsible for owning the beginning to end finance processing which includes producing the monthly accounting reports, overseeing the Finance Team and working closely with the Finance Director. You demonstrate commercial rigour; always ensuring that accurate accounting treatment is followed at all time and that we're adhering to financial laws and regulations. You maintain budget-efficient operations whilst spotting inefficiencies and using your initiative to refine and develop our financial processes. You are an integral member of the finance team and your strong financial knowledge, professionalism and commitment are essential to help motivate and develop junior members of the team.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Your key responsibilities are:

  • Owning the beginning to end finance processing
  • Producing and analysing the monthly management accounts and KPI deck to deadlines
  • Ensuring that accounting is accurate at all times
  • Producing any ad hoc reports as required by the business
  • Conducting the weekly payment run
  • Cashflow forecasting and analysis
  • Working with and overseeing the work of the outsource payroll provider to ensure payroll is accurate and any queries are resolved
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships with auditors
  • Partnering with different departments across the business and building positive working relationships
  • Overseeing the workload and helping to support and develop junior members of the team
  • Proactively recognising and suggesting improvements finance processes

Skills and Knowledge

The Finance Controller is expected to have the following skills and knowledge:

  • Relevant Accounting Qualification, with previous experience in a similar role
  • Solid understanding of accounting frameworks, policies & procedures
  • Experience in mentoring and training junior staff members
  • Organised and efficient with the ability to prioritise workload and work on multiple tasks
  • Excellent attention to detail that doesn't falter when working under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively and build relationships at all levels in the business and with external stakeholders
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Advanced excel skills
  • Experience of using Sage 50 is an advantage, but not essential

What we offer

This is a place for people who enjoy the buzz of constant change. We offer a range of excellent benefits as well as great on-site facilities. You can expect:

  • 25 days' holiday (plus bank holidays) - with the option to buy a further week
  • Bonuses - personal and company performance
  • Pension scheme
  • Health insurance
  • Life assurance, plus access to staff sales, childcare vouchers and a cycle to work scheme, and a whole lot more!