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Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Industry:
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum
Reference: BBBH628_1550167360
Contact Name: Harper May
Contact Email: cvs@harpermay.com
Job Published: February 14, 2019 18:02

Job Description

An exciting and rapidly expanding group of fine dining restaurants are seeking a Financial Controller to join their growing finance team in Central London. The group prides itself on its existing cosy and intimate restaurants. Now looking to aggressively expand by opening another 8 sites over the next 4 years, this is fantastic opportunity for an ambitious accountant to join drive the business to further growth. The Successful candidate will have experience working in the restaurant industry in a senior position in finance and will have demonstrated commercial acumen in a previous role.

Key Responsibilities:

Operations:

  • Establishing slick operational processes
  • Managing functional aspects of the business for each of the sites
  • KPI reporting on the each site and the group as a whole

Finance:

  • Responsibility for the finances of all sites
  • Budgeting and forecasting for existing sites
  • Assisting and financing the construction and opening of new sites
  • Producing full sets of management accounts and consolidated group accounts
  • Owning the P&L
  • Managing a team of 3 accounts assistants
  • Business partnering with the MD and the Expansion Director
  • Analysis of the business, looking at areas of improvement
  • Bringing an analytical and strategic approach to developing the optimal capital structure, in order to achieve the ambitious target of opening 8 sites in 4 years

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • A pro active self starter
  • Experience working in the Restaurant industry is essential
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment and to meet deadlines.
  • A qualified accountant (ACCA/CIMA/ACA)
  • Extensive experience with raising investments from Banks and equity investors in a growing company
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Confidence and ability to challenge & question information
  • Can demonstrate commercial acumen
  • Experience managing a small team would be highly beneficial