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Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Industry:
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Reference: BBBH608_1550596623
Contact Name: Harper May
Contact Email: cvs@harpermay.com
Job Published: February 19, 2019 17:17

Job Description

An exciting and rapidly expanding group of fine dining restaurants are seeking a Financial Controller to join their growing finance team in the City of London. The group prides itself on its existing cosy and intimate restaurants. The Michelin Starred Head Chef for the group has gained extensive experience in some of the top restaurants around the world. This has resulted in their unique menus taking influence from Mediterranean, Asian and Western origin. 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 part qualified or 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