Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West End, London
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Reference: 628_1561995583
Contact Name: Harper May
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 01, 2019 16:39

Job Description

Harper May is working with a large restaurant franchise based in the West End. The group is seeking a Financial Controller to join their finance team. They have been highly successful in recent years and are now turning over £100 million. The role will involve overseeing the finance function for a cluster of 9 restaurants with a likelihood of this number increasing in the coming years. This is a brilliant opportunity for an ambitious Financial Controller to help drive the group forward in an exciting role with many responsibilities. The successful candidate will have experience in a group or franchise role in the restaurant or hospitality industries.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining the P&L for the cluster
  • Reporting to and working closely with the CFO
  • Producing monthly Management Accounts
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Setting up systems and processes
  • Liaising with auditors at year end
  • Business partnering with the Managing Director and senior teams
  • Managing and leading a team of up to 10 (based across all restaurants in the Cluster)
  • Liaising with senior teams regarding reporting
  • Being heavily involved in the recruitment process to help build the finance team

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Managerial experience
  • A proactive self starter
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • At least 3 years experience in a similar role
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Fully qualified in an accountancy qualification (ACCA/CIMA/ACA)
  • Experience working in the hospitality or leisure industry is essential