Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West End, London
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Reference: 628_1597082410
Contact Name: Harper May
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 10, 2020 19:00

Job Description

Harper May are currently working with a high growth gaming and entertainment business who are changing the way their industry operates. The company has recently completed a large funding round and will be completing another significant Series A fundraise next year. The business will be expanding rapidly and are looking for a Financial Controller as a key hire reporting into the CFO.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly management accounts and annual statutory accounts for US and UK tax purposes. Manage and improve the monthly management accounts process.
  • Manage the budgeting and forecasting process (quarterly and annual)
  • Cash flow management
  • Project costing and cost accounting for employees
  • Manage all tax compliance including submission of VAT returns
  • Prepare information for annual tax returns (UK and US)
  • Responsible for overseeing a bookkeeper (who will handle purchase ledger, payments and bank reconciliation, and daily bookkeeping of all transactions on Xero and Quickbooks)
  • Help to develop and build financial management reporting and forecasting tied to analytics data to improve insights and drive real value to the business.
  • Responsible for procurement and implementation of new systems as required
  • Ad-hoc financial analysis, financial modelling, reporting and project management as required

Key Requirements:

  • Qualified Accountant - ACA/CIMA/ACCA, minimum three years post qualified
  • Experience of startup or scaleup culture strongly desirable
  • Excellent working knowledge of Xero and Quickbooks
  • Strong interpersonal, organisational and leadership skills
  • Excellent communicator, able to build strong relationships with key stakeholders
  • Strong focus on controls and processes and a high attention to detail
  • Entrepreneurial drive and demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in an innovative
    and fast-paced environment
  • Must be fluent in English