Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West End, London
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum
Reference: 619_1650640908
Contact Name: Harper May
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 22, 2022 16:21

Job Description

Financial Controller - FMCG Company

Harper May is currently working with a leading FMCG producer in their field. They are a fast growing, pioneering and ethical company with product at the heart of the business.

Working directly for the Finance Director, they are looking for a first-class Financial Controller, who is ambitious, skilled, eager and financially astute. The ideal candidate will ensure financial control and transactional efficiency by being pro-active and organised with a high level of energy and drive to ensure rigour is installed in our processes. This role will be hands-on requiring an experienced accountant who is able to adapt. This isn't for the faint hearted, the pace is fast, the standards are high and no day is the same.

Key Responsibilities for the Financial Controller:

  • Manage Finance Business Partner and outsourced transactional services team
  • Work with all managers to ensure budgets are maintained and controlled
  • Management of group wide insurance policies
  • Drive efficiencies and controls through system enhancements and processes
  • Management of banking in both UK & EU and credit card processes
  • Management of cash and working capital across the business
  • Working closely with the Operations team to ensure appropriate stock reporting and controls are in place
  • Responsible for the Annual Budgets, ensuring variances to budget are reviewed and actioned as required, interfacing with all departments
  • Ensuring tax compliance in UK and Ireland
  • Responsible for statutory accounts and audit completion
  • Financial consolidation of individual companies within the group
  • Ensuring financial control through balance sheet reconciliations (including stock and GRNI)
  • VAT preparation for UK and Ireland
  • Payroll management
  • Run weekly payment run proposal and manage FX
  • Assist with the implementation, improvement & training of new systems and software where required
  • Driving completion of end-to-end process documentation
  • Provide rigorous financial oversight to ensure the highest standards of regulatory compliance through robust policies, processes and authorisations

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 4 years+ post qualified accountant
  • Self-starter, high energy, gutsy, team player
  • Have a practical and solutions-based approach
  • Be pro-active, hands-on, organised and responsive
  • Excellent communicator, thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Ideally experience in FMCG and/or in a similar sized business
  • Strong Excel and SAP Business One knowledge would be preferable

Lastly if you are looking for a Financial Controller role within FMCG this is a fantastic role for you.

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