Sole Charge Financial Controller / Head of Finance - Fintech Business
Are you a Head of Finance or Financial Controller used to working in a rapidly changing and entrepreneurial business environment, looking for a hands on Sole Charge role? Do you have at least 3 to 5 years PQE and looking to upgrade to a niche, rapidly growing international Fintech business based in Zone one Central London? Are you also available to start a new role by mid September at the latest? (Ideally you will either be immediately available or have no more than a 6 week notice period). Are you also looking for a role which will offer you hybrid working, where you will need to be in the office 2 days a week but can work from home the remaining 3 days a week? Are you also looking for a role where you can utilise your Xero experience? Are you looking for a high profile position where you can really make your mark on a niche business and help improve the systems, controls and procedures of a growing and very profitable Fintech business? Managing the firms overall finance function and financial control responsibilities, your role will include: preparation of monthly management accounts and board reports, identifying and implementing process improvements to improve efficiency, cash management, sales ledger, purchase ledger, working with the external accountants to produce the annual statutory accounts, assisting with the annual audit, consolidation of all accounts across the group, VAT returns, confirmation statements and Companies House submissions, working with the overseas office (in the USA) to help with overseas filings, CAP Table and Share Option scheme maintenance, Assist in the tax and regulatory reporting requirements of local entities and maintenance of financial/HR policies and procedures. You will report directly to the owner of the business. Your role will be varied, high level and rewarding and progression and financial reward is expected for the right candidate.
To be considered for this new role (August 2022) you must either be a Financial Controller or Head of Finance and be available by mid September latest (or have no more than a 6 week notice period). Ideally you must have experience of working within Fintech, technology or financial services (working for a money lending business would be a huge advantage), and you must have experience working for entrepreneurial rapid growth small or medium size businesses. You must also feel comfortable and able to work in a sole charge role. You must be ACA qualified and ideally have a minimum 3 years post qualification experience. Personality is key for this role, the firm wants someone who is entrepreneurial, happy to adapt to change, and is always looking to make improvements. The business has a reasonably low volume (but high value) of transactions each month. The firm want someone who is looking to be part of something new and a business that is rapidly growing, being in the firm at the early stages of its growth. The role will also involve numerous projects to complete, so you must be happy and able to undertake project work. You must be strong technically and be able to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. You must have experience of IFRS / FRS and have strong statutory accounts and management accounts experience as well as current regulatory/compliance issues and accounting standards. The firm uses Xero accounting software and experience of this would be an advantage.
This entrepreneurial and growing Fintech business provides funding to help its clients grow rapidly, and they have won many new and large contracts with many blue chip international clients, as well as large international banks. They are based in a great location in London, will allow flexible working arrangements, offer a high profile role with high levels of responsibility and allowing you to be part of a business currently experiencing high levels of growth and development. Your role will be varied, and progression is expected for ambitious candidates. Overall this is a great opportunity for either a Financial Controller or Head of Finance looking for a Sole Charge role who is available by mid September at the latest, keen to join a niche, growing and entrepreneurial Fintech company where you will manage the finance function and have a varied and challenging role with high levels of financial and personal rewards.
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