Financial Controller – Fast Growing SME Retail Chain

Job Title: Financial Controller – Fast Growing SME Retail Chain
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: 50000 - 55000
Reference: BAV2206
Contact Name: Ben Vickers
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 16, 2019 15:55

Job Description

Are you an ACA qualified Financial Controller or Finance Manager (from an industry or practice background), with strong management accounts experience looking to work for a modern and forward thinking OMB retail business based in Londons’ trendy West End? Are you looking to work for a growing, ford thinking and very profitable business in a hands on role where you can really make your mark and help to set up a new finance department from scratch? Reporting directly to the owner of the business, you will be responsible for the overall finance function, ensuring the company is running smoothly and as efficiency as possible. The role is very hands on, and will include duties such as: setting up a brand new finance function from scratch, producing monthly management accounts with commentary and analysis, budgeting, forecasting, monitoring cash flow, ensuring all financial records are kept up to date and accurate, various reconciliations, preparation of VAT returns, P11D’s, managing future staff, building a future finance team, setting up, reviewing and improving systems, controls and procedures and various other ad hoc projects and assignments as required. Your role will be varied, challenging yet hugely enjoyable. The firms accountants carry out their statutory accounts work so this role is mainly management accounts based. The firm uses Xero software.

To be considered for this newly created role, you must be an ACA qualified Financial Controller or Finance Manager, ideally with 10 years (or more) experience in either industry or practice. It is also important that you have a stable CV and have been at your current firm for a number of years. You must have experience of the above duties and have strong management accounts, analysis and performance review experience. It is likely you will be from an SME business background rather than a large corporate environment. You must also be looking for a very hands on role. You must have a friendly and outgoing personality, be a team player, and be positive. Experience of Xero is also desirable. You must be looking to work in a friendly team and be able to add value in a varied newly created position.

This entrepreneurial and growing retail business has a very strong reputation in its market and has many celebrity clients. They are growing rapidly and have some very interesting future growth plans which you can be involved in. As the firm is in a period of growth, there will be opportunities to progress to Finance Director grade in the future. This is an excellent and exciting new opportunity for an experienced Financial Controller or Finance Manager, or a candidate currently in practice, to join an ambitious retail company where you can make your mark on a growing finance team and have the opportunity to progress in the future.