Financial Controller – West End Retail

Job Title: Financial Controller – West End Retail
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: 50000 - 55000
Reference: BAV2188A
Contact Name: Ben Vickers
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Job Published: October 16, 2019 14:47

Job Description

Are you an ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualified Financial Controller or Finance Manager, with strong management accounts experience looking to work for a modern and forward thinking retail business based in Londons’ trendy West End? Or are you currently working in practice and looking for your first move into industry? Are you looking to work for a group business (6 companies in total although 2 have very little activity) with a group turnover of £8m and 150 staff, which is growing, forward thinking and very profitable? Based in a small finance team of 2 other staff, you will be responsible for the overall finance function of all companies in the group, ensuring all are running smoothly and as efficiency as possible. The role is very hands on, and will include duties such as: reporting to the owners of the business, 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 the other two members of staff, review their work etc, 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 / ACCA / CIMA qualified Financial Controller / Senior Management Accountant / Finance Manager, ideally with 10 years (or more) experience (or 5 years or more PQE) in a small or medium sized company. Or you could be working in practice (at manager level or higher) and looking for your first move into industry. 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 very 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 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 a candidate currently in practice, to join an ambitious company which is in a period of rapid growth, be able to make your mark on a growing finance team and have the opportunity to progress in the future.