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Financial Controller - Early Stage Fintech

London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 19, 2024

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Full Time
Cedar is currently working exclusively for an early stage fintech that are looking to hire an ambitious Financial Controller responsible for supporting the delivery of Financial Reporting, Planning and Analysis for the Bank, ensuring its financial health and in line with the financial plans.

Due to the early-stage nature of the fintech, the role holder will play a key role in supporting the design and implementation of the financial systems, policies, procedures and controls.

Exciting opportunity to join a early stage, well funded fintech.


Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Supporting the annual budgeting and forecasting process, ensuring budgets and forecasts are realistic, aligned with strategic objectives, and comply with UK financial regulations.
  • Producing regular financial performance reporting to all areas of the Bank including the Executive Team and the Board of Directors, highlighting key areas with supporting commentary to assist.
  • Analyse financial data to identify trends, opportunities, and areas for improvement.
  • Monitor budget performance and recommend adjustments as necessary.
  • Develop key performance indicators to monitor and drive the performance of the Bank.

Financial Control
  • Manage the financial control and reporting with a key focus on balance sheet management and achieving the financial targets set in the corporate plan, budget and forecasts.
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial reports, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.
  • Supporting the preparation of statutory accounts and providing relevant support and commentary for the auditors.
  • Monitoring and maintenance of the general ledger, financial accounts and management accounts, including backup, supporting schedules and reconciliations and journal posting for month-end and year-end accounts.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely processing of financial transactions and reporting.
  • Assist with the development, implementation and maintenance of all the Bank's accounting policies in accordance with IFRS.

Risk Management
  • Delivery of the Finance Risk and Controls Self-Assessment, including reporting and supporting the HoF when liaising with the Risk team.
  • Maintain robust risk management to safeguard the Bank's financial assets.

Regulatory Compliance and Audit
  • Stay current with UK financial regulations, industry trends, and emerging best practices.
  • Collaborate with internal and external auditors during audits in a professional and collaborative manner.
  • Review the findings made by the internal & external auditors and support the accurate and timely delivery of any recommendations.

The skills you'll need:
  • Degree-educated and holding a professional accountancy qualification (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Demonstrable post qualified industry experience, preferably in Financial Services
  • Experience in forecasting, budgeting and developing financial models
  • Previous experience with Anaplan and Microsoft Dynamics, preferrable but not essential

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