Financial Controller

England, London
£65000 - £70000 per annum
Apr 13, 2021
Apr 30, 2021
JN -042021-2558477
James Fowler
Job Role
Finance Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Qualified

An opportunity has arisen for a Financial Controller to join a rapid-growth Retail business based in central London.

Client Details

My client is a pre-IPO retail business based in central London.


This position will support the transition of a small business with a modest finance function to be fit for a public company listing.

The Financial Controller will be responsible for the following:

Initial priorities

  • Implement a slick month-end process, right first time
  • Roll out cost centre structure
  • Automation of key activities using their current system - Xero

Day-today responsibilities

  • Responsible for the accuracy of all management reporting in a timely manner
  • Work alongside Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable staff to ensure accuracy of postings and underlying financial data
  • Oversee and deliver balance sheet reconciliations
  • Liaise with all departments to understand financial implications of proposals and contracts
  • Roll out cost centre structure within business and ensure it is operated correctly
  • Develop and refine management board packs
  • Assist CFO in annual budgeting process
  • Continue to develop and maintain strong financial control environment
  • Identify and implement areas for further operational improvements (e.g. systems integration and automation)
  • Coach other members of the finance team in best practice
  • Ad Hoc analysis and projects as required


The successful Financial Controller will have the following credentials:

  • Professional finance qualification - ACA/CIMA/ACCA - must be qualified
  • Circa 4/5 years PQE
  • Strong experience/confidence with the month-end process
  • Experience within the retail sector desirable but not essential
  • Experience reporting to IFRS desirable but not essential
  • Can-do attitude
  • Comfortable working in the office 5 days a week

Job Offer

Generous basic salary of between £65,000 to £70,000 + discretionary bonus & benefits

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