A commercially–minded Financial Controller is required for a luxury consumer–oriented business with exciting growth plans, based in Central London. Reporting directly to the Managing Director, this is the most senior finance role within the organisation. With full ownership and accountability for running all aspects of the finance function, you will play an integral role in managing relationships both internally and externally. Key responsibilities will include:
- Developing reporting and management information across the group, identifying and delivering process improvements
- Preparing the monthly and year end management accounts, VAT, payroll and KPIs, statutory reporting and the business plan, budgets and forecasts
- Providing commercial analysis and insight to facilitate effective business decisions
- Building relationships across the wider business, acting as a key interface between finance and the operational divisions as well as external stakeholders
The successful candidate will be a well–rounded accountant with a strong reporting background and adaptable approach that enables you to simultaneously understand the business's long–term accounting needs whilst being able to 'roll your sleeves up' and get into the detail. Prior experience of Sage would be highly advantageous.
With exceptional communication skills, you will have the credibility and gravitas to work effectively with both finance and non–finance teams. You will have a commercial mind set, and the emotional intelligence to challenge current thinking and influence in a positive and constructive manner.