Financial Controller
£75,000-£80,000 per annum
Ref: LB2295

The Opportunity:

An opportunity has arisen for a Financial Controller to join a VC backed e-commerce business; with exponential plans for growth. This role will offer excellent exposure to working with senior management; and will involve you working with the FD from the Investment Company and the CEO to drive change in the business and grow the company.

The Role:


  • Supervise and manage a finance team consisting of four people (3.4 FTEs)

  • Preparation of monthly management reports and explanation of variances to plan

  • Forecasting and budgeting for the business

  • Prepare weekly trading report using Tableau business intelligence software tool

  • Manage cash flow on a day-to-day basis

  • Review and sign-off on stock purchasing

  • Oversee the rebate process to ensure efficient and timely settlement of amounts
    due to the business

  • Preparation of financial statements to audit sign-off

  • VAT and Intrastat reporting in UK and provision of data to external provider
    for reporting for other EU countries

  • Supporting the CEO of the business to achieve business objectives

  • Work with the FD from the investment company to ensure that strong financial
    control is in place in the business and the finance department is able to add

  • The Requirements:

    • Attributes and experience
    • Qualified accountant with post-qualification experience obtained in a commercial role(s)
    • Background in e-commerce/retail
    • Good knowledge of the dynamics of a typical e-commerce business model
    • Subscription model (nice to have)
    • Discounts applied to gross revenue
    • Pay-Per-Click costs
    • COGs calculation
    • Rebates due from wholesaler/manufacturer re marketing campaigns, promotions and volume-based
    • Marginal costs – fulfilment/packaging/shipping/payment processing
    • Experience in an FC role
    • Hands on experience of improving processes, systems and controls in growing businesses
    • Need to have good experience of managing cash
    • Experience in a turnaround situation desirable
    • Previous experience operating in a PE/ VC backed business is desirable
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