Financial Controller
£80,000 per annum
London
Ref: JI1270

The Opportunity:

A PE backed software company is looking for a commercially minded Financial Controller to take full end-to-end responsibility for accounting and reporting within the business. Key to this role is the ability to produce accurate and timely management information and present analysis of this for non-Finance people. The business has an enviable track record of growth and investment and an impressive blue-chip client list.

The Role:

  • Management of all finance and accounting operations, including invoicing, revenue recognition, credit control, approvals and accounts payable.
  • Production of timely and accurate management accounts, KPIs and financial forecasts to tight deadlines.
  • Analysis and insight of management information for key stakeholders in the business.
  • Ownership of the budget process and preparation.
  • Overseeing all payrolls, on an international basis.
  • Local, state and governmental reporting requirements and tax filings (UK and US).
  • Forecasting and planning: sales and revenue, costs and staffing.
  • Managing detailed Excel models with integrated P&L, B/S and Cashflow; maintaining a dynamic three-year model and flexing periodically for changing management assumptions.
  • Cashflow management.
  • Delivering a full clean audit and statutory accounts.
  • Advising on systems and processes to ensure finance department adherence to internal controls, compliance and security standards.
  • Partnering with business stakeholders to drive performance throughout the business.
  • Implementation of best practice throughout; attention to detail.
  • Managing and mentoring the finance team.

About You:

  • Proven experience as an SME Financial Controller with 5+ years post qualification experience.
  • CIMA, ACCA or ACA qualified. Big 4 preferred.
  • Ability to be hands on within a fast-paced, lean team in a growth environment.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and business partnering with non-finance people.
  • Strong Excel skills.
  • Line management experience.
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