Our client is a growing, profitable, Venture Capital owned digital branding agency that operates on an international level. They are seeking a Financial Controller to report directly to the European CFO.

This will be a highly visible role across the business and will require the Financial Controller to work closely with other members of the management team including the MD. The new Financial Controller will be required to manage a small team on a day-to-day basis, whilst leading financial operational processes building best practice controls and systems.

Key responsibilities will include:

· Management of a four strong finance and IT team (including one qualified and one part qualified accountant)

· Full responsibility for the preparation and production of the European group consolidated statutory accounts in the UK and management of the year end audit

· Ownership of the month end process, including the preparation of monthly management accounts, (P&L, balance sheet, cash flow and commercial analysis, etc)

· Management of the detailed budget reporting process

· Monthly and annual forecasts

· Proactive management of financial controls and processes across the business

· Ownership of financial systems

· Daily management of cashflow, management of cash funding and rolling cash flow forecasts

· Develop and maintain 3rd party relationships with banks and auditors

· Responsible for all tax compliance

· Other ad hoc duties where necessary

Ideal applicants will be fully qualified (ideally ACA) and will have excellent technical finance skills. This should include experience of consolidation processes. Applicants should have excellent attention to detail and be extremely hands on, but also have a strong commercial awareness of general business processes and functions. This is a visible role and as such applicants will be excellent communicators with counterparts of all levels and disciplines. The new Financial Controller will be expected to add value to a number of growth-orientated projects which could include the integration of acquired businesses and the develop of internal systems and processes. As such applicants should have the drive and ambition to be a key part of a growing, entrepreneurial organisation. It would possibly be useful to emphasise more the level of interaction with non-finance people? – probably just an additional couple of words in a sentence

This role could suit a technically accomplished individual looking to make their first move out of an audit firm. It could equally suit someone who has made the move into a commercial business but who is now looking for greater visibility in a more dynamic environment.


Email candidates@equityfc.com.