Our client is a successful, rapidly growing, private equity backed retail / wholesale business with a strong brand that has seen sustained expansion in recent years. They are now seeking a Financial Controller to join their extremely impressive management team, working closely with the Finance Director and other key stakeholders. This is a highly visible role and will require the FC to take responsibility for building a robust financial framework and drive change as the business works toward a future exit.

This role reports directly to the Finance Director and will require daily management of seven direct reports. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

· Provision of timely and accurate daily, weekly and monthly financial reporting

· Performance commentary and analysis

· Budgeting, forecasting and business modeling

· Financial systems, change management and process improvement

· Commercial financial analysis

· Group consolidations and statutory reporting

· Tight cash management and cash flow forecasting

· Full ownership of Financial IT systems, including design and implementation of improved processes and structures

· Stakeholder reporting and monitoring of banking covenants

This is a key role for the business as the new Financial Controller will be expected to drive through change within the department and add value commercially to a range of growth projects. The success of the business is reliant on a first class, accurate and efficient Finance function and this will be the key deliverable of the incoming FC.

You will be a fully qualified accountant (ACA or CIMA) with a demonstrable track record of managing day-to-day finance in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced business. You will have experience of working within a retail / wholesale / multi-site business and will have the drive and focus to meet tight deadlines in high-pressured environments. You will enjoy managing teams and will have the credibility to build effective working relationships with senior stakeholders, both internally and externally.

This is a unique opportunity to be a key part of a successful business working toward a high-profile future exit.


Email candidates@equityfc.com.