Our client is a cash generative and long established leisure business in central London, with an annual turnover of c.£8m.

Working alongside the MD, you will not only be an exceptional accountant and hands-on with company finances, but will also be commercially aware, advising on the best path of growth for the business. Having overall control and responsibility for all financial aspects of the company strategy you will be expected to analyse figures and implement recommendations based on these findings, with the most profitable outcomes. You will be adept at managing and leading a team, through busy periods including month end, year-end, audit and annual budgeting and will have excellent communication skills. The role will involve overseeing all financial aspects of the company strategy and you will be responsible for the full flow of financial information to the MD and the Board.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

To form a close working relationship with the Managing Director, other Senior Executives and Non Executives

Provide leadership to the company’s Finance and Accounting strategy, to optimise the company’s financial performance and strategic position

Take overall responsibility of the company’s accounting function

Contribute fully to the development of company strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers

Ensure that company financial systems and controls are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth

Lead and develop finance teams

Work with senior teams to grow the business, formulating strategies and plans

Ensure corporate budgeting processes are carried out and reviewed

Take ultimate responsibility for the company cash management policies

Present monthly operating performance to the Board

Present annual accounts to the Board

Ensure that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met

Corporate finance; manage company policies regarding capital requirements, debt and taxation, as appropriate

Establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with external parties including suppliers and advisors

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Qualified member of an accountancy body or holder of an equivalent qualification (ACA, CIMA or ACCA)

Meet the requirement for a commercially astute, articulate, technically strong, dynamic, insightful and influential leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels

Exceptional communication skills at all levels

Strong IT skills, particularly Excel, and ability to develop financial models

Energetic, highly motivated, with an enquiring mind and a passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of business growth and success.

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Email candidates@equityfd.com.