Financial Controller

Our client is a high growth, PE backed consultancy business with an impressive international client portfolio and offices located globally. With both organic growth and a buy and build strategy they are looking to recruit a Financial Controller to lead the finance function, further professionalise, provide commercial insights and work across the business. The successful candidate will gain experience working in an exit driven, international business and be looking to progress to Finance Director in the near term.

Salary: £80 - £100k + bonus + benefits

Location: London (flexible working)

Type: Full-Time

Reference: JOW144


  • Production of consolidated monthly management accounts and reports for operational management – complete ownership and control of the month end process.
  • Preparation of timely and accurate monthly board packs, working closely with CFO.
  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of the Group’s accounting records and financial systems.
  • Production of annual statutory accounts for the Group.
  • Produce weekly and monthly sales & financial KPI’s, for management reporting and Board Packs.
  • Preparation of budgets, forecasts, and business plans and review of performance
  • Management of the finance function including A/P and A/R
  • Weekly, monthly, and annual cash planning & forecasting.
  • Play an active role in assisting management in the risk assessment process and embedding a risk management culture throughout the organisation.
  • In partnership with our HR and Operations teams manage monthly payroll across multiple countries.
  • Oversee the setting up of entities in new markets.
  • Ensure returns for VAT and other relevant taxes are compliant

The Candidate:

  • You will be a qualified accountant, educated to degree level
  • Advanced Excel skills (look-up functions/sum if/pivot tables/graphical presentation of data)
  • Previous exposure to Salesforce would be an advantage.
  • Understanding of international accounting, foreign exchange, and currency management.
  • Private Equity Experience is desirable, but not essential.
  • Outgoing & strong people management skills
  • Work on own initiative and under pressure, with good time management skills

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