Group Financial Controller

Salary: £100-130k + Options

Location: London (hybrid)

Type: Full-Time

Reference: JOW238

Our client is a rapidly scaling, international leisure business with a unique market offering in the interactive gaming space. With high profile VC backers, their ambitious plans to reach 1000 plus sites in the next 2-3 years are well under way. With this growth comes the opportunity for a Group Financial Controller to join the team. Reporting to and supporting the CFO/ Co-Founder, the role requires a keen ability to work at both Group and detail level. As a newly created role, it provides the new hire with the real chance to make their mark, push their boundaries and play a key role in the value creation journey in a company that is truly disrupting an industry.

The role reports to the CFO and will:

  • Management of the day-to-day finances across the own-operated and franchise + concession sites fleet
  • Prepare weekly / monthly and annual reports for Executives, shareholders and other stakeholders
  • All group consolidated reporting (monthly management accounts, bank reporting and KPIs)
  • Seek out methods and practices to increase flexibility and speed in AP, AR, payroll, cash flow management and other financial processes whilst maintaining appropriate controls
  • Weekly and monthly cash forecasting and treasury management, regular oversight of debtors and creditor ledgers
  • Statutory reporting, treasury and tax management, ensuring compliant and timely filings
  • Improve and streamline existing financial controls and processes, using technology to automate, ensuring IT systems are relevant and fit for purpose/scale.
  • Responsibility for AP and AR
  • Cost control across the organisation – site CapEx reduction, working with regional operations managers on P&L optimisation and marketing colleagues on paid media spend optimisation.
  • Onboarding new sites and ensuring fully compliant and up to date with policy and procedures
  • Clearly communicate finance policies and procedures across the organisation, and why they exist
  • Some travel to sites to support growth and business development
  • Ad hoc duties as required and as the business develops further


  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA), ideally with experience in a high growth company
  • Strong technical knowledge of statutory accounting (IFRS) and compliance, with experience of taxation (UK and ideally US tax compliance).
  • Experience of managing teams, as working with non-finance and operational managers
  • Experience of group consolidations, including overseas trading entities with foreign currency exposure
  • Although not essential, experience in a PE/VC backed environment helpful
  • Experience in a Multi-site organisation
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, organized and attentive to detail
  • Extremely organised and deadline driven, embrace control and detail focussed
  • Enthusiastic with a proactive personality and 'can do' approach
  • Strong organisational skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines

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FD Direct Limited (trading as Equity FD, Equity FC, Equity Interim and Equity Chair) has ceased trading.

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