Financial Controller

Salary: To. c. £95k + Options

Location: London (Hybrid)

Type: Full-Time

Reference: JOW294

Our client is a rapidly scaling, international leisure business with a unique market offering. With high profile VC backers, they are achieving exciting growth via both managed sites, and a successful franchise model. As a result of the growth comes the opportunity for a Financial Controller to join the team. Reporting to and supporting the Group Finance Director, 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:

  • Drive the preparation and presentation of accurate and insightful monthly management reporting and financial reports to stakeholders, facilitating strategic decision making.
  • Collaborate in departmental budget process and variance analysis.
  • Assisting in business partnering and managing relationships with external partners.
  • Re-design of new reporting for various stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain robust controls and procedures tailored to the unique needs of the business.
  • Support further automation of Cash Flow.
  • Establish new initiatives to drive improvements across the finance and accounting function.
  • Set up stock and inventory systems and regular management and monitoring.
  • Overseeing statutory accounts and annual audit in line ensuring compliance.
  • Preparation of relevant reporting for different tax filings across UK, USA and international jurisdictions.
  • Optimisation; work closely with Finance Director on change initiatives and ad hoc tasks, including driving continued automation, optimisation, and simplification of finance processes.


  • You will be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
  • Experienced in multi-site organisations
  • Strong finance and accounting knowledge, especially around lease accounting and property portfolio under UK GAAP, FRS 102
  • Accounting Consolidation knowledge
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Xero knowledge preferred.

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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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