Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: Contract
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Start Date: November
Reference: BBBH78842
Contact Name: Edward Cardona
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 27, 2019 15:42

Job Description

Financial Controller needed for a highly reputable, luxury retailer on a 9-12 month contract basis. Starting in early November, this is a hands on position where the successful candidate will be heading up the day to day financial activity for the whole business. Reporting into the CFO, the Financial Controller will need to hit the running, therefore, only candidates with either retail or wholesale finance experience will be considered.

Key Responsibilities

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts and quarterly board packs
  • Assisting with annual budgeting process and cash flows
  • Attend board and management meetings as the finance representative
  • Monitor all overhead costs, expenses and internal stock controls
  • Oversee all transactional activity including AP, AR and daily bank reconciliations
  • Manage, mentor and coach one Accounts Assistant
  • Assist the CFO with the strategic planning
  • Reconcile all stock movements on a monthly basis
  • Oversee the annual audit
  • Prepare and submit VAT returns

Candidate requirements

  • Qualified Accountant - ACCA/CIMA/ACA
  • Previous experience working in a retail or wholesale finance team
  • Excellent communication skills - confidence to present to board members
  • Experience with Sage Payroll or other payroll systems
  • Advanced Excel skills

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