Financial Controller - Ecommerce - Central London

Job Title: Financial Controller - Ecommerce - Central London
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: Up to £130000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBH25032021
Contact Name: Tom Chadwick
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 25, 2021 13:02

Job Description

European Financial Controller - Leading Ecommerce - Central London

My client, a fast growing Ecommerce platform are currently looking for their next big hire. This is a European Financial Controller role sitting within the London headquarters heading up a team of 4. The Financial Controller will be responsible for various controllership activities with a primary emphasis on building and developing teams, implementation of an ERP system, and continuous improvement of various close processes to ensure timely and accurate reporting.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a business during a rapid growth and development stage. The Finance team are growing and this Controller position will act as a key leadership position within the business.

The role is currently working remotely, and will offer a flexible working lifestyle once the office reopens.

Key responsibilities:

  • Partner closely with the business to support various European expansion projects.
  • Provide strategic and tactical leadership for the general ledger and accounts payable teams to ensure company and team objectives are met.
  • Recruit, train, and mentor team members to perform effectively in their role and to further develop their expertise and knowledge of financial systems and operational processes.
  • Oversee the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements and reporting packages in accordance with US GAAP, internal policies, and timelines.
  • Collaborate with the Global Controller to improve the overall month-end close process within a short time frame and on a go-forward basis.
  • Review monthly all major balance sheet reconciliations and P&L accounts and provide proper fluctuation analysis to support balances.
  • Collaborate closely with Workday functional systems leader to implement and/or enhance the ERP system used by company Finance to effectively support business operations, timely month-end reporting.
  • Develop, implement, monitor, and remediate controls over financial reporting to ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley requirements.
  • Implement and approve financial policies and procedures in accordance with business needs and in conformity with the company's policies and procedures.
  • Lead various European audits and work directly with external auditors to ensure a clean and timely year-end audit and quarterly reviews; investigate findings and recommendations as needed.

Key skills:

  • ACA qualified (ideally Big 4 but not essential)
  • 10+ years working within Finance with similar previous experience
  • Experience for working for a large company
  • Experience working within a start-up/ hyper growth business is highly desirable
  • Previous experience managing a team/staff
  • A hands on work approach and happy to get stuck in with all finance matters concerning the team
  • System implementation and IPO experience would be a bonus!
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to work in a changing environment and adapts to change with ease
  • A cool, calm and collected management style

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