Financial Controller - Retail

Job Title: Financial Controller - Retail
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £50000.00 - £58000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH51909
Contact Name: Rachel Scott
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 13, 2016 12:48

Job Description

Handle Recruitment are pleased to be working with a fantastic retail business to assist in finding a resilient and grounded Qualified Financial Controller to join their dynamic team of 7 in brand new Central London offices.

This role will be extremely hands on and requires a candidate who is people orientated and able to lead a team in an exciting time of growth.

Reporting into the Head of Finance, with two direct reports, the responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Preparing and reviewing month end balance sheet reconciliations (Including Stock, Fixed Assets,
  • Prepayments, Taxes and Cash in Transit)
  • Preparing and reviewing month end analysis of expense accounts (including Variable and Fixed Costs)
  • Analysis of Costs for Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Reviewing Lease and Contract documentation to ensure accounting standards are adhered to
  • VAT/GST & Sales Tax Returns & Registrations
  • Responsible for Statutory filings in UK, Canada, US & Germany
  • Preparing Trial Balances for Management Pack
  • Meeting year and month end deadlines
  • Key Contact for External Auditors
  • Communicating across the business with Directors
  • Project work & process improvements
  • Direct line manager for Assistant Accountants (studying ACCA)
  • Supporting the Head of Finance and covering holiday absences

To be considered for this role, we are looking for:

  • Qualified ACA Accountant (or equivalent)
  • Technically skilled - accounting and tax requirements
  • Knowledge of UK VAT essential, knowledge of international Sales Taxes and Corporation taxes desirable
  • Retail/Hospitality/FMCG experience would be advantageous

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.