Financial Controller

England, London
£55000 - £65000 per annum
12 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Joseph Park
Contract Type
Full Time

The opportunity has arisen for an aspiring Financial Controller to take ownership of the finance function within a growing recruitment business based in central London.

Client Details

Having experienced significant growth including 3 new offices and over 30 new heads joining the business in recent years the business is looking to bring in a professional, capable, and driven Financial Controller. based in London and reporting directly to the MD you will lead the day-to-day activity of the finance function and be tasked with promoting a new business partnering culture.


As the Financial Controller within this Recruitment business your key responsibilities will be:

- Responsibility for the preparation of monthly management information, including accurate P&L with commentary on variances for review with the MD;

-Management of a team of 7, driving efficient transactional finance processes;

- Preparing the quarterly Management accounts and KPIs, together with supporting commentary explaining and interpreting the results;

-Developing in-depth business performance and sales analysis to enable the MD to continue driving the business's growth;

-Leading on the annual budget process as well as monthly/quarterly forecasting as appropriate;

- Involvement in the preparation of the business's financial statements under applicable reporting standards for submission to HMRC;

- Exposure to statutory and regulatory issues such as VAT and PAYE;

-To liaise directly with the MD on points of note and issue to ensure the continued development of the business in line with strategy.


As a strong applicant for the Financial Controller position you will be a qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA) and demonstrate a proven ability to co-ordinate a smooth month end process including the production of timely and accurate management information packs. You will also show the capability of liaising with senior management on a regular basis and prioritising ad-hoc requests efficiently. Previous exposure to a management position is highly advantageous.

Job Offer

The offer to the successful Financial Controller will be up to £65,000 + discretionary bonus, healthcare, and pension. Additionally, you will take a leading role in developing the output of the finance function with a view to creating a Finance Director position in the future.