Financial Controller

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£48,000 - £50,000 + Benefits + Hybrid Working
05 Jul 2024
12 Jul 2024
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time

The Business & Opportunity:

Fantastic opportunity to join a renowned and established Leeds based business within the hospitality and leisure industry. They operate at venues of all sizes and have exclusivity at prominent sporting, entertainment and cultural locations across the UK.

Due to continued growth, they have created a new Financial Controller opportunity for their £20m turnover operation. Being part of a wider global group, future progression opportunities also exist for an ambitious candidate.

You will be based at their head office in East Leeds (LS25) and have the flexibility to work from home 1 day per week.

Specific Requirement:

You will take responsibility for the day-to-day finance related activities of the business, including overseeing and leading the finance team. You will ensure the finance function provides an exceptional service to the venue clients, customers and operating teams. Key duties will include:

  • Prepare monthly management reporting including balance sheet reconciliation to the group reporting timeline in accordance with group framework.
  • Provide high quality Ml and detailed commercial financial analysis to enable business decisions.
  • Management of the finance team, ensuring duties are being carried out to a high standard.
  • Identify and implement improvements in processes and systems, with the objective of improving controls and efficiencies.
  • Lead the production of weekly operating forecasting and annual budget preparation.
  • Build & maintain strong relationships with key members of various teams around the business.
  • Monitor & review key venue client accounts to ensure info is provided accurately & timely
  • Review monthly commission statements to venue clients.
  • Work closely with the Revenue and inventory controller to ensure adequate controls and procedures are in place.
  • Ensure an accurate and up to date fixed asset register is maintained.
  • Continual improvement and development of processes, procedures and key controls.
  • Collaboration with others heads of departments to ensure all business systems are being sufficiently utilised to provide relevant data for the business.
  • Support with Year End Audit and preparation of documentation and statutory accounts.
  • Other Ad hoc project work and reporting as required.
  • Review of weekly supplier payment runs and fortnightly payroll prior to submission
  • Ensure debt control is carried out regularly and effectively
  • Attend weekly update meetings with the Finance Director

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Qualified ACA, ACCA, CIMA, ACMA, including relevant post qualification experience.
  • Good knowledge and appreciation of systems, processes and procedures.
  • Advanced Excel skills, together with a good knowledge of other IT systems.
  • Possess the kudos and gravitas required to effectively supervise a small team and liaise with the wider business.
  • Experience from the hospitality/leisure industry will prove advantageous, but by no means a pre-requisite. Perhaps more important is an appreciation of how multi-site businesses operate.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a natural positivity, tenacity, intellect, energy, passion, and ambition to drive the business forward.
  • Commercially astute to be able to analyse problems and implement solutions.

What's On Offer:

  • A competitive salary of up to £50,000
  • Free on-site parking
  • Based on the East side of Leeds, they are conveniently located close to the motorway network, hence will appeal to candidates from Leeds, Castleford, Pontefract, Wakefield, Selby, Wetherby, York and further a-field. They are also easily accessible via train and bus.
  • Flexibility of hybrid working, with 1 day from home.
  • 25 days holiday + 8 Bank Holidays.
  • Genuine Career Progression Opportunities

Next Steps:

Interviews are to be conducted imminently, hence you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

N.B. Lyons Recruitment have been retained on an exclusive basis, hence any direct or other agency applications with be disregarded.

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