Financial Controller - 18Month FTC

High-Growth , Hospitality Business

Hertfordshire - Competitive Salary + Package

Some Accountants like ‘maintenance’ type, finance roles. Others like large corporate environments where they are surrounded by a highly rigid finance team.

This is certainly NOT one of those ‘typical’ roles.

‘Exciting opportunity’ is a phrase that is regularly used by companies who can’t then substantiate this statement. This business can clearly support the claim and although this position will bring challenges, it’s a rare career opportunity IF you have the right mentality.

If you would like to be key member of the Finance Function within a company that’s experiencing rapid growth compared to pre-covid revenues, and has aggressive future growth plans, then it is worth a chat.

This well respected hospitality business have a highly experienced, credible and commercial senior leadership team who have achieved rapid success and growth to date.

With this strong foothold in their sector, a superb proven product, a clear identity and a track record of delivering consistency, they are now positioned for the next chapter in their story.

HOWEVER…this role is NOT for everyone!

It’s genuinely ‘fast paced’ (and that’s not just a cliche on a job description) and the ‘to do’ list will always be longer than hours in the working day.

The business are on a time-critical mission to implement far greater controls and more robust procedures as they enter this rapid and aggressive growth journey.

If you are the type of individual who thrives in this environment, please read on as there are so many reasons to join this business.

They’re a great group of experienced, like-minded professionals who are all pulling in the same direction.

The business is highly respected and are an engaging, very well-liked brand.

This role will play a fundamental part in helping the business to write the next chapter of the this growth story.

The Role

The main purpose of this role is to support the Senior Leadership Team and the wider Finance Department with the day to day requirements
Reporting to the highly engaging CFO, you will oversee the management and financial accounting functions as well as the transactional teams.

Therefore, your ability to coach, manage and develop is a key factor. This also applies to your ability to engage, and communicate effectively with, stakeholders at varying levels as well.

Importantly, you will need that well-known blend on being strategic, recognising the ‘bigger picture’ and also have a hands on approach.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
• Ownership of month end processes to ensure timely and accurate accounts
• Ownership of the monthly Management Accounts and supporting schedules
• Ownership of the overheads budget, forecast and actuals
• Provide month-end commentary for the board packs
• Ensure VAT compliance and timely submission to HMRC
• Review of cashflow planning and forecasting and highlighting working capital requirements
• Initiate process improvements and efficiencies throughout the finance function
• Recruit, train, support and develop the finance team
• Provide support for year- end audits and to be the key liaison with the external auditors
• Review year-end statutory accounts for all individual companies as well as the Group consolidation
• Engage with stakeholders across the wider business
• Support the Finance Director with the wider Finance strategy and ad hoc tasks

The exposure will be varied, interesting and challenging.

If you have the communication skills to deal effectively with non-finance contacts at all levels, to be strategic and see the bigger picture, whilst also being prepared to ‘roll up your sleeves’ and get involved in the day-to-day, then this could be an ideal match

If you are comfortable with and experienced in these duties, then we should definitely be speaking further.

THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS IS MOVING EXTREMLY QUICKLY SO PLEASE APPLY ASAP

Requirements

  • You will be a Qualified Accountant with 3+ years PQE
  • Experience in multisite, multi revenue-stream environments
  • A keen eye for detail and accuracy, ensuring financial data is summarised in a logical way and targeted to the relevant audience
  • Strong I.T. Skills
  • A positive and collaborative approach with a ‘hard working’ ethos and ‘can do’ mentality
  • A history of assisting process improvements and controls

We’re so passionate about the quality of our long-term partnerships with our contacts (both job seekers and recruiting clients, that we’re happy to meet with you, to discuss the market, assist with salary benchmarking, career planning, providing honest, impartial and free advice, or even just shoot the breeze!

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