Financial Controller SME Retail

Robert Walters
London, South East England
14 Jul 2017
13 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This is fast paced business and will be driving business performance, strategy and operations for the business.

Working within a small finance team, the Financial Controller will be a hands on role within the team.


  • Day to day responsibility for financial processes within the business
  • Leading and driving workflows for the finance team
  • Ownership of Accruals, Prepayments and Fixed assets together with monthly reconciliations
  • Quarterly VAT returns and EC listing filing
  • Weekly Sales Reporting and reconciliation to booked and accrued revenue
  • Intercompany monthly reconciliation
  • Co-ordinate weekly and monthly cash flows, ensuring all information is collated and up to date
  • Providing budget holders with an integrated view of financial performance, with early warning on significant changes in expected performance
  • Work closely with Finance Director & other stakeholders to ensure all reporting is aligned and develop a suite of forward looking reports to allow Senior Management to measure periodic financial performance
  • Consolidation of the US group company numbers into the UK parent entity on a monthly basis, ensuring there is a joined up view of the group's performance and position

Skills & experience

  • Qualified Accountant with SME finance experience
  • Finance qualification (ACA or equivalent)
  • Financial Controller/Financial Manager experience
  • Enthusiastic and can-do player; team
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Retail experience will be an advantage