Financial Controller

Summit Media Limited
Kingston upon Hull
£65,000 - £70,000
04 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Role: Financial Controller Salary: up to £65,000 Location: East Yorkshire Reporting to: CFO/COO The Role This is a great opportunity for an individual who wants to be part of an inspiring and commercially driven business. The role requires both technical and strategic excellence as Summit is continuing to grow, both organically and now accelerated by its recent acquisition by TCC. Working with an established team of Senior Managers you shall be responsible for looking after the UK, Prague and Amsterdam offices in conjunction with a team of three. The role entails a hands-on approach to Finance in conjunction with developing the current finance function to support the business as it is driven forward, post the recent sale. You will be a strong team player with the ability to convey financial information in easily understood formats. Your hands-on approach and passion for working in a creative environment will make you effective in this role. In addition to standard accounting activity, you will also play a key role in producing annual budgets with key stakeholder input and building plans for future forecasts. As Financial Controller you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the entire function, including development of the team and acting as a financial sounding board for CFO/COO and the leadership team. The ability to build relationships within your team and other key stakeholders are absolutely essential to the success of this role. About us Summit is a changemaker in online retailing. For 16 years Summit have worked with some of Europe's most successful retailers and brands, helping them to make more money from retailing online. Our purpose is simple and commercial: to make it more likely that people buy from our clients than anyone else. Our unique online retail 'value chain' provides our clients with deep expertise across the disciplines required to trade online: Strategy, ecommerce, online marketing, trading and logistics. With 150 staff working across the UK and Europe, we are passionate about helping our clients transform their business opportunity online by thinking and acting differently. What we can offer you - A fantastic opportunity to work for an award-winning company specialising in online retail - The role will allow you to grow your commercial acumen as well as financial skills - The ability to contribute to an entrepreneurial business and shape its near-term future Desired Experience and Skills Ideally you will have started your career in practice accountancy before moving in to a role within marketing, ecommerce, professional services, FMCG or the service industry. The candidate should be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with at least 8 years' relevant work experience, ideally 5 of those years post qualified. It is essential that you are a self-starter with a natural ability to build relationships quickly. This is very much a 'hit the ground running' opportunity and whilst support will be given, it will be up to you to develop your own results. In addition, you will have previously: - Provided insightful management information to the CFO and Leadership Teams - Prepared monthly management accounts - Delivered budgets and forecasts and advised on variances - Developed robust growth plans and worked with senior management to fulfil them - Put in place practices and processes to drive profitability - Reviewed reports and projections of revenue/sales income against actual figures - Had strong communication skills both verbally, face-to-face and in writing - Had the ability to think outside the box whilst looking to add value As we are a leading-edge and innovative company, we would expect your application to show that you are a sociable self-starter with ambition and the desire to thrive within a digital environment. Successful candidates must have the right to work in the UK and be available for an early start.
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