Financial Controller

Firefly Human Capital Ltd
Slough, UK
11 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Financial Controller

Firefly are working exclusively with a rapidly-expanding, private-equity backed SME in the technology industry, to recruit a dynamic and hard-working Financial Controller into their growing finance team.

Following appointment of a new UK CFO, there is now a need to build a more experienced finance function that can continue to support and control the business through this growth. This new role will support the CFO and exec across all areas of financial management and control.

Responsibilities include:
  • To ensure all Group reporting is of the highest standard and prepared in an efficient and timely manner. The Controller will be responsible for firstly building and then preparing all monthly management accounts.
  • Work with the team and CFO to implement scalable process and procedures to enable the business to scale quickly.
  • Production of the Annual Report and Accounts, including working with the auditors to achieve clean sign off.
  • Able to deal with issues arising from rapid growth and be the key contact for resolution of any material reporting matters.
  • Ensure compliance with the Company's accounting policies and procedures
  • Initiate projects to develop, refine and/or optimise business processes and reports to adjust to changing business needs
  • Manage and oversee the monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting closes through the Company's SAGE System.
  • Implement cash management and forecasting processes.
  • Implement Treasury management processes and policies.
  • Build a Tax strategy and Transfer Pricing strategy.
  • Own the Legal Entity structure and ensure fit for purpose as business grows internationally
  • Work with the CFO in preparation of Board Papers and any other ad hoc papers as required
  • Assist with the review of potential acquisition targets and post-merger integration projects

The ideal candidate would be:
  • ACA Qualified Accountant with at least 5 years PQE
  • Self-starter who 'wants to make a difference'
  • Thrives in a dynamic, fast paced environment and strives for continual improvement.
  • Ability to resolve problems and issues and make recommendations to CFO on all Financial Reporting and Control matters.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, with the ability to influence senior stakeholders.
  • Previous Sage experience would be beneficial.
  • Previous experience in a fast-growing tech company would be beneficial.
  • Previous M and A, PPA and group consolidation experience essential.
  • Proven team leadership skills.
  • Technical accounting excellence (US GAAP & IFRS).
  • Demonstrable experience in managing complex accounting and control environments and building teams through rapid growth
  • Strong interpersonal skills to be able to work effectively in a diverse team environment
  • An understanding of and experience with process improvement to increase efficiencies in all aspects of the business - knows what good looks like and how to implement it
  • Strong ethical behaviour, with the ability to demonstrate conducts conforming to a set of values and accepted standards
  • Good project management skills, needed to upgrade systems, teams and processes

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