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Financial Controller

Financial Controller

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Senior Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Up to £80000 per annum + Excellent Benefits

  • Contact:

    Graham Thornton

  • Contact email:

    gt@cedarrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    JO0000007049_1560434322

  • Published:

    7 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-07-13

  • Startdate:

    06/06/2019

  • Consultant:

    Graham Thornton



Financial Controller


Digital Consumer Sector

PE Backed


Circa £80,000 + benefits


Central London



This is one of the UK's best known digital consumer brands, backed by a progressive PE house and experiencing consistent and sustained YoY double digit growth.


The time to join is now, with exciting M&A on the agenda, inspirational business leaders joining and multiple capex projects underway to re-enforce a market leading position.


As part of the ongoing growth of the business it is now seeking a dynamic Financial Controller to play a key role in providing financial guidance to the leadership team.

Reporting to the CFO and leading an end-to-end financial control team, you will:

  • Implement a transparent and rigorous financial control structure, ensuring a 'no surprises' reporting environment
  • Manage the month-end process and reporting cycles, including forecasts and monthly management information
  • Drive improved yet simplified data insight through the organisation, partnering business heads where necessary and helping to facilitate a transparent understanding of business performance
  • Deliver improved management information and developing new reports and models that are appropriate for non-finance stakeholder consumption
  • Provide insight, analysis and recommendations in relation to performance assessment and improvement, financial sustainability, and investment cases.
  • Take the existing financial function and continue the automation and simplification of the structure
  • Oversee the consolidation of the monthly/annual results
  • Provide ongoing risk and opportunity assessments of the business, including full accountability for ensuring robust corporate governance and compliance and ensuring readiness for future corporate activity, i.e. acquisitions or divestments
  • Coach and develop the team, ensuring clarity of purpose, development plans are in place and a collaborative and supportive team environment is sustained

As a highly credible finance professional with impressive levels of gravitas, intellectual horsepower and technical accounting knowledge, you will have demonstrable experience of owning an end-to-end finance function, having successfully implemented a best practice financial control environment.


With a natural hands-on approach to a rapid growth environment, you will easily demonstrate the skills and behaviours to operate at ground level in a shirt sleeves rolled up capacity and simultaneously able to provide high level guidance and leadership.


Whilst experience of working within a PE backed environment would be preferred, to be successful in this role you must have experience of working within a creative and dynamically changing, fast paced and agile business where you will have coached a team to enhanced performance and executed measurable business improvement.


Personality and behaviours are a key element for the successful candidate. Humility, business acumen, first class communication skills, attention to detail and a confidence in your own ability are pre-requisite if you are to excel within this dynamic, fast paced and exhilarating environment.