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Financial Controller

Financial Controller

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Senior Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Up to £85000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lauren Druce

  • Contact email:

    ld@cedarrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    JO0000007251_1563805903

  • Published:

    27 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-08-21

  • Startdate:

    22/07/2019

  • Consultant:

    Lauren Druce

A technically strong Financial Controller is required for a growing multi-site leisure business with a strong brand name and an impressive track record of growth and financial achievement. Having undergone a significant period of change, the group is looking strengthen its reporting capability by appointing a high-calibre, Financial Controller.

Reporting directly to the CFO, this is a key appointment with broad exposure to senior management. With ownership for all areas of group finance, reporting, process and controls, key responsibilities will include:

  • Taking ownership of the production of high-quality financial accounts and reports for both monthly internal management and statutory purposes
  • Driving through best practice by identifying process and controls improvements for financial reporting and then implementing the identified changes
  • Building a 'best in class' transactional accounting function, providing strategic oversight and direction for all transactional accounting including accounts payable, accounts receivable and general ledger
  • Identifying and driving actions to simplify operational procedures, implement process efficiencies, and establishing and embedding improved reporting frameworks
  • Leading, mentoring and developing the finance team


The successful candidate will be a hands-on, qualified accountant, with a strong technical background and with prior experience of group financial reporting. You will have a proven track record of process improvement and delivering efficiencies within a change environment. Demonstrable experience of leading and developing a team will also be essential. Prior experience of operating within a multi-site organisation and owning cashflow management will be key.

You will be comfortable 'rolling up your sleeves' and immersing yourself in the detail. This role requires flexible thinking and a dynamic, innovative approach as new business challenges arise, as well as constantly looking for ways to move existing processes forward.

As a confident self-starter, you will have exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and build strong relationships. You will have the credibility and gravitas to challenge current thinking and influence in a positive and constructive manner. With clear enthusiasm and drive you will thrive in a change environment.