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Financial Controller - VC backed Consumer Technology business

  • Location: London
  • Salary: Up to £90000 per annum + share options per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 20 days ago

  • Sector: Accountancy & Finance
  • Contact: Graham Thornton
  • Contact Email: gt@cedarrecruitment.com
  • Start Date: 09/06/2022
  • Expiry Date: 18 August 2022
  • Job Ref: JO0000011069_1658242818

Financial Controller

To £90,000 + Share options

Central London + Working from Home (hybrid model)

VC backed Consumer Technology business

This rapidly growing SaaS business has seen revenues triple over the last 2 years. Now almost 5 years old and having successfully raised c$25m in Series B funding, the business is building on its market leading position to further penetrate Europe and expand across the US and Asia Pac.

To support the rapid expansion and maturing of this exciting business, the new role of Financial Controller has been created.

Reporting to the CFO and managing a team of 3, the role includes:

  • Own day-to-day finance, including financial control, management reporting, cash management, tax and statutory accounting
  • Develop, lead and manage a team of 3
  • Work closely with the Head of Commercial Finance to ensure a joined up approach to business performance and support
  • Implement a 'no surprises' financial control and reporting environment that facilitates the continued scale up of the business
  • Identify areas for improvement across the existing function and execute the appropriate enhancements
  • Technical accounting advice on all business-wide initiatives
  • Deliver a multi-territory consolidation
  • Management and enhancement of the finance system including a likely implementation in c9-12 months
  • Ownership of tax submissions to HMRC (VAT return, Corp Tax etc)
  • Stewardship of the monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting calendar
  • Working collaboratively with the operating business to deliver business performance and maintain strong financial control
  • Rapidly build cross-functional relationships, quickly building trust and credibility across the business and external advisors where appropriate
  • Accounting support on future corporate finance activities
  • Engage with and influence the senior leadership team
  • Assess the financial risk of all business operations, investments, and innovations

Candidate requirements:

  • Experience of delivering Financial Control/reporting in a business that has experienced a sustained period of growth/scale-up
  • Demonstrably high levels of credibility, gravitas and business acumen
  • Dynamic, driven and energised approach to delivery
  • Significant levels of emotional intelligence
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Team management
  • Either an experienced Financial Controller or an individual looking for their first Financial Controller position
  • Experience of working within SaaS/Technology/Subscription would be an advantage but not essential

This is an incredibly exciting, business critical role with an established SaaS success story that continues to exceed expectations.