Interim Financial Controller (Part-Time)

Interim Financial Controller (Part-Time)

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Private Equity & Venture Capital

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  • Salary:

    £300 - £400 per day

  • Contact:

    Harry Twort

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Cedar Private Equity are recruiting for an Interim Financial Controller with potential to grow into a permanent FD position as a Venture Capital backed e-commerce business in central London.

Job description

The business is a tech-enabled subscription e-commerce business shipping over 250,000 products a month to its customers all over the UK. The company has tripled in size for the last 3 years with strong growth continuing into 2018. The business is comfortably capable of turning a profit (although there is more investment in further growth)

Our client is looking for their first internal finance hire at an exciting stage in their growth story.

This role will require someone to work flexible hours for 20 hours per week initially, although the company will expect this to be your only role. The company is expected to grow considerable and with it so will this role.

Position - Interim FC (Permanent FD role further down the line)
Location - Old Street, London
Daily Rate - £300 to £350/Day (Ltd Company) (Negotiable dependent on experience)
Start Date - Negotiable (February / March 2019)
Length - Open ended (The role can grow with the business)

Role / Key Responsibilities

·Responsibility for the accounting function including ensuring best practices are in place and the function runs smoothly and efficiently
·Preparation of monthly management accounts including P&L, balance sheet, cash flow (weekly) and revenue analysis, with commentary and trend analysis
·Preparation of the monthly payroll and associated reporting (pensions etc), expense claim review and P11D's
·Ownership of bank reconciliations, credit control and accounts payable
·Preparation of budgets, forecasts and variance analysis
·Working with the Auditors on the yearend audit
·Assessment of costs (variable and fixed) with a view to improving cash flow and / or profitability
·Assistance with financial metrics, and KPIs for monthly board reports. It is expected in time that coordination of the board report will become a core responsibility
·Preparation and submission of the VAT and Corporation tax return, as well ensuring compliance on other tax matters
·Carrying out company secretarial duties including annual confirmation statement and filing of resolutions
·Maintain EMI scheme and all relevant submissions for HMRC


·Fully qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA (or equivalent) with previous financial control and management reporting experience
·Strong attention for detail
·Strong communication skills both written and verbal
·Strong Excel skills
·At least 5 years' experience in an accounting of finance function, with 2 years direct operational experience
·University degree from top tier university preferred


·A competitive salary (initially on a pro-rata basis for 20 weekly hours)
·Potential for equity / options
·Be part of a rapidly growing business with international expansion plans
·Flexible work schedule
·Opportunity to build a small internal finance function
·Free company subscription
·Fully covered week-long team working holiday every year


All qualified applicants will be contacted by CEDAR within 2 working Days