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Interim Senior Financial Controller

Interim Senior Financial Controller

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Senior Finance

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £500 - £600 per day

  • Contact:

    Georgina Gettings

  • Contact email:

    gg@cedarrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    JO0000007216_1563206154

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-08-14

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

A fast paced and rapidly growing e-commerce organisation is looking for a Senior Financial Controller to join the business during a significant period of change, based in London, £500-£600 per day.

Overview of role responsibilities:

- 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

Candidate requirements:

- Qualified accountant (Chartered Accountant preferred)
- Hands-on financial control background (including cash management and transactional accounting)
- Demonstrable experience of implementing processes and controls
- Proven track record of managing and developing teams
- SME business experience
- Experience of working in retail, e-commerce, technology, internet or related sectors

- Self-starter with a can do attitude
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to hit the ground running in a fast paced working environment
- Able to add value from the outset of joining the business
- Strong attention to detail
- Strong commercial and business acumen