Financial Controller

Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Reference: (1)
Contact Name: Molly Hogan
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Job Published: July 18, 2018 14:43

Job Description


  • ESTABLISHED. The business is an incredibly well-established recruitment group across the globe, having dominated their industries for multiple decades.
  • AWARD-WINNING. With an award shelf flooded with accolades, they’re also a very well-acclaimed business in the sector.
  • GLOBAL. Multiple different international offices and ambitions to expand further.
  • TENURE. The average length of service across their business is nearly four years across the business (and it’s even much longer than this in the Financial Controller position).
  • INVESTMENT. Hundreds of thousands of pounds are spent every year on training and development.
  • PROFITABLE. In the multiple decades years that the business has been running, they are yet to have one unprofitable month.
  • GROWTH. The business has lots of ambitious plans to grow organically, both internationally and at home, both in their current markets and into new markets.


  • Ensure that high-quality Management Accounts are produced and in a format that is fully understandable to senior operations and sales staff.
  • Critically evaluate the financial performance of the business and proactively bring to management’s attention areas of financial or operational inefficiency and recommendations for improvements.
  • Improve the efficiency and strength of all financial processes.
  • Be an instrumental figure in any transformational, evolutionary or growth periods in the business.
  • Preparation of monthly finance pack; producing management accounts, monthly P/L’s, all Balance Sheet reconciliations in a 'board pack’ format
  • Prepare reports and talk management through weekly cash-flow forecasts.
  • Be responsible for all group consolidations for multiple separate legal entities.
  • Prepare weekly sales KPI reports for the Team Leaders in the business to help them manage their teams.
  • Managing an established and capable small accounting team.


  • Recruitment sector experience.
  • ACCA, ACA or CIMA qualified, or with the equivalent experience.
  • Previous team management experience.
  • Previous experience within a large turnover business, preferably a multi-entity group.
  • Experience in an international business.

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