Financial Controller

  • Job Reference: 278008/1/LT/EL
  • Date Posted: 6 January 2021
  • Recruiter: Metzger Search & Selection
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Executive benefits
  • Sector: Technology & Ecommerce
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Financial Controller
Education Sector
Three-month contract to possible permanent role
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 plus benefits
Location: Central London


Are you a Head of Finance, Finance Manager or Financial Controller within an SME? Do you want to make a real difference to the strategic direction of an entrepreneurial company? Can you help to improve the bottom line? Are you an innovative and progressive thinker? Are you a leader of people? Are you able to interpret data and translate it to help make strategic business decisions?

Our client is a global player in the education market and is looking for a Financial Controller to work closely with the UK senior management team and help make informed financial decisions to grow and improve this company's value, whilst providing leadership.

The Financial Controller is a very varied and interesting role and will report to a UK Director with a dotted line to the CEO/CFO based in Australia. The Financial Controller will be pivotal in managing the Management Reporting and Financial Accounting responsibility for the business and a key objective will be to bring the outsourced Finance function back in-house.

To succeed in this interesting and varied role you will be a Qualified Accountant (ideally ACA/ACCA), currently working as a Finance Manager/Financial Controller or Head of Finance with a track record of Financial Accounting within a SME environment. The ability to manage a small accounting team is essential as is tangible experience of producing year end and monthly accounts.

Key accountabilities for the Financial Controller will include:

*Preparation of monthly management accounts, year-end accounts, annual budgets
*Provision of a monthly report to the CEO and CFO based in Australia
*Attending the monthly management meeting
*Monitoring Margin reports
*Monitoring business costs and re-negotiation of supply contracts
*Financial Accounting - processing supplier invoices, preparing payments via BACS
*Liaising with the payroll bureau
*VAT returns

The successful candidate will have the following attributes and experience:

*Detail-conscious, diligent, accurate, quick-thinking
*Highly numerate, resourceful, proactive, instinctive
*Familiar with good business and financial discipline
*An intelligent, approachable person with excellent communication skills
*A team player with natural motivational and inspirational ability
*Good understanding of business and commercial issues
*Ability to keep a tight cost base
*Experienced in SAGE
*Experienced in people management
*Hands-on approach


If you have the desired experience, skills and attributes and want to make a real difference in your job please email us your CV in Word format quoting the reference: 278008/1/LT/EL. Please give details of your current remuneration package and availability. We regret we cannot take telephone enquiries relating to this vacancy, due to the high level of response expected.