Financial Controller

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Finance & Accountancy

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £55,000

  • Contact:

    Harry Ludbrook

  • Contact email:

    harry.ludbrook@altumconsulting.co.uk

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2018-09-05

Looking for a Financial Controller to be an integral part of the finance and operations team sitting at the core of a thriving FinTech start up. You will be responsible for a small team focused on finance operations, client relations and developing and improving systems and controls.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Overall responsibility of the company’s Financial operations, Treasury function and Financial Reporting side of company’s operations
  • Supervision and development of a team of 3-4 FTEs between London and Krakow
  • Close collaboration with other parts of the business such as Operations, Compliance & Risk, Data and Analytics
  • Management of client money logistics and responsibility for monthly balance and transaction reconciliations as well as automation of these
  • Responsible for month end close procedures as well as key role in audit process
  • Responsible for the process of monitoring the balances and processing payments at specific cut-off times and checking money has been received at the appropriate time
  • Closely working with business partners such as FX and liquidity providers or payout partners to manage issue resolution, reconciliation differences, payment processing optimisation
  • Comprehensive analysis of working capital levels and cash flows
  • Monthly reporting to the senior management team
  • Development and implementation of internal controls and workflows
  • Development and implementation of automation and improvements within Financial Reporting and Treasury processes

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Qualified ACCA/ACA/CIMA accountant
  • FX/Payments/Banking/Fintech industry experience
  • Advanced IT skills including Excel
  • SQL is desired but not essential

PERSONAL QUALITIES REQUIRED:

  • Entrepreneurial and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with the ability to thrive under minimal guidance
  • Ability to maintain an excellent degree of accuracy, whilst working to tight deadlines and can adapt in a changing and demanding environment
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills necessary for daily interaction with senior management
  • Management and leadership skills
  • Strong excel modelling skills, ability to analyse large volumes of data and provide concise insights of key messages
  • Excellent administration and time management skills - ability to manage and organise multiple work streams simultaneously
  • Problem solving/decision making skills - ability to decide on best course of action required to solve a range of problems and queries
  • Positive and maintain a can-do attitude