Financial Controller – Start up

  • Location

    City of London

  • Specialism:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £55,000 - £60,000 per year

  • Contact:

    James King

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  • Published:

    25 days ago

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​Altum are delighted to be exclusively searching for a Financial Controller for a start-up in the sustainability space, the organisation is about to enter an exciting growth phase and this is a fantastic time to join.

This role would be ideal for an ambitious finance controller or audit trained newly ACA qualified accountant looking to make the move to controller. You need to be a confident self-starter, a natural solution orientated problem solver, with good analytical skills and the resilience to thrive in a fast-paced environment and with the temperament and collaboration skills to work alongside other parts of the business.

This role is about technical problem solving, efficiency, people management and providing the business with the most cost-effective solutions. You should be comfortable with working on projects as well as in a team, making sure that you take ownership and responsibility of any challenge that presents itself.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Finance Director in the robust financial management of the business

  • Timely delivery of month-end, quarter-end and year-end financial reports, including KPIs and variance analysis

  • Assist the Finance Director and FP&A Manager in presenting reports to the board and other stakeholders when required

  • Implement updates and improvements to accounting systems and processes, including invoicing/revenue recognition, collections, stock control and payroll

  • Take responsibility of the annual audit process

  • Manage and help train an Accounts Assistant

Desired Skills and Experience

  • ACA Qualified Accountant

  • Audit experience of SMEs, with a strong understanding of internal controls

  • Analytical approach to problem solving, able to gather accurate and complete data

  • Capacity to think outside the box and come up with solutions

  • Excellent Excel skills

  • A good sense of humour, fun to have in the team and unflappable style

  • A fast learner with an ability to pick up how to use new systems

  • Ability to run concurrent work streams simultaneously and switch seamlessly between tasks

  • Fearless and unphased by tackling new challenges

  • SQL knowledge highly desirable

  • SAP experience advantageous