Senior Financial Controller - Interim & Perm Senior Financial Controller - Interim & Perm …

B&FS Finance
in London, England, United Kingdom
Contract, Full time
Last application, 18 Jan 20
B&FS Finance
in London, England, United Kingdom
Contract, Full time
Last application, 18 Jan 20
Major FS business and Fintech firm are currently recruiting for a Senior Controller on both an interim and perm business.


  • Take ownership of all financial accounting matters relating to the Group; ensure all business activities are recorded accurately, timely;
  • Drive close of general ledger in accordance with month end cadence; identify synergies across the department to reduce the close cycle;
  • Prepare monthly board pack and present to key finance stakeholders;
  • Oversight of the year end audit and preparation of statutory accounts alongside the Group Reporting Manager;
  • Deliver all local regulatory, compliance reporting; and prepare investor and lender reporting packs;
  • Work with wider finance teams to streamline and standardise month-end processes; provide business insights to help deliver annual budget and 3-year plan;
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure accurate reporting and distribution of financial information across the business;
  • Often deputise as the Group Financial Controller, acting as a key advisor to the CFO and a leader within the department; helping to prepare the business for an exit in the medium term;
  • Seek to constantly improve and implement best practice within the team; and
  • Manage at least three direct reports.


Summary of required experience & attributes

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA etc) with at least 5 years PQE.
  • Experience in optimising / accelerating / automating month-end close processes, including Balance Sheet governance;
  • Hands-on approach to working; able to work in a fast paced, dynamic, start-up environment and be able to operate with ambiguity;
  • Collaborative, proactive and able to work across teams in Finance to drive deliverables; and
  • Knowledge of Netsuite or comparable ERP system (desirable).
  • This person will have a commercial and creative mentality and produce innovative solutions
  • Excellent stakeholder management experience
  • External Audit background desirable