Financial Controller

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Commerce & Industry
Central London
£80000-90000 plus stock options and benefits
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High-growth international SaaS business is looking for an experienced and qualified Financial Controller on short notice, to join its talented and agile Finance team, reporting to the Finance Director in a newly created permanent role.

The focus of the role is on the technical aspects of the accounting function whilst supporting the broader team on management reporting, business partnering and process improvement. The role will be based in London, but responsibilities will span multiple entities and jurisdictions. The role will report into the Finance Director, working closely with the wider finance teams and Global Finance Leadership. This position will have the opportunity for significant exposure to both entity and group reporting and play a key role in helping define future structure and reporting of the business as a whole.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Excellent knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP
  • Managing management accounts across multiple entities and jurisdictions are completed within deadlines
  • Preparation of statutory financial statements for multiple entities across various jurisdictions
  • Work with Financial Controller to review and improve operational finance processes, as well as reporting cycles
  • Ensure periodic tax filings are prepared and filed with required timelines, whilst liaising with internal tax teams and external tax advisors
  • Calculation of PSA/P11D and submission to HMRC
  • Responsible for timely and accurate balance sheet accounts monthly, including detailing of all relevant reconciliation and documentation
  • Working with the auditors to run efficient and timely year end audit process
  • Preparation of period statutory accounting for various entities across multiple jurisdictions
  • Team mentoring for junior members of the team.

Position Requirements: 

  • Proven work experience as a Financial Controller or similar role
  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)  with solid PQE
  • Solid knowledge of accounting regulations
  • Team management experience 
  • Experience in platform based environments / technology sector is helpful
  • Inquisitive mindset and not afraid to get into the details and challenge the status quo
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, handling large and complex data structure
  • Desire to work in fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Ambitious with a strong desire to take on technical accounting challenges
  • Demonstrated interest the in tech industry and disruptive technologies

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