Financial Controller, Operations
High Growth Technology/eCommerce Business
- £80,000 base + benefits
Our client is a privately owned technology/ecommerce business and a disruptor to a sector that has been working the same way for 100 years. Launched in late 2019, the business has grown from start-up to £150m revenue in its first 12 months and now employs nearly 1000 people. Based in central London, the group, led by its highly successful, serial entrepreneurial founder, has ambitions to grow into the world’s premier online automotive market place.
We are now seeking to recruit a first class Financial Controller who will be responsible for managing and building the company’s finance operations capability. You will have complete ownership of the management reporting and controls process and develop a clear strategy for financial and internal control in line with business growth. You will mentor three direct reports and work with the Senior Leadership Team to support decision making and lead on agile operational improvement for finance. You will ensure accounting policies are adhered to across the business, whilst implementing and analysing key KPIs. Whilst this is a technical finance role, you will be a true business partner to a number of areas, driving automation and improvements across the board, and undertake a number of ad hoc tasks in a high energy, dynamic start up environment.
The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with proven financial technical acumen and operational experience. You will have previous team management experience, including AP and AR functions, and are able to build excellent working relationships with a range of stakeholders around a business. Improving upon existing frameworks and building a uniform foundation of control for organic and inorganic growth will be central to this role and prior experience of this will be vital. Experience with stock and inventory would be beneficial as would acquisition integration. Ultimately the successful candidate will understand an entrepreneurial, ever-changing fast paced environment, but will likely have developed ‘best practice’ in a large company too.
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