Financial Controller - Award Winning Retail/ E-commerce Start-U


Financial Controller - Award Winning Retail/ E-commerce Start-U

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    Financial Controller - Award Winning Retail/ E-commerce Start-Up

    The Client

    We are pleased to be working with an innovative e-commerce retail start-up revolutionising their market place. The company offers a fast-paced environment full of young, driven and passionate people. Having won several awards, they are growing rapidly (100% in the past year) with current Turnover of circa £20m. They are targeting £50m Turnover by 2020.

    The Financial Controller is the first in house Senior finance hire and will be integral to the continued expansion. Much of this growth is International with the business trading in 7 countries across 3 continents. This is an opportunity to have real impact on building out the finance function in terms of both process, quality and team.

    They are keen to add someone to the business who is fun, hardworking, intelligent and wants to progress their career quickly with a view to becoming Finance Director/ CFO in the mid-term.

    The office environment is one of the most spectacular in London creating a fantastic place to work (plenty of fresh air, sense of community, office dogs, free yoga classes) - it is more like a modern art gallery based in one of the most vibrant parts of the city. They do a lot of socialising outside of work!

    The Role

    The Financial Controller is key to the growth of the business and is responsible for building and managing a small team covering end-to-end Finance and partnering closely with both the COO and CEO.

    The role:

    * Responsible for building out the finance function within the business
    * Responsibility for driving Forecasting and Planning
    * Implementation of a Budgeting cycle
    * Redesign Forecasting and MI production to provide more in-depth analysis of complex Sales Data
    * Oversee and manage the production of Monthly Management accounts
    * Lead the production of Board and Investor reporting
    * Build Financial Reporting tools to report on stock and inventory
    * Work with External Advisors providing support on complex International Tax and Transfer Pricing issues
    * Liaise with HMRC and ensure the business is compliant with International Sales Tax
    * In source the Finance function and take responsibility for producing Statutory Accounts (IFRS and UK GAAP)

    Required Experience:

    * Experience in a scale-up or start-up
    * Experience working with large volume of complex Data
    * E-commerce/ Retail experience
    * Experience with International Operations
    * Excellent communicator
    * Ability to engage with Senior stakeholders
    * Enthusiastic, highly motivated and ambitious
    * Qualified Accountant

    Offered Package:

    * £65,000 - £75,000 + Bonus
    * Start Date ASAP (can wait for someone with 3 months' notice)

    Please get in touch at or give me a call on 0203 773 3530.

    Please feel free to circulate this with any friends or contacts that may be interested.

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