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Financial Controller, Central London, London

South East

Full-Time (permanent)


Accountancy Recruit have another Financial Controller Vacancy for a Central London based client which is being handled by our Greater London team

The company is a highly successful growing international creative and media SME servicing the fashion industry. The culture is down to earth, client and service focussed. The environemnt is hardworking and fun, and the small team is close knit, proactive and supportive.

They are now looking to bring in a Financial Controller as the lead number one finance position reporting to the Managing Director.


Reporting to the managing director, this is an all round, hands-on financial and management accounting role, liaising with operations, staff and management and being fully involved in the business.

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparation of consolidated monthly management information for the business.
  • Preparation of forecasts and budgets, monitoring and reporting thereon.
  • Preparation and maintenance of cashflow forecasts.
  • Preparation of year end accounts with external accountants and, where relevant, managing the external audit.
  • Ensuring an effective system of financial control policies and procedures are operating satisfactorily across the company
  • Liaison with and manage the relationship with external accountants in the UK, US and other overseas locations.
  • foreign exchange transactions with suppliers and clients
  • Work with the directors to ensure that profits and margins are being maximised.  You will continually be looking for efficiencies in all areas of the business
  • Management of a small accounting team overseeing:
      • all accounting across all entities – purchase ledger, sales ledger, bank reconciliations;
      • Supplier payments are managed and approved;
      • Client invoicing and debtor management is controlled;
      • Job costing, budgeting and monitoring;
      • Payroll and P11D’s are correctly processed


Candidates should have an accountancy qualification, or possibly part qualified and have experience at senior finance/financial controller level.

Ideally you should have experience in the creative, media, fashion or related sectors and additionally

  • Strong working knowledge of financial accounting and management methodologies
  • Previous managerial experience is preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills – you will engage with colleagues on a daily basis and you’ll need to ensure processes and standards are being followed
  • Knowledge of accounting software
  • Hands on spreadsheet skills and an appetite for detail.
  • Experience of foreign currency transactions and accounting advantageous

In personality, ideally down to earth, robust, proactive with strong technical accounting and commercial finance skills.

To see further information about our Financial Controller Recruitment services please visit the Accountancy Recruit website


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