Financial Controller/ Senior Accounting Manager

Seeking a high caliber, fully qualified (from a top ten accounting firm) candidate who will be the CFO for this growth orientated QSR business. You will have a strong background in accounting, practice and industry.  The candidate must be highly motivated, a commercial thinker and demonstrate high levels of initiative, accountability and leadership and is hands on. 

Personal Responsibilities
Form a close working relationship with the Managing Director and Chairman 
• Take overall control of the company’s accounting function..
• Ensure that company financial systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth.
• Lead and develop finance teams.
• Ensure corporate budgeting processes are carried out and reviewed.
• Take ultimate responsibility for the company cash management policies, and controls in respect of management are conducted in accordance with the company guidelines.
• Production of Statutory Accounts and Monthly management accounts.  
• Ensure that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met.
   Ensure there is a strong degree of Financial control in the businesses.
Corporate Finance: Produce cash flows, balance sheets, covenant calculations on a monthly and quarterly basis. Familiar with the financial requirements under LMA documents and other standard banking Loan facilities.   

  • Qualified accountant with a minimum 10 years PQE in a commercial organization ACA
  • Strong academics required, preferably educated to degree level (preferable 2:1 or higher)
  • 10 years + Finance experience within a medium to large multi-site Retail organization.

      10years + Supervisory experience & strong team & management skills.

  • Knowledge of Sage 200 or a similar accounting system. Basware knowledge.
  • PC literate, good advanced Excel skills & experience of Microsoft office. 

Strong financial modelling skills, analytical
Proven track record
Management and leadership abilities

  • High levels of reliability, diligence and accuracy.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of management and external relationships
  • A Strong commercial outlook.
  • Analytical thinker.
  • Have a proactive attitude with the ability to challenge back.
  • Self-motivated individual who can demonstrate initiative.
  • Flexible attitude and ability to work as part of a team & a continually changing business are essential.
  • Enjoys working to tight deadlines with high standards in an expanding business environment.
  • Able to cope in a pressurised environment & make healthy decisions.
  • Liaising with Senior Finance Managers and provide analysis & influence.
  • Have a BYA (Beat Year Ago) attitude – continually raising the bar.
  • A strong team player with 100%+ commitment.
  • Exceptional communication skills at all levels
  • Strong IT skills, always being ahead of new technologies
  • Ability to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision-making

United Kingdom Surrey
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