My client is a startup app based business with a digital network and an online marketplace. It has immense potential to grow. They are looking for a Group Financial Controller to work as the 'Number 2' in Finance, reporting to the Finance Director. This individual will work as the right hand person to the Finance Director and help build the processes that will underpin the organisation as it grows internationally over the next few years.
The Group Financial Controller position would be the ideal next role for someone looking to accelerate their career and grow with an organisation. The Finance Director is looking for an individual who is ideally ACA qualified with 2-5 years post qualified experience. The client is quite flexible on that post-qualified experience. The Finance Director will consider candidates who are still within Practice (Top 4 / Top 20 / Mid Tier) or who have already moved into industry.
This Group Financial Controller role will take ownership of the core finance deliverables such as the monthly reporting, management accounts, analysis, budgeting and forecasting. In addition, a key aspect of the role will be working closely with the Finance Director on defining and improving the processes so they can scale with the business. This could include looking at setting up new overseas entities, researching new creative solutions for various business challenges and implementing new systems and tools.
The most important attribute that the Finance Director is looking for is an individual with a proactive 'can do' attitude. Someone who is willing to roll their sleeves up, get their hands dirty and take on a challenge.