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Senior Financial Controller. Investment Firm. London

Industry Accountancy, Financial Services
Location London
Job Type Permanent
Visa Employer may consider sponsoring work visa for suitable candidates from abroad depending on their experience
Salary £80000 — £120000 per annum
Package Salary, benefits and competitive bonus
Date 30 May 2022

This is an amazing opportunity for a specialist in Financial Controls and Consolidation to join a well-established and growing investment firm based in the heart of London. Our client aims to make a positive impact in the world and preserve the capital for generations to come by investing in early-stage technology companies and driving business growth in Residential & Commercial Real Estate, Hospitality, Entertainment, Clean Energy, Financial & Capital Investments and Venture Capital.

The Senior Financial Controller will manage the Company’s financial and treasury processes, group consolidation, systems and practices, ensuring financial and managerial information is timely, accurate, complete, and compliant with relevant accounting and tax principles.


  • Prepare and present monthly (or as per any other requirement) managerial and financial budgeting reports, including (but not limited to) profit and loss by division, forecast vs budget by division, and cash flow by division
  • Review and analyse monthly financial results and provide recommendations
  • Develop, refine, and focus on action-oriented financial & managerial reporting to influence leadership decisions with sound financial judgement
  • Lead month-end closing, preparing group consolidated accounts, management reporting
  • Supervise the creation of reports, software implementation, and tools for budgeting, consolidation and forecasting
  • Optimise financing arrangements and cash management
  • Responsible for identifying and supporting reporting process improvements, creating a step-change in effectiveness and efficiency in response to increasing business and regulatory demands
  • Review and ensure application of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures
  • Monitor Accounts Receivable management and provide guidance relating to the collection process
  • Monitor Accounts Payable
  • Oversee and coordinate preparation of financial statements
  • Coordinate VAT returns
  • Oversee the month-end close process, constantly reviewing procedures while eliminating inefficiencies
  • Review and oversee financial reports
  • Enhance and implement financial and accounting systems, processes, tools, and control systems
  • Audit process control and support financial statements
  • Monitor and manage Company’s treasury functions (including cash management)
  • Strategy, Planning, and Management – assess and evaluate the financial performance with regard to long-term operational goals, budgets, and forecasts
  • Provide insight and recommendations to both short-term and long-term growth plans
  • Create and establish yearly financial objectives that align with the Company’s plan for growth and expansion
  • Participate in pivotal decisions as they relate to strategic initiatives and operational models
  • Implement financial policies, procedures, and processes
  • Supervise the finance team to ensure the proper functioning of all systems, databases, and financial software
  • Mentor and develop a finance team and manage work allocation, systems training, performance evaluations, and the building of an effective and efficient team dynamic

Ideally, you will be/have

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in finance and/or in financial/managerial accounting
  • Fully qualified Accountant (ACCA / FCCA) with at least 5 years post qualification experience ideally, but flexible
  • Over 5 years in a finance leadership role
  • Experience in financial consolidation across different jurisdictions (is a must)
  • Experience in implementing and improving financial and operational processes
  • Experience in implementing new finance systems and software
  • Experience in international tax planning
  • Well-organised with excellent attention to detail and the ability to multitask
  • Strong managerial skills
  • Working knowledge of all statutory legislation and regulations
  • English language (not lower than C1 English (Advanced))
  • Russian language is an advantage (spoken, with the ability to write emails is welcomed)
  • Ability to relay accounting / financial information to stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Personal characteristics: Reliability, Genuineness, Enthusiasm, Team player, Loyalty.

What is in it for me?

  • A negotiable competitive salary and impressive bonus/commission structure
  • International well-established investment firm with head-office in London and operational offices abroad
  • An opportunity to create a new establishment within a solid organisation – realise your potential, gain hands-on opportunity, become a top member of the team
  • The role is London office based with multiple travel opportunities
  • Progressive, stable position within a growing firm
  • Work with amazing management team on new-age investment positive projects.

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