Financial Controller

io173 Published: April 8, 2022
Location
Hounslow, United Kingdom
Job Type

Description

io173 is currently looking to recruit a junior financial controller for a technology consulting business in London.

You will be based in the London headquarters in a high-level, fast-paced environment reporting directly to the CFO. This is a non-traditional role focused on supporting multiple business entities and will extend to the group companies of the major shareholder providing financial analysis, and dealing with financial related operations for those entities domiciled in multiple countries.

This role is ideal for:

  • Finance and accounting professionals with a detail-oriented focus
  • Interacting with many different people of diverse skill sets, industries, and backgrounds
  • A passion to innovate and work in a fast-paced environment where process and analysis are key
  • Quick thinkers who enjoy complex problem solving and critical thinking
  • Working both independently and part as a collaborative team within a company in a cross-functional capacity to grow the company
  • Some travel may be required and while the majority of the work will be in the London office flexibility around working from home will also be possible

Essential Functions:

  • Working knowledge of best practice accounting principles
  • Preparing monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial reports
  • Assisting upper management with budgeting
  • Ensuring all accounting practices follow legal guidelines and established accounting principles
  • Assisting with billing and tax documentation preparation
  • Working with the company executives to create internal controls and policies
  • Collaborating with the IT department to maintain financial records and system processes
  • Provides continual financial analysis
  • Recording of Inter-company activity
  • Prepare and supply documentation required for annual audits
  • Responsible for Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable oversight
  • Vendor and client interaction as it relates to finance and invoicing matters
  • Maintains knowledge of laws and regulations to ensure compliance with current pertinent accounting policies, procedures, and practices to minimize risk
  • Coordination with the appropriate members of the team as it relates to matters that impact the finance department
  • Participates in finance initiatives such as staff meetings, communications, special projects
  • Any other finance relates duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Strong financial analytical skills
  • Ability to interpret financial data
  • Positive attitude and proven work ethic
  • Able to work in rapidly changing, fast-paced situations
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously
  • Ability to be successful under tight deadlines
  • Advanced organisational, accuracy, and time management skills
  • Excellent written, oral, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Remarkable judgment, sensitivity, and high discretion

Technical skills:

  • Proficient in the use of QuickBooks and Xero
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience of Kimble PSA (Salesforce) or FinancialForce would be advantageous
  • Must work well in a technology-driven environment with some knowledge of automation a plus

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field (Required)
  • Master’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field and/or accounting qualification (fully finished or currently studying) would be ideal
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in accounting, finance, or a related field
  • Experience in a demanding, results-oriented environment ideally in a mature growth company

Benefits

  • Market rate annual salary dependent on experience and qualifications
  • Company Retirement Plan
  • Participation in Share Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • The possibility to learn, grow, and contribute to one of the fastest-growing startups in the field

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