Harper May

Financial Controller

Harper May is partnering with an exhilarating and swiftly expanding restaurant chain, which is currently in the process of recruiting a Financial Controller.

As they set their sights on further expansion, our client is actively seeking a new Financial Controller to become a part of their team and play a pivotal role in steering their growth during this dynamic phase.

The ideal candidate for this role should possess full qualification and a proven track record of prior experience within the restaurant, pubs, or leisure sector..

Key Responsibilities for the Financial Controller.

  • Preparation of management accounts together with supporting board report schedules

  • Managing the forecasting and budgeting process

  • Revenue related activities: Revenue recognition with supporting documentation

  • PE reporting / Investor Reporting

  • Weekly working capital reporting (cash, accrued revenue, debtors)

  • Managing Payroll, pensions, and related matters

  • Taxes: PAYE, VAT, CT and annual returns

  • Banking and treasury

  • Statutory accounts preparation and audit

  • Continuous improvement of reporting and processes

  • Ad-hoc queries as expected in a financial controller role

  • Managing and mentoring of the team

Desired Skills and Experience: 

  • Been a previous Financial Controller

  • Fully qualified – ACA / CIMA / ACCA 

  • Investor reporting experience is advantageous

  • Excellent Excel and financial modelling skills are required 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 

  • Ability to work with a high level of accuracy and meet strict deadlines 

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