Head of Finance, London

Our client is a Financial Services company specialising in restaurant chains with over 100 cost centres in total.

They now have a great opportunity to join their company as Head of Finance. There are big expansion plans for their clients and the successful candidate will play a big part in ensuring the company is able to provide all financial support that they need.

The day to day duties will include the below:

  • Management and production of the annual budgets for their main client. Coordinating with Management accounts, Operations & Board members.
  • Project Lead for the new accounting system implementation. Dealing directly with X Ledger, making sure systems are set up correctly, making sure training has been done and checked and then ensuring the team are trained up and the “go live” for all companies goes smoothly.
  • Support all the team leaders with their staff.
  • Support and management of all external reporting – statutory audits, Tax Corporate, VAT and payroll, Companies House and other regulatory requirements.
  • Support and management of all reporting to clients whether weekly, periodically , monthly or annually. Preparing Board packs, Forecasting & any further analysis requested.
  • Overseeing, developing and documenting the company’s internal control framework

Candidate Requirements:

A team player.  You will need to be positive, pragmatic, proactive and flexible whilst having the ability to problem solve in a constructive and effective manner. Additionally, having great time management skills with the ability to prioritise tasks in a fast paced changing environment whilst most importantly, ensuring that work produced is of the highest quality. Excellent verbal/written communication skills will be key to help build the trust and strong relationships with the company and their clients. In return a competitive salary is offered along flexible working – at least one day / week at home.  Healthcare and restaurant discounts.

Skills and Experience:

  • Be ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified with a minimum of 3-5+ years of combined accounting and finance experience in a commercial environment.
  • At least 2 years experience working within the hospitality industry in a multi site (50+) company.
  • Multi-site experience, with significant staff management experience.
  • Have managed a team of employees(5+) dealing with their development and advancement.
  • Ability to demonstrate financial and commercial acumen.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting software user skills and advanced working knowledge with Excel and proficient in other Microsoft applications.
  • Dealt with a new accounting system implantation or a project of something similar
  • Experience as the key direct contact to senior stakeholders outside finance and/ or having multiple stakeholders.
  • Good time management and organizational skills, with the ability to multi task, work under pressure and plan workflows accordingly for yourself and the wider team.
  • Demonstrated excellent attitude in wanting to learn and develop own skills.

For more information or to apply, please contact Tairona at fm@fmrecuitment.co.uk or call on +44 20 8600 1160

Management Accountant, London – Position Filled

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Our client is an award-winning independent hospitality company operating across both retail and events in 4 iconic venues across London.

As they continue to grow over the next few years, they are looking for a new Management Accountant to come on-board and to help support this progress.

The ideal candidate should have extensive experience in producing month end accounts from start to finish, excellent communication skills, enthusiasm and drive, as well as being proactive, self-motivated and have the ability to influence and negotiate. Experience in managing accountant assistants is an important aspect of this role, you must possess leadership qualities and the drive to spearhead the department.  You will play an important part in challenging the day to day commercial success of the business and working closely with all department leaders to maximise profits.

You must also show:

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Self-motivation with the ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • A positive and enthusiastic attitude to your work
  • Flexibility and an adaptable approach to work requirements

Whilst the role will be based at one of their offices, the position will also involve visiting other sites within London.   The role will require meticulous organisation and ongoing co-ordination with the varying daily operational requirements of the various sites.

The successful candidate will be a key part of the senior team, who are responsible for driving all areas of the business. They will also be supporting the senior leaders in dealing with finance, accounting and finance risk matters. They will also be responsible for the financial compliance, cost controls, account reviews and reporting, forecasting and budgeting and provision of financial advice for the Company.

For more information or to apply, please contact Andrea at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 7714 236 469

Accounts Assistant, London – Position Filled

This position has now been filled. Please check our latest job opportunities here

Our client is a high profile, high volume multi-site venue in Mayfair and they are seeking an experienced Accounts Assistant to be fully accountable for purchase ledger process:

Position duties

  • Posting invoices
  • Preparing payments
  • Responding to accounts payable queries
  • Reconciling supplier statements
  • Reconciling bank statements

There is a lot more that can be added to this role as the person gets up to speed and wants to progress.

This role reports to a highly experienced fully qualified Financial Controller.  This is a ‘work from home’ role opportunity with weekly visits to the site as/when necessary.

Although training will be given, a background in restaurant or hospitality would be advantageous.

Candidates should be able to work legally within the UK.

For more information or to apply, please contact Tairona at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 20 8600 1164

Financial Controller, London – Position Filled

This position has now been filled. Please check our latest job opportunities here

We are working with a London based Restaurant and Property Development group who are looking to in-source their accounting function due to significant planned growth in the London market.

The ideal candidate will have multi-site owner/operator experience and experience bringing in house an accounting function or setting up an accounting function in a start-up environment.

Offering a competitive salary, some of the key responsibilities will include:

  • Produce monthly management accounts
  • Proven IT skills including advanced Excel
  • Proven experience of implementing SOPs
  • Experience in the restaurant industry
  • Liaising with external accountants
  • Reporting to the owner and her advisors
  • Overseeing daily reconciliations
  • Inhouse payroll
  • Overseeing Purchase ledger and supplier payments

If this position is of interest, please get in touch with Andrea at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 7714 236469.

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