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Financial Controller - Food Startup

Post Date: 02/04/2020
End Date:  02/21/2023
Recruiter: Harvey John
Location: South East London, Greater London
Salary:
Job category: Finance
Employment type: Any ,
Employer or agency: Direct Employer
Job role: Financial Controller - Food Startup
Job reference: 1427987514

Financial Controller - Rapid growth FMCG Startup - First finance hire Are you looking for an autonomous, hands on role within a dynamic and rapidly growing business? As the first finance hire for this business following a period of impressive expansion, this role puts you at the heart of the leadership team. You'll have day-to-day contact with the co-founders and play a key role in developing and implementing a first class finance function. This is a role for a qualified accountant who likes to challenge the status quo and add value. In return for playing a key role in the further growth of the business, you'll have access to share-options, flexible working hours and the chance to make a real impact in an early stage startup and small, but growing team. What you'll be doing Have ownership of the finance department, manage accounts and financials (Xero and integrated software) Have a direct impact by developing and progressing all financial systems and processes across the business to provide a solid foundation to scale. Debt management and settling accounts payables- chasing invoice payments, reconciling & tracking current payments, organising and setting up payment runs Managing and helping to shape, operational KPIs -including generating KPI reports, subsequent recommendations Ownership of regular reporting: preparing and updating operational and financial numbers: cashflow, daily sales etc. for forecasting and budgeting Manage internal finance-related queries from the rest of the team, leadership or investors Support the entire business by working through business cases for new products or initiatives (ie. modelling out and reviewing strategic initiatives, helping with execution) Support co-founders in the fundraising process What you'll bring to the table Qualified accountant 2-3 years minimum in a consulting or accounting firm - plus ideally 1-2 years working in a high growth FMCG/Food & Beverage start-up?.or have tried a hand at running your own thing Comfortable with complex financial modelling and an analytical problem solver; fluency in data manipulation and analytics Previous management experience - you'll need to be able to grow your own team Coachability, positive attitude, proactivity and a tenacious attitude - you'll need to react quickly to unexpected challenges and spot new opportunities Ability and interest to work cross-functionally in a small team If this sounds like you, then please apply online or contact Alex Baxter Smith at Harvey John for more information. Harvey John recruitment is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


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