Financial Controller - ecommerce SME

Michael Page Finance
75000.00 GBP Annual
16 Apr 2018
26 Apr 2018
Contract type
Full time

An opportunity has arisen for a Financial Controller to join a rapidly growing ecommerce business based in central London.

Client Details

My client is made up of 3 sub–companies with a combined turnover of ~GBP10m. With a mixture of 15 stores and a slick ecommerce platform, they are growing the brand rapidly with a mixture of retail/corporate clients.

Financial Controller – ecommerce SME


  • Preparation and oversee all company accounts
  • Financial analysis of acquisition opportunities and help in the financial due diligence of new investments
  • Create monthly and annual reports to identify results, trends, and financial forecasts
  • Manage cash flow by tracking transactions and regularly reviewing internal reports such as KPIs ...
  • Supervise and manage financial department staff, including accountants and financial assistants
  • Motivate and lead finance team members by clarifying roles and providing helpful feedback
  • Suggest updates and improvements for accounting systems
  • Ensure that all financial transactions are properly recorded, filed, and reported
  • Establish and implement financial reporting systems to comply with government regulations and legislation and filing
  • Manage the production of annual statutory financial reporting and collaborate with auditing services to ensure proper compliance with all regulations
  • Develop budgets and financial plans for each company
  • Review all financial plans and budgets regularly to look for cost reduction opportunities
  • Examine all financial reports and data closely to check for discrepancies
  • Create systems to prevent errors in data collection and calculations
  • Report to the CEO/Directors with timely and accurate financial information
  • Presenting reports to senior executives, stakeholders, and board members.

Financial Controller – ecommerce SME


Key attributes which my client is looking for:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with 2+ years PQE
  • Working knowledge of Sage accounting software
  • Strong academic record
  • Strong knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS
  • Highly numeric/strong analytical and problem–solving skills
  • Advanced level spreadsheet skills and PC literacy
  • Drive to continually improve processes and seek new challenges
  • Ability to work well under pressure, working accurately with attention to detail, and meeting deadlines

Financial Controller – ecommerce SME

Job Offer

Basic salary between GBP65,000 & GBP75,000 + benefits.

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