Financial Controller

Hanson Wade
London, UK
£60,000 - £70,000 Plus Bonus
24 Feb 2021
17 Mar 2021
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Hanson Wade is a business intelligence organisation that specialises in establishing communities of key opinion leaders in the most cutting edge and niche subject areas and industries in the world. We monetise this through world class data products and events. The company was established in 2008 and has delivered strong year on year growth, resulting in a recent private equity investment. We are seeking a hands-on FC who is keen to join a fast-growing business and continue to progress their development and career ambitions.

The role:

This role is a key position in the company, to further enhance the finance function and ensure that it remains fully geared to support the business, as it continues its rapid growth. The role is a broad and diverse one, requiring an innovative but structured mind-set, and requires an individual that will thrive in a fast-paced private equity backed environment. The role is ultimately to provide direct support for the CFO.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ownership of the annual budget and on-going reforecasting, analysis of actuals vs. forecast/budget, as well as other ad hoc analysis where required
  • Ownership of financial and investor/financing reporting and compliance - monthly, quarterly and year end accounting; including consolidated group accounts, with the one trading entity plus ownership of the year end process and external audit
  • Cash management in a multi-currency environment with the production of regular cash-flow forecasts and reports
  • Document and manage finance controls and champion the control environment within the business
  • Production of monthly sales commission statements for a large sales team, plus quarterly variable incentives for other functions
  • Produce, maintain, analyse and interpret the monthly business KPIs
  • Management information and ad-hoc reporting and analysis: Production and development of data and reports as required by management, with the ability to interpret and explain the output
  • Ability to ultimately cover the Finance Manager’s responsibilities, including the monthly management accounts production and be able to also oversee their operational direct reports in their absence
  • On-going review of all finance processes and procedures to ensure they scale and remain fit for purpose, with the ability to re-engineer inefficient practices by with innovative solutions where necessary.

To be successful you will require the following:

  • Qualified Chartered Accountant (ideally qualified from one of the big 4)
  • Technically strong, with UK GAAP knowledge in a multi-currency environment with material US exposure
  • Exposure to accounting systems and processes and the development of them
  • Strong team player and business partner, who can work with and support all functions within the business
  • Strong communicator, with the ability to communicate clearly at all levels within the business
  • Leveraged business experience (private equity or otherwise) would be beneficial.

Competitive salary plus bonus

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