Group Financial Controller

Group Financial Controller required for a high-profile and fast-moving global company
  • Salary: £75000-85000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Sector: Business Support
  • Job Ref: 47700

About this role

This is an outstanding opportunity for a Group Financial Controller to join a high-profile and fast-moving global company at the top of its game.  Based in vibrant Farringdon, the heart of London’s creative community in stylish, spacious offices with an inclusive and fun culture enjoying a healthy work/life balance. 

Reporting directly to the CEO you will be fully involved in the day-to-day running of the company and will have the opportunity to make this exciting, career-defining role your own.

  • Management of the Group and subsidiary management accounts.
  • Provide variance reporting and sales/expenditure analysis.
  • Attendance of the monthly board meeting and preparation of the monthly board pack.
  • The interpretation and understanding of business performance.
  • Take an active role in developing and driving the strategic focus of the organisation.
  • Overseeing the accounting function for the UK, Australian and US businesses.
  • Liaising with US and AUS external accountants and internal bookkeeper.
  • Responsible for reconciling and ensuring accuracy of monthly management accounts.
  • Managing cashflows.
  • Dealing with any debtor escalations.
  • Authorising payments to suppliers and payroll.
  • Monitoring banking activities of the organisation.
  • Final checking of payroll and commissions.
  • Banking and external accountant relationships.
  • Managing a small team in London
  • Tax planning, legislation and law.
  • Insurance.
  • Preparing annual budgets, forecasts and strategies with CEO, local MDs and global operations team.
  • Responsibility for ensuring all statutory tasks; VAT, PAYE, pensions, intermediary reports, tax returns, 1099’s etc. are submitted by the due dates and payments made as required.
  • Overseeing credit control and the timely collection of debts in all offices.
  • Devising bonus schemes and new incentives for internal staff.
  • Ad hoc reporting and providing information to management on request.



  • Chartered Accountant ACA or FCA Qualified 
  • M and A experience
  • Prior experience advising on strategy for growth.
  • Recruitment experience is advantageous but not essential.
  • Flexibility to travel overseas on an ad hoc basis.
  • Experience of international accounting, specifically UK, USA and Australia.
  • Understanding of US tax and business legislation advantageous.
  • A team player, with excellent presentation, people and communication skills and the ability to work to and achieve deadlines.
  • A hands-on and diligent approach.
  • Software knowledge Xero, SAGE, ETZ Timesheets

Alongside a competitive salary we also offer a host of generous benefits including private healthcare, flexitime, 23 days’ holiday plus one extra for every year of service and much more.

Stephanie Ryan

Bio: Stephanie previously worked in the hospitality sector at Hotel Du Vin in Brighton and Malmaison in London and went on to become the store manager of Agent Provocateur’s Knightsbridge branch. Stephanie joined Bespoke Careers in 2016 and works as part of the business support team in the London office recruiting support staff for London’s top architecture and design studios.

+44 (0)207 24 24 909

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