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Financial Controller

Location : Cardiff
Type : Permanent
Salary : £45k - £50k

The Financial Controller will be the first senior finance appointment who will own, design, build and scale a finance function in a fast-growing online commerce environment. Whilst attention will be required to be given to the reporting and compliance elements of this role, the core of this position will lie in the analysis, forecasting and financial planning that will be required to facilitate the company's ambitious growth plans.

The FC will be tasked with implementing and managing the tools required to allow the financial information required to be readily available for strategic planning, including the interpretation of this information. The FC will also be required to work closely with the Managing Director and the Operations Director in taking a central role in the creation of the company’s growth strategy.

Main Duties:

  • Implementing and managing financial reporting and planning tools
  • Laser focus on cash, cashflow management, releasing working capital and associated control processes
  • Creation of weekly, monthly and quarterly management reports including p&l, balance sheet and cashflow
  • Maintain and manage the business financials through the companies Xero accounting package
  • Creation and maintenance of relationships with external suppliers such as accountants, banks, FX accounts, etc.
  • Management of monthly accounting admin such as bookkeeping, payroll & expenses, VAT return, YE accounts, Amazon VAT, etc.
  • Utilising external outsourced finance providers as appropriate to scale up compliance / task based processes ensuring quality, service and scope is sufficiently optimised. 
  • Identify key performance indicators and develop a KPI dashboard for the business
  • Creation of monthly operationally KPI driven integrated P&L, Balance Sheet and Cashflow Model to assist in forecasting and business plan development
  • Drive the annual budgeting and reforecasting processes; support the business with business plan creation and performance against that plan
  • Analysis and ongoing optimisation of business expenditure
  • Assessing options for, and raising of finance as and when required
  • Managing and limiting foreign exchange rate risk
  • Oversee all commercial bills and invoices and manage overdue accounts
  • Provide input from a financial standpoint with the monthly stock management process

Position of : Financial Controller, Cardiff

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