Interim Retail Financial Controller - Bristol

£400-£500 p/day - Financial Controller
Ref: 477 Date Posted: Thursday 02 Dec 2021
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Interim Financial Controller opportunity now available for a fast-paced, multi-channel retail business for a period of 4-6 months.  Working as part of the leadership team, you will be responsible for ensuring strong financial governance across the Group and ensuring that the department drives best in class financial management and control process within an appropriate organisation design. As a subject matter expert in technical accounting and reporting, you will have demonstrable UK GAAP experience, ideally gained within a large matrix environment.



Reporting to the Finance Director, you will lead a multi-disciplinary group finance team which includes all financial reporting, management accounting and transactional teams.  Specific responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that half year and full year financial accounts providing complete confidence to investors that the reported financial position is fully accurate
  • Leading the group in balance sheet and cash flow management through the provision of appropriate reporting and behavioural standards
  • Identifying opportunities for profit and balance sheet enhancement
  • Re-engineering key reporting practices ensuring they are fit for future purpose
  • Leading the external audit process 
  • Driving significant improvements in the financial controls across the business
  • Managing all external stakeholder relationships with internal and external auditors, investors and bank


About You

As a highly experienced and charismatic ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified with experience of working for a large matrix organisation, you will be a strong technical accountant, with a proven ability to oversee the production of accurate monthly, half year and full year management and financial accounts.  You will have well-developed communication skills and exposure to change management at a senior level across a multi-site setting.  Exposure to retail or FMCG would be highly advantageous as would availability to start this side of Christmas.