Financial Controller

Location
Leeds
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
29 Nov 2021
Closes
13 Dec 2021
Ref
MPFEJN1120214535514
Position/Level
Professional / Specialist
Responsibilities
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
  • Newly created senior finance role in a growing and vibrant business
  • Opportunity to join a PE backed company in a varied and hands-on leadership role
About Our Client

With bars across Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Nottingham, the award-winning Roxy Leisure is a hospitality business with a twist. Roxy Leisure are a highly successful and profitable chain of bars, founded on the original idea of bringing great gaming, great beer, great food and great music together.

Now backed by PE house Foresight, Roxy Leisure are rapidly expanding and have a clear growth strategy, with a strong pipeline of new venues to be opened in the next two years.

Job Description

This is a varied role which will take ownership of the management accounts and statutory accounts reporting processes, establish a better controls environment across the venues, manage external relationships, drive projects, and put foundations in place for the business as it continues to grow.

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious Financial Controller to join a fast-paced and dynamic business at an exciting time. This role will undoubtedly grow over time meaning progression opportunity is available, as is the chance to work with a leading Private Equity house.

Main responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the month-end reporting process
  • Responsible for the annual statutory accounts production and audit
  • Ownership of all key finance function outputs, including cash flow management, supplier payments and relationships and payroll management
  • Management and coaching of Finance team members - currently two individuals however this is expected to grow
  • Monthly balance sheet reviews and reconciliations
  • Promoting and establishing an improved controls environment across the venues
  • Management of external relationships including banks, auditors / accounting firms and PE house
  • Ad hoc project work
  • Establishing the foundations for an improved Finance department suitable for the business' growth plans, which may include the implementation of a new Finance system
  • Compliance with statutory Corporation Tax, VAT and PAYE requirements
The Successful Applicant

Successful Candidate:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Post qualified experience at Finance Manager / Financial Controller level
  • Experience working in/with multi-site businesses desirable (Hospitality, Retail, Leisure)
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, able to work and communicate with a range of people at varying levels both internally and externally
  • Experience working in a Private Equity environment desirable but not a pre-requisite
  • Proactive with a drive to improve systems, processes, and output to benefit business
  • Ambitious and motivated to progress their own career in line with the business' growth plans
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Team Player
What's on Offer

On offer is a competitive salary, hybrid working and the chance to work in a friendly and close-knit team.

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