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Financial Controller - Tech start-up

Posted 7 February by Michael Page Finance Easy Apply Ended

An opportunity has arisen for a Financial Controller to join a new gaming/tech start-up venture based in central London.

Client Details

My client is a leading provider of fully licensed gaming facilities with a focus on fast-growing markets. The Group has the goal to become the best and largest online sports betting business in the UK.

It is led by an experienced management team based in Europe and have a strong track record in the industry with in-depth knowledge of the gambling market.

Financial Controller - Tech start-up


My client is currently seeking a Financial Controller for its holding company and its UK subsidiary following a recent restructuring of the Group.

This position will report directly to the Finance Director and be responsible for:

Group reporting:

  • Conduct month-end and year-end close process for the Group including the Group consolidation and management accounts drafting
  • Oversee the monthly Inter-Company reconciliation of balance sheet and profit and loss accounts
  • Review of trial balance of each subsidiary to identify issues and address with local accountants
  • Weekly review of Group cash position and prepare schedule of recommended inter-Group transfers
  • Document Group accounting control procedures and audit compliance by local accountants
  • Keep up with financial policies, regulation, and legislation
  • Interact with external auditors and other advisors in completing annual audits

UK accounting and reporting:

  • Ownership of accounting data, systems and processes for the UK entities
  • Operate the accounts receivable and accounts payable functions for the UK.
  • Operate the UK bank accounts and perform weekly bank reconciliations
  • Carry out month end procedures (accruals, invoices, prepayments, payroll entries, amortisation) including making necessary journal entries
  • Act as the key contact for the UK audit
  • Quarterly VAT returns, monthly PAYE/NI returns

Financial Controller - Tech start-up

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My client is looking for an ambitious qualified accountant with around 1-2 years PQE with a natural entrepreneurial flair and a desire to build experience in a high growth gaming technology company. The individual will have a hands on approach to their work, be efficient and comfortable being a member of a multinational team as well as being able to work on their own initiative. The ideal candidate for this job is a good problem solver, organised and happy to do both the simple and complex parts of the role.

The Group has a number of subsidiary companies based in various jurisdictions and each reporting in their local currency. Therefore, familiarity with preparing consolidated monthly management accounts and recent experience of drafting financial statements under IFRS is required.

  • Accounting qualification
  • 1-2 years PQE
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter
  • Knowledge of local UK GAAP, knowledge of UK Tax regulation a plus
  • Knowledge of IFRS
  • Knowledge of a cloud accounting software like Xero or Quickbooks
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office and knowledge of SQL an advantage
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to work with all levels

Financial Controller - Tech start-up

Job Offer

On offer for the successful candidate is a competitive basic salary package and the opportunity to work in a tech start-up environment.

Reference: 34414887

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