Head Of Finance - Events And Hospitality

  • Job Reference: 4543
  • Date Posted: 15 March 2019
  • Recruiter: ARML
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £65,000 to £75,000
  • Sector: Finance Director, Finance Controller
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Our client is an established progressive £10m player in the Events and Hospitality sector in London, with an impressive EBITDA from bars, venues and an innovative range of entertainment. Its fun and vibrant Senior Management and Marketing team, ensures a constantly evolving business at the forefront of London’s social scene.

Key to the next stage of the company’s development will be the appointment of a Financial Controller / Head of Finance, a number one role, reporting directly to the Board.  The new Financial Controller / Head of Finance will take full responsibility for all aspects of Finance in the business, the lead role in working with external stakeholders, suppliers, banks and auditors.  The role will include:

Lead and develop the small team in finance, overseeing all day to day and monthly accounting
Manage all internal and external financial reporting, including banking covenants
Produce quality management accounts, forecasts and MI across the business
Manage working capital, VAT, payroll and compliance in the business
Lead the annual budgetary process, working closely with department heads and GMs
Be a figurehead at head office, managing the head office link with sites and venues
Highlight all key performance issues, constantly adding value to the commercial process
Challenge the status quo, bringing ideas and improvements to the business
Assess and develop controls and systems across finance, F&B, HR and IT.

The company has a passionate Board, with a record of success in the Hospitality and Entertainment sectors and is seeking a fun-loving Qualified Accountant / Finance Professional to join the Senior Management Team.  You will have experience as a Finance Manager, Financial Controller or Finance Director in the Hospitality, Bars, Restaurants or Events multi-site sectors and be keen to take the lead role in a small quality Finance function in an evolving owner-managed SME business.