Finance Controller

at Smarter Applications in London

(₤40000 - ₤50000 per year)

Job Title: Finance Controller
Reporting to: CEO
Location: London Bridge
Starting salary: £40,000 – 50,000 per annum

If you are a talented and innovative Financial Controller looking for a role in a rapidly expanding
technology company, we can offer you the challenge you are looking for. The Financial Controller will
take responsibility for all day to day company finance processes.
You will have an interest in the technology industry and be looking to make your mark. Proven financial
controller experience is essential.

Background
Smarter is an award winning British connected home company with a product range that connects
existing appliances to the internet, allowing you to control them from your phone. At Smarter we design,
manufacturer and distribute our products throughout Europe and the US with customers such as Currys,
John Lewis and Best Buy. We are a passionate team of 25 people based in London with plans to expand
the business globally. Growing at a rate of 300% we are set to become one of the fastest growing UK
technology companies.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities
• Extensive Xero experience is essential
• Weekly cash flow management and forecasting
• Experience with multiple customer accounts in multiple currencies
• Management of all foreign exchange transactions
• Experience with multiple suppliers across a number of product lines
• Experience with physical stock shipments and the logistical processes behind them
• PAYE submissions
• Monthly payroll
• Debt recovery experience
• Day to day accounting and bookkeeping
• Managing budgets
• Formulating strategic and long-term business plans
• P&L production
• Submission of year end accounts
• Managing purchasing and sales ledgers
• Quarterly VAT returns
• Assist with R&D tax claim
• Full ownership of the balance sheet, including all reconciliations
• Act as point of contact for bankers, auditors, insurers and Inland Revenue
• Providing and interpreting financial information and reporting to senior management team
• Developing financial management mechanisms that minimize financial risk
• Ensure quality control over financial transactions
• Develop and document business processes to maintain & strengthen internal controls
• Keeping abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation

Requirements
• Experience in startups is desirable
• Experience working with companies with a turnover greater than £5M
• Experience going through funding rounds is essential
• Knowledge of complex funding facilities using factoring and discounting
• Must be detailed, organised and proactive
• Excellent Excel skills
• Ambitious with passion and a ton of energy
• Enjoys a challenging and fast-paced environment
• A passion or interest for new consumer technology and the emerging media landscape
• Ability to multi task with good time management skills
• Ability to work on their own and as a part of the team
• Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

Essential Skills
• Excellent presentation skills
• Excellent negotiation skills

Part-time applications will also be considered. Due to the number of applications we receive, only
successful candidates will be contacted.

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Published at 22 Sep 2017
Expires on 22 Nov 2017


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