Financial Controller

Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Competitive Salary + benefits
06 Jul 2018
06 Aug 2018
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Financial Controller: An experienced and qualified (ACCA, ACA, CIMA) Accountant is required to lead the financial controls agenda for an innovative drinks manufacturer experiencing outstanding, sustained growth.

Seedlip is a nature company who make and supply a range of the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirits - ‘what to drink when you’re not drinking®’. The brand is sold in many of the UK’s best cocktail bars, restaurants, hotels & retailers including The Fat Duck, The Ritz, Selfridges & Ocado. 

Reporting to the Financial Director, the Financial Controller will improve & manage the businesses’ financial controls and accounting controls & processes whilst also managing a small team of Bookkeepers. The role will involve setting up US & international accounting processes & supporting the Finance Director on business performance management.  The successful candidate will project manage the implementation of new financial initiatives, working collaboratively across relevant functional areas within the business.


  • Oversee the monthly accounting & financial processes with the Finance team ensuring that key KPI’s are delivered
  • Suggest improvements to drive efficiency & effectiveness
  • Own and deliver key financial controls for the business
  • Own and deliver key management reporting
  • Set-up new financial structures & controls for the US & new brands business
  • Ensure that global & US entities are compliant in statutory & tax returns and audits
  • Directly manage the Seedlip Bookkeeping team
  • Project lead on systems transformation including the implementation of new financial & business systems
  • Create robust forecasting scenarios, working as a partner to ensure that all strategic imperatives are considered
  • Create & manage accurate cash flow forecasting models

Skills & Experience:

  • Fully qualified accountant (ACCA, ACA, CIMA)
  • 3-5 years’ experience in financial control
  • Sage/Xero/Salesforce - accounting system knowledge advantageous
  • Ideally experienced within the FMCG/hospitality industry
  • Experience in both large and small companies an asset
  • Skilled in identifying, setting and implementing new financial controls

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Financial Controller to join a growing, innovative drinks company at an exciting time of growth and development. A competitive salary and benefits are on offer. Apply now.

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