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Financial Controller

We’re looking for a one-of-a-kind financial controller to work directly with our CFO Claire in preparing budgets and forecasts, monthly management accounts, producing statutory accounts and taking care of payroll and VAT returns. Your job is to make sure our data is clean and that the right processes are in place to make everyone’s work run smoothly. We’re a small company, so ultimately the two of you are in charge of everything with the word “finance” in it.

The job is what some people would call “boring”. From where you stand they’re wrong though - you know that what you’re actually doing is making sense of a lot of really complicated data, and that when done well, your work has a huge positive impact on everything in the business. Getting the data you need in an environment like this can be tough though. Everyone’s focus is on growing the business, so the information you need won’t always be readily available and you’ll often find yourself quite far down the list of people’s priorities. This won’t slow you down - you’re amazing at weedling and you don’t mind a couple of setbacks. You’ll get there faster than anyone else would.

"When done well, your work has a huge positive impact on everything in the business."

Responsibilities

  • Preparation of budget and forecast

  • Maintenance of financial ledgers
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts
  • Production of statutory accounts
  • Cash management
  • Payroll
  • VAT returns

Requirements

  • Fully qualified ACA or ACCA with first time passes. If you’re an awesome person we’ll take minimum part qualified ACA or ACCA, but you’ll have to convince us. Do not apply if you don’t fill this requirement.
  • Gumption
  • Resourcefulness and spirited initiative
  • An almost obsessive attention to detail
  • You’re focused on results (we’re not fans of micro management)
  • You’re able to show frequent iteration and learn on your own.
  • You’re a really nice person.

To Apply

To apply, send us an email at jobs@swooneditions.com. Mention the position you're applying for and tell us three things you think we should be doing in this area. If you’re going to Glastonbury you can also arrange an interview with our CFO at the cider bus. We don't work with recruiters.

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