Financial Controller

Job Details
  • 4165
  • Zip World
  • Llanrwst
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • In the region of £40,000 to £45,000 + superb benefits

Financial Controller (Qualified Accountant)

It all adds up with this thrilling opportunity…

A superb role has arisen for an experienced finance professional to join us as a Financial Controller in our Finance Team; we’re looking for an exceptional individual who will enjoy working as part of our highly dynamic, rapidly growing private equity-backed business.

This is a unique and exhilarating opportunity and is core to shaping the future success of the business - a rewarding working environment where you can make a real impact!

Zip World is North Wales’ ultimate adventure destination. Home to the world’s fastest zip line, the UK’s first alpine coaster, and the UK’s only subterranean net adventure, Zip World is committed to providing the most unique and thrilling adventures - from check-in to touch down. 

Established in 2013 with a handful of employees, Zip World now employs over 350 team members and is going from strength to strength, with exciting expansion plans to continue its footprint of adventures across the UK and beyond.

The Financial Controller role will have direct exposure to the Board of Directors and also regular exposure to funders and a Private Equity investor, which presents exciting development and progression opportunities for the right candidate. You’ll enjoy a varied, hands on role within a busy working environment.

What will this role entail?

Reporting directly to the Chief Finance Officer, initially your duties will be focused on:

  • Managing the Finance Team, taking a lead in people and professional development, whilst promoting a culture of strong performance
  • Delivery of monthly management accounts and managing cash flow
  • Delivery of audit and supporting tax calculations
  • Processing of tax calculations and management to include VAT/ PAYE and corporation tax
  • Supporting the CFO with forecasting and investment analysis
  • Supporting the CFO with compliance and governance
  • Maintaining accurate and up to date account records and spreadsheets
  • Overseeing the day to day operations of the Finance Department, including the accounting operations of subsidiaries
  • Building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, suppliers and fellow team members
  • Personal development of other team members

What will I need to be considered for this Financial Controller vacancy?

  • Be a Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • Proven experience within a similar role, encompassing both day to day reporting, delivery of audit and forecasting
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills with ideally some experience in financial modelling and reporting
  • Be driven and commercially focused with high levels of integrity
  • Can-do attitude, proactive approach
  • Ability to multitask and work effectively under pressure whilst preserving attention to detail

What will I receive in return?

As the Financial Controller, you’ll receive a base salary in the region of £40,000 to £45,000 with the level dependent on experience and qualifications, and you will have scope for your salary to increase as you progress within the role.

You’ll also receive a range of benefits including company bonus scheme, company pension and more…

  • Free and discounted access to all Zip World adventures, food and beverage discounts at Zip World sites
  • Private healthcare
  • Free gym membership
  • Wellness programme
  • Career progression and personal development opportunities
  • Social events throughout the year

You’ll be employed on a permanent contract, with base hours Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm, with infrequent flexibility and weekend work required to accommodate business needs.

Location: Llanrwst (Conwy, North Wales), with occasional travel required to our Zip World sites.

All applications for this Financial Controller (Qualified Accountant) vacancy are to be submitted online.

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