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Finance Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

about us

itsu is the Asian-inspired quick service & grocery brand with a compelling vision and global opportunity.

Founded in 1997, itsu is the result of 20 years of innovation across 70+ busy sites.

Itsu [grocery] offers exciting and enticing high-quality Asian-inspired foods [online and in supermarkets] and has quickly become one of the leading brands in that specific group. Yet, it is still the beginning and the business has huge global ambitions.

scope of the role

itsu [grocery] is looking for a finance manager who will be responsible for managing the management accounts, purchase ledger and sales ledger. This position will manage a team of 3 and report into the Finance Director. This role is for a for a ‘hands on’ person who would like to progress to become a FC. 

This role is perfect for an ambitious management accountant or similar looking for your first step up to leadership and taking ownership of day-to-day financial operations, with significant autonomy and the opportunity to progress quickly. The role involves: 

  • Manage, develop and challenge your team
  • Overall responsibility for the company and consolidated monthly and annual accounts for both the UK company and Dutch subsidiary
  • Ensuring financial information is prepared accurately and in a timely manner
  • Responsible for collating financial information for the monthly board meetings
  • In charge of submitting the group and investor monthly reporting packs
  • Oversight of both the sales and purchase ledgers to ensure their accuracy and to flag potential issues for the business
  • Business partner with senior stakeholders across the business to ensure the accuracy of the month end accounts
  • Providing senior stakeholders with accurate and comprehensive financial information to guide effective financial strategy and commercial decision making
  • Accountable for submissions to HMRC and tax advisers
  • Communicate with external parties [HMRC, banks, insurance providers, auditors etc] on behalf of the company
  • Assessing the impact of new accounting standards and leading projects to implement them and for drafting technical accounting proposals where needed
  • Providing high-quality financial accounting support throughout the organisation, with the overall aim of enabling decision makers to understand the impact of initiatives and decisions

the ideal candidate

  • Finalist or newly qualified accountant [ACCA / CIMA preferred]
  • Experience delivering full monthly management accounts
  • Strong Microsoft Excel knowledge [required] and SAGE 200 [preferred]
  • Desire to mentor and develop your team
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet targets and deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal management guidance or supervision
  • The energy and self-motivation to work within a rapidly growing business that is constantly evolving with changing priorities
  • An open-minded approach to the role and a flexible, can do, friendly attitude
  • Good organisation skills and ability to communicate effectively [verbally and in writing]

perks and benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Competitive bonus scheme
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Health insurance
  • Company pension scheme
  • Hybrid working (2 days wfh)
  • Opportunity to work from home abroad 
  • 50% employee discount in itsu shops
  • Free itsu lunch 
  • Discounts at major retailers

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