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Financial Controller

about us

itsu is the healthy eating, Asian inspired quick service retail & grocery brand with over 70 stores in the UK and a leading wholesale business across Europe and beyond. Renowned for its best-in-class food made fresh in every shop, every day, itsu has huge global ambitions with a commitment to continue to open many more stores and intensify the growth of its already thriving grocery arm. With its best-is-class food, latest technology, innovation, and talented workforce, itsu is the future of fast foo

role responsibility

The role of a Financial Controller will be to lead the Finance Team and manage all day-to-day matters, including, but not limited to:

  • Manage, mentor, and grow the Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Financial Reporting Teams [4 heads]
  • Driving change through designing, leading, and implementing key projects, including:
    • Re-engineer PO Process in Microsoft Dynamics 365
    • Digitalisation of expense system
    • Redesign the internal control framework 
  • Lead the Year-End process, including the year end audit, all tax-related matters, and the statutory accounts
  • Accountability for all VAT matters
  • Manage and review all Capital Expenditure as well as leading the Capex forecasting process
  • Responsibility for the monthly Group consolidated accounts, including balance sheet and cash flow

scope of the role

We are a team that strive to be best in class, whilst putting people at the heart of everything we do. We attract, develop, engage, and reward our team whilst delivering the highest quality of work. The Financial Controller will be supporting and leading the wider Finance team to deliver the business objectives on everything they do.

the ideal candidate

  • Qualified accountant - with at least 5 years’ experience post qualification
  • Multi-site experience in retail, hospitality, or similar field
  • Previous experience of finance leadership
  • Strong transactional finance experience preferred
  • Experience of Microsoft Dynamics NAV preferred
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills are essential
  • You will promote the itsu values and culture in a positive light
  • You have excellent communication skills, be flexible, proactive and can cultivate and build relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally 
  • You will generate new ideas and always looks for better ways of doing things
  • You will engage, encourage, and develop your team and share their enthusiasm with others
  • You will be able to think outside of the box and have strong commercial awareness

You put people at the heart of everything you do by displaying the 4 itsu qualities:

  • I take pride [in what I do]
  • I genuinely care [for people]
  • I want to grow [myself & others]
  • I build trust [around me]

perks and benefits

  • Private medical insurance
  • Company pension scheme 
  • Group income protection
  • Life assurance
  • Health cash plan
  • Employee assistance program
  • Critical illness scheme
  • Food allowance 
  • Discounts at major retailers
  • Cycle to work scheme

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