Jobs at VSI London


Financial Controller

We are looking for a strong Financial Controller to join our team and oversee the UK HQ finance function at VSI. They will lead the team on all aspects of finance and seek to constantly improve the process, systems and controls in line with the company growth and development of new systems within the business.

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to work for a company where they can make a real contribution and play a key role in shaping the business.

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About the role: 

Reporting to the Finance Director, the successful candidate will work closely with the London Business Units and Group Financial Controller to produce monthly management accounts for the UK based entities. Responsibilities include: 

  • Managing the London finance function ensuring internal processes and controls are communicated, followed and continuously improved in line with the business needs and group controllership policies.
  • Producing the month Management Accounts Reporting Pack within the set deadlines ensuring high quality and accurate reporting.  Perform high-level monthly reviews of VSI London results and provide summary reports to the Finance Director, London MD, Group Finance and Department Heads across the rest of the business, with a summary of areas of good performance & concerns, and a detailed variance analysis of turnover, COS and overheads.
  • Managing a team of six by providing support, guidance and development opportunities.  Ensuring department objectives and worked on collectively and met and these are aligned with the wider finance, company and group objectives.
  • Managing the UK audit and tax process liaising with external personal and Group Finance as required.
  • Oversee major financial processes and provide guidance and support to the Finance Director, i.e. leading the annual budget setting and quarterly forecasting.
  • Assist in ensuring that company financial systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth. Participate in systems changes / upgrades and provide control over the process for the London entity.
  • Ensure the UK HQ finance team act as subject matter experts / key users to support the group controllership in the rollout of consistent internal policies, processes and systems in other subsidiaries.
  • Monitor cash flow to ensure we can meet the business requirements and utilise funds in the most efficient manner.

About you:

  • Qualified member of an accountancy body or holder of an equivalent qualification.
  • Proven track record of managing own time and team in order to deliver routine local controllership processes as well as complex improvement projects coordinated by other stakeholders where a fundamental contribution from the local controllership team is essential.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate with all levels across the business.
  • Excellent numerical, analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • High integrity and openness, combined with commitment to good governance.
  • Commercially astute, articulate and influential leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels.
  • Dynamic, highly motivated, with an inquiring mind and a passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of business growth and success.

What we have to offer 

  • Discounted gym membership
  • Private medical insurance 
  • Cycle-to-work scheme 
  • Travel card loan  
  • 22 days holiday allowance plus public holidays  
  • Regular social and well-being activities 


Interested in working at VSI?

If you are interested in this role, please send your up-to-date CV along with a covering letter to

Due to the high number of applications for the position, we regret we will only be able to respond to successful applicants.