Management Accountant

To create a fun environment that fosters teamwork, loyalty and progression. To inspire guests through food, drink and service with soul

Kricket are on the lookout for a Management Accountant to join our growing group.

Kricket is a collection of modern Indian restaurants combining British ingredients with the flavours and aromas of India. Kricket was founded in 2015 by university friends Will Bowlby and Rik Campbell. Having started life in a 20-seater shipping container at Pop Brixton, Kricket now operates three permanent locations in Brixton, Soho and White City as well as five delivery kitchens and SOMA – a new bar concept. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a dynamic, fun and entrepreneurial team in a key role to manage and develop the finance function. You will work closely alongside our Co-Founders and Ops Manager at the Kricket HQ in Soho, London. The successful candidate will support and help drive ambitious plans to grow our group nationally and internationally. You will be mentored and supported by the group finance function, consisting of a financial controller and finance director.

What we look for:

  • Management of the finance function for all sites & activities by corporate entity, operation & location
  • Review existing processes to ensure provision of timely and accurate financial & management information
  • Weekly financial update - including flash sales & cost reports
  • Monthly management accounts - prompt & accurate
  • Statutory accounts at financial year end including consolidation & lead contact with auditors
  • Process invoices payable and reconcile supplier statements using Lightyear, the accounts payable automation tool
  • Cashflow management ensuring cash and bank balances are accurately forecast and tracked and all receipts and payments are in accordance with commercial terms
  • Supervision and review of weekly/monthly payments
  • Reports to investors & funders – regular & ad-hoc 
  • Analysis of KPIs with operational management to help identify revenue growth & cost savings
  • Working with internal stakeholders to drive the bi-annual budgeting and forecasting processes
  • Development of the finance function including transfer from outsourced accountants & recruitment/set-up of in-house finance team to support future expansion
  • Lead contact for tax related matters including Corporation Tax, VAT, PAYE. Including group tax planning & implementation of tax structures
  • Management of all treasury matters ensuring including bank deposits & loan facilities, including adherence to bank covenants
  • Management & overall responsibility for financial, accounting & tax aspects of payroll function including pension
  • Management & overall responsibility for all company secretarial & compliance matters including advising on effective corporate structure
  • Assist with the fundraising process for new projects & business plan implementation

Essential Skills & Requirements:

  • ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualification completed or in progress – study leave and study allowance for candidates still studying to qualify
  • Hard-working with hands-on approach & can-do attitude. Meticulous attention to detail is essential
  • Must be a team player and willing to roll sleeves up and get involved in the day-to-day detail
  • Solid understanding of Microsoft Excel and ability to adopt & develop new accounting & reporting systems
  • Independent, proactive, and self-motivated. Keen to learn from entrepreneurial senior management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A passion for the hospitality industry