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Job Description

Financial Controller

Position – Full Time - Permanent

Salary - £55,000 - £58,000 per year

Based – Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire

Reporting to - Global Head of Finance

Benefits: Company Bonus scheme + Pension contribution + Medical Benefit

About Imagine Cruising

Established in the UK in 2011, founded by experienced travel entrepreneur and CEO Robin Deller along with co-founder Natalie Maye. Imagine Cruising are experts in creating Cruise and Stay Holidays and now selling over 60,000 holidays a year with turnover in excess of £200m and industry beating margin and profit metrics. We specialise in creating competitively priced, unique cruise packages targeted at both traditional cruisers and the “new to cruise” market.

Our Head Office is in the UK with a team of 160 and we are now trading in South Africa, Dubai, Australia, (Brisbane & Perth) a total of 300 employees.

Imagine Cruising believes in developing the knowledge, capability and skills of all staff in the company. That may mean that from time to time we will ask staff to be flexible in working in and supporting different areas of the business either within their own teams or through working with colleagues on projects and activities around the business. This will help develop both individuals and the company as a whole in our fast moving and developing business.

Job Purpose

Ensure the integrity of global financial reporting at all times, improving controls and processes where required. Motivate, develop and maintain a strong team.

Typical activities

  • Day to day management of the global finance team – 4 direct reports.
  • Ownership of financial governance and financial policy development and deployment
  • Management of external advisors for local tax submissions
  • Main contact for global auditors facilitating global statutory reporting
  • Deferred revenue calculations
  • Monthly group consolidation and ad-hoc reporting to the Emirates group
  • Owner of global balance sheet reconciliations (incl debtors & creditors)
  • Owner of global risk & opportunities
  • Global overhead reporting
  • Payroll cover
  • ABTA & CAA Renewal
  • Insurance Renewal

Skills set required:


  • ACA/ACCA Qualified with a practice background
  • A strong leader and able to demonstrate a track record of excellent people management of global teams
  • Strong, assertive and process driven individual which ensures the business maintains compliance with policies and procedures
  • Ability to challenge peers and superiors in a constructive and professional manner
  • Must have high attention to detail and the ability to work accurately
  • Experience of developing and implementing processes, systems and controls
  • Experience of working in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver results
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills
  • Must be highly self-motivated
  • Willing and able to travel globally
  • Excellent MS Excel skills


  • Travel industry experience

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