Finance Manager – The Sababah Company


Finance Manager – The Sababah Company

The Sababah Company is an exciting and dynamic restaurant group that is bringing celebrity chef Eyal Shani’s restaurants to London. We already have Miznon Soho and Notting Hill and Lilienblum in Shoreditch open, with HaSalon coming in 2024. We have big plans to have 10 restaurants across 5 brands in London within the next 3 years.

As part of this expansion, we are recruiting for a Finance Manager who will report directly into the Managing Director and work closely with the Commercial Director. 

The Role:

You will be responsible for work closely with the Board to ensure The Sababah Company restaurants meet their financial strategies and objectives. You will provide continuous leadership and strategic guidance in all matters relating to the financial operation of our restaurants. You will provide accurate and timely financial reports to assist the Board decision making process, maintaining acceptable internal control procedures designed to safeguard owners and ensure compliance with all UK legal regulations.

The key responsibilities for this role will include but are not limited to:


  • Responsible for coordinating the development of the annual financial plan offering support and advice to the Board where required
  • Responsible for assisting the Managing Director and key management in the preparation of their respective annual budget 
  • Responsible for working with our joint venture partners to ensure that they have the reporting and information they need and receive all monies owed in a timely manor


  • Accountable for coordinating and overseeing the company’s annual operating budget to ensure that all financial targets are met, and financial and statutory regulations complied with
  • Accountable for compiling all financial data producing all monthly reporting, taking on our month-end process that incorporates P&Ls (variance analysis), Balance sheet (reconciliations) and cashflow (creditor and debtor management)
  • Responsible for investigating / critiquing financial variances from expectations to determine cause and recommend appropriate management response and action plans
  • Accountable for compiling and taking ownership for setting up payments for all purchase orders, payroll submittals, cash transfers, manual checks, balance sheet and bank reconciliations, month end journal entries, bad debt write-offs and corporate billings
  • Accountable for establishing and auditing all internal financial controls to include purchasing, cash handling, receipts, disbursements, expendable/fixed asset inventories
  • Responsible for overseeing the monthly payroll and tronc processes (with the Head of People and Tronc Master)
  • Accountable for coordinating annual internal and external audit processes ensuring HMRC are completed accurately and on time
  • Accountable for managing and overseeing the day-to-day outsourced accounting department and processes to ensure optimal efficiency of financial operations keeping an eye on how we can improve ways of working across the restaurants
  • Accountable for directing, preparing and analysing all monthly financial reports and statements, ledger reviews and forecasts to assist the board in decision-making and budget preparation processes
  • Responsible for highlighting and anticipating eventual issues on payments that should be made and received as expected – working closely with the Commercial Director

New projects

  • Responsible for supporting and advising the Commercial Director in all commercial deal negotiations and contracting of new projects

The person we are looking for:

  • A qualified accountant with at least 1 years’ experience in a senior role within the hospitality sector
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, able to simplify and feedback to senior stakeholders
  • Someone who enjoys new challenges, can adapt to change and able to take on new ways of working
  • A passion to drive the business forward, challenge current processes and think creatively about how numbers can be transformed into key insights that can inform strategy  
  • A team player who is looking to join and contribute to an exciting, vibrant, and diverse team and culture

We offer a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals to develop their career and ambitions within the hospitality industry.  In addition, we offer:

  • Set days off each week
  • 30 days holiday increasing annually up to 35 total
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • 50% team discount on food and drink in any TSC venue (Miznon, Lilienblum and HaSalon)
  • Epic team parties twice a year
  • Structured and personally tailored career development plans

 More information and application link