Interim Head of Group Finance

Cedar Recruitment
Newcastle Upon Tyne
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

A luxury high-end fashion retailer withe multiple sites across the UK with turnovers exceeding several hundred million is in need of a head of a central finance to re-organise their finance function which is currently undergoing a huge transformation. This is an incredible opportunity for an individual to take a stronghold on this and effectively deliver this process.

Key responsibilities:

  • Understand the function of central finance and plan the transition of this over a period of 3-6 months
  • Plan effectively and implement processes to cover all activities relating to monthly management accounts
  • Deliver the whole year-end process ensuring all numbers are reflected accurately
  • Liaise with external auditors to ensure all tax calculations are accurate
  • Re-design the key processes to improve financial controls and implement best practice
  • To take a stronghold on recruiting and improving the group finance team
  • To transition the group finance payroll into a single central function

Key requirements:

  • Qualified accountant
  • Retail experience is essential
  • Strong accounting and audit background
  • Experience of re-designing processes
  • Team management
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Extensive stakeholder engagement and communication skills
  • Must be able to travel quite frequently in the initial stages

The succesfsul candidate will be robust and have the gravitas to deliver this process

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