Head of Finance - Online Fashion Retailer

Praesumo Ltd
From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits and equity opportunity
09 Feb 2017
09 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Finance (Director designate) Online Retail / E-Commerce

£40k - £55k Basic + Opportunity of Equity Manchester

Our client is a fast growing online fashion retail business based in the heart of the Manchester fashion and clothing district. Founded in 2014 the business has exploited social media and marketing techniques to quickly develop one of the largest social media followings in UK online fashion.

With an ambitious growth strategy in place they are now seeking to appoint a Head of Finance.

The Head of Finance will take full responsibility for all finance and accounting functions and lead the development of the finance capability to ensure that it can meet the ever increasing needs of the business.

As member of the senior leadership team you will be expected to contribute to all strategic discussions and decisions and ensure that the finance function is capable of producing the information required to support these decisions.

Key responsibilities will include:

·Identify risks, create solutions and drive change

·Creating and managing internal reporting systems, effective working capital and KPI’s

·Analysis of new and existing business initiatives with a commercial breakdown

·Provide analysis and reports of marketing campaigns such as PPC and SEO

·Own and produce timely and accurate performance forecasts

·Analysis and strategic planning of financial control

·Evaluation and breakdown of operations to identify opportunities for improvement, cost reduction, and systems enhancement to maximise sales

·Oversee the production of timely monthly management accounts and cash flow forecasts

·Prepare annual budgets

·Advise the Board with expansion and developmental decisions

·Working with the board to ensure financial and tax compliance

·Reporting to board on stock turn and supplier management

·Supplier and commercial contract management

·Provide effective leadership and development to the finance and accounting team

·Liaising with non - financial managers to help improve operational effectiveness

·Performing company secretarial duties

·Evaluation and optimisation of the current financial model

You will be an experienced management accountant and professionally qualified. Ideally your experience will have been gained in an online retail / e-commerce environment, although experience in a range of other high growth businesses may be equally as valuable. You will be a detailed and commercial thinker with the ability to interpret and communicate financial information in a way that not only meets, but adds to the long term strategic goals of the business. However, more than anything you will have ambition and commitment required to succeed in a challenging, fast paced, high growth business.

In return for your ambition and commitment you will be offered a competitive package including the opportunity of equity, plus the chance to progress to Finance Director and play a pivotal role in the success of the company. If you would like to know more please apply with a copy of your CV quoting reference HOF0117.