Head of Finance - Ecommerce

£70000 - £85000 per annum
25 Apr 2018
23 May 2018
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
This company is part of a group of companies representing ecommerce brands spanning USA and Europe.

Due to recent international expansion, they seek to add the talents of an ecommerce Head of Finance who will oversee all accounting and finance related functions across the group brands.

The Director will be tasked with growing the accounting and finance team while supporting international expansion efforts in North America, Europe and the UK. Additionally, they will serve as the department head, representing the accounting and finance department while working with the executive leadership team to drive both short and long term financial strategy.

The ideal candidate will possess an extremely strong background in e-commerce dealing with high levels of day to day transactions, end to end automation and system integration.

Key Responsibilities
- Business partner with the MD and executive leadership team to identify and drive actions that maximise growth, profitability & value creation.
- Oversee all activities of the accounting and finance department including the month-end and year-end, financial reporting, payroll, tax, commission payout plans, A/R, A/P, and cash management.
- Plan & execute the annual budget process.
- Financial planning and analysis to corporate leadership.
- Establish and maintain corporate accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls to ensure conformance with laws/regulations.
- Manage external auditor relationships
- Ensure complete and accurate tax compliance and tax accounting processes.
- Provide financial analyses as needed, for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations.
- Responsible for timely submission of returns to Government authorities, such as payroll taxes, sales tax, corporate tax, etc.
- Building automation between vendor systems, front end systems and back end systems to provide full cycle automation
- Working on raising financial profile of organisation, raising of capital and private equity / venture funding.
- Automating financial metrics into marketing analytics that allow marketing to growth hack.

- Minimum 3-5 years of experience as a head of finance, senior controller or financial leadership role within a midsized business that handles large volumes of daily transactions.
- Experience within Photo / E-commerce / manufacturing industry preferred
- Skilled in successfully establishing processes/procedures to build technology automation for straight through processing.
- Exposure to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) a plus.
- Advanced understanding of GAAP
- Highly proficient with internal/external reporting using Excel & QuickBooks Pro, Sage 500
- Experience in developing/implementing budgets/financial plans
- Strong leadership experience
- Strong P&L efficiency
- Must be able to empower, lead, train and coach their team impact fully

- Degree in Finance or Accounting
- CPA, ACCA or CIMA certified
- MBA preferred

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