Head of Finance - Fashion

Recruiter
TRP Recruitment
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
15 Mar 2019
Closes
03 Apr 2019
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


Our Client is an award winning, established and successful supplier of fashion-led, innovative licensed and non-licensed loungewear, Underwear and Jerseywear to the High Street.

They are looking for a Finance Director who has previous experience working for a fashion company whether importing or manufacturing but MUST have relevant experience in Fashion.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Production of Annual Accounts and liaison with auditors
  • Production of monthly Management Accounts and information pack
  • Monitoring, management and investigation of sales margins in cases where orders may have dropped below target
  • Accounting support to the Logistics Department and Import Manager including reconciliation of deferment account
  • Input of data to collate the annual budget and monitor on monthly basis expenditure vs budget and investigation of variance
  • Management of foreign exchange and hedging arrangements
  • Daily cash and treasury management
  • Oversee sales ledger account and credit control
  • Oversee Purchase ledger account and credit control
  • Oversee purchase ledger input and checking of large purchase invoices
  • Prepare monthly payroll, PAYE and P11d's using Intex software package
  • Royalty reporting for licensed sales
  • Prepare and send VAT + intrastate returns
  • Monitor pre payments to suppliers
  • Monitor orders that are to be returned to suppliers and that appropriate repayments are received from the suppliers
  • Manage a team of x5. Manage the teams expectations, mentor and motivate them, as well as carry out performance reviews on a yearly and mid-yearly level
  • Work closely with HR, ensuring a good relationship is maintained at all times


Person specification:

  • To have worked with the garment, fashion, importing, or manufacturing industry (desirable)
  • Importing and sales to larger customers an advantage
  • Highly numerate, with strong management accounts skills, especially standard costing processes
  • Strong systems focus, ability to design and implement financial controls and reporting processes
  • Excel modelling skills
  • Computer literate
  • Good communicator
  • Excellent management skills
  • Team player, willing to become involved in the nitty gritty, but still see the bigger picture.
  • Be open to make the best of all internal and external relationships
  • Be approachable





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