Financial Controller

Sheridan Maine South East
London (Greater)
19 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Dress how you want to be addressed! We are excited to be working with an internationally renowned British fashion brand that requires a Head of Finance, to manage and develop their financial accounting, reporting, credit control and processing functions. The business incorporates a mixture of wholesale and direct retail sales, including e-commerce. The growth and complexity of the business (4 companies) requires a qualified and experienced finance professional to continue the development of the finance function. The role is currently responsible for a team of 12.

We are looking for a qualified finance professional with demonstrable experience of managing a finance team. You will be a hands-on proactive individual, with experience of working in a fast-paced finance environment within a changing business. You'll have strong technical and interpersonal skills to quickly integrate within this successful organisation, developing and improving financial processes.

Your Responsibilities will include:-

• Financial Reporting – responsible for timely and accurate preparation of all financial reporting (annual consolidation), including monthly management accounts (to include Board commentary) and the statutory audit


• Financial Control – enforcing, developing and implementing financial policies to control the business. Performing cost reviews, devising and implementing change to control cost within the business

• Planning – responsible for the preparation and management of the annual budgeting process for the Group, and continuing the development of the re-forecasting and long term planning processes

• Financial management – providing financial and management information to non-financial managers of the business, developing close working relationships with all areas of the business, particularly with the retail,

e-commerce & marketing teams

• Treasury management – management of the company's cash position to maximise returns and minimise transaction costs. Management of the retail reconciliation process for a growing number of stores

• Taxation compliance – managing the process and preparation of Corporation Tax, VAT and Sales Tax returns (liaising with external accountants & tax advisors) for the UK, Holland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Canada

and USA

• Commercial support to Marketing – monthly analysis, review and reconciliation of actual costs against budget & monthly accruals, involving continual liaison with the marketing team

• Ad-hoc projects – supporting commercial projects related to the continuing growth and development of the business

• Systems development – review, devise and implement changes to the accounting systems (in conjunction with the IT function and software suppliers) to ensure that processes are continually improved to keep pace with

the business

• Team management – management, training and development of an established, but growing, team

• Continual improvement of processes, reviewing all tasks performed by the team and updating processes where required

What we want from you:

• Qualified Accountant with 7 years + post qualification experience

• Experience of managing a varied team in a finance function in industry, including both qualified and non-qualified staff

• Broad-based experience of all aspects of financial management in a small/medium-sized company

• Strong technical and accounting knowledge and demonstrable experience of financial control, through balance sheet reconciliations, P&L review and maintenance of financial processes

• Experience of working in a multi-currency environment with exposure to international issues such as tax compliance & international payment methods (LC/DC)

• Experience of financial reporting to deadlines.

• Strong IT skills and knowledge of the operation of accounting systems

You are required to be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within five days please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

If you're passionate about this position or are keen to hear more please click on "apply" above as soon as possible

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