Role details

Financial Controller- Global Retail brand

City of London   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Financial Controller leading luxury retail brand
  • High profile global retailer

About Our Client

Our client is a global retailer with an entrepreneurial flare. Backed by a Private Equity group the business continues to grow organically and explore new channels to market such as; e-commerce, retail, wholesale and franchise models. Due to the continued growth and expansion plans, my client have developed a newly created role for a Financial Controller.

Job Description

The Financial Controller has overall responsibility for all financial submissions across the US, EMEA and APAC region.You will have responsibility for leading and mentoring the finance team (a team of 8), and managing their training and development needs to ensure that the team has all the necessary capabilities to deliver against the departments objectives.The Financial Controller will be expected to make a significant contribution to the strategic development of the Company through the application, insight and analysis of the Management Information produced. This role will be responsible for:

  • Continually review, challenge and then implement changes to the accounting and Management Information (MI) system to provide maximum insight into company profitability
  • Drive the finance team and systems to provide greater insight into the business thereby highlighting opportunities to increase profitability and increase margins across the Group
  • Support the preparation and review of the annual budget and monthly forecast
  • Prepare cash flow forecasts ensuring the company's working capital is within agreed targets
  • Ensure the preparation of timely and accurate monthly management accounts.
  • Preparation of the monthly reporting package and commentary to the Executive team/ Board
  • Prepare annual Financial Statements in accordance with Financial Reporting Standards and Best Practice
  • Identify and provide value-add, ad-hoc reporting where appropriate to help drive business performance
  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of accounting records
  • Identify and drive business improvement in cost management and ensure payment schedule aligns to cash flow requirements

The Successful Applicant

The role of Financial Controller is a critical component to the management structure, reporting directly to the Finance Director, and working closely with the senior leadership team and the Board. We are seeking an ambitious and motivated individual who is keen to meet the challenges of contributing to a dynamic, highly entrepreneurial environment. The Financial Controller will possess strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills along with a versatile personality with good problem solving skills. They must be able to build trust and credibility as well as fit into our company culture and share our values.

The successful candidate must also have the capability of developing into the role of Finance Director in conjunction with the company's overall growth strategy.

What's on Offer

  • Financial Controller global retail brand
  • Outstanding organisational values and a high potential finance team
  • Career development opportunities
  • Central London

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