Finance Director

Salary: up to £100k + bens

Location: London/Hybrid

Type: Full-Time

Reference: RDMEG

Our client is a fast growing, award winning designer fashion brand and they are now looking to recruit a Finance Director to work as peer level strategic partner to the owner founder. Ideally having previous e-commerce/retail experience, you will be seeking a broad, highly visible role in a business that is well positioned to grow both in the UK and overseas. As FD you will lead all financial reporting, daily and strategic, be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Finance function and be pivotal in the future robust financial growth of the brand alongside the Founder, commercial team, and external HR and Legal teams.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports for both management and investors.
  • Leading all financial planning and analysis (FP&A), including forecasting, budgeting, and cash flow management, reporting against forecasts and responding proactively.
  • Ensuring compliance with, and accurate reporting of taxes including PAYE / NIC, VAT, Corporation Tax, US / Global Sales Taxes, Customs & Duties.
  • Helping the team to develop strategies to increase return on investment and profitability.
  • Assisting in implementing new global e-commerce payment platforms with Shopify and ensuring accurate payment reconciliations and alignment with accurate stock reporting.
  • Assisting with the financial aspects of new growth opportunities in International markets.
  • Managing with wholesale the prompt receivables collection and accurate and timely payment of suppliers.
  • Leading on HR contracts, payroll and compliance.
  • Ensuring adherence to all financial (incl IFRS), regulatory and tax reporting requirements.
  • Ensuring legal compliance on expansion into other overseas territories – trade marks etc and customer bases, new product groups, data protection and GDPR including ad hoc legal work.

Profile

  • ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualified accountant (or equivalent) operating at Finance Director level in an SME or equivalent level in a larger organisation, ideally with some previous exposure to HR.
  • A strong track record in a finance department at high-achieving growing companies in the retail sector
  • Experience of brand-led, multi-site retail in an omnichannel, entrepreneurial environment
  • An analytical mind with strong financial modelling and technical accounting, with excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Ideally experience working with Shopify and accounting systems such as Xero / Quickbooks and/ or other ERP systems
  • Proactivity, attention to detail, great team skills and ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment
  • Enthusiasm for, and understanding of, our corporate social impact objectives including unquestionable integrity and a commitment to good governance

We are committed to encouraging and celebrating applicants from different backgrounds, whatever their gender, ethnicity, race, religious and political beliefs, education, socioeconomic background, disability, sexual orientation and geographical location to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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