London (hybrid working available)
£75,000 – £80,000 + Bonus and Benefits
Our client, a globally recognised retailer whose products are synonymous with quality and prestige, is looking to source a charismatic and technically strong Financial Controller to lead the transactional finance team and manage all the day to day finance operations.
The successful candidate will play a key role within the business and be responsible for all Financial control, transactions and process best practice. The role is broad, and will suit a self starter who enjoys working in an ever evolving environment. They will be able to depict a career to date that has shown consistent progression and the ability to positively impact a department; whether through effective people management, or process improvement. Experience working within retail and/or an ecommerce business will be hugely advantageous.
Key duties include:
*Manage and mentor the Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Payroll team members , reporting directly to the CFO
*Driving change through reviewing, leading, and implementing the internal control framework both within the finance function, as well as the wider business
*Oversee the finance team month end process and controls, to ensure a smooth and robust process with adequate controls, and creating efficiencies and continuously improving resource requirement and reporting output.
*Ownership of final management accounts pack ensuring accuracy and compliance with relevant accounting standards, and reviewing all balance sheet reconciliations.
*Oversee and manage treasury activities including preparation of weekly cash flow forecast and monitoring of cash availability and needs
*Management of the Accounts Receivable and Purchase Ledger teams and timely payment of all processes and controls within their functions
*Management of the Payroll Manager and timely payment and Payroll reporting, and payroll forecasting
*Lead the Year-End process, including the year end audit, all tax-related matters, and the statutory accounts
*Accountability for all Tax matter including all VAT and PAYE compliance and reporting
*Work very closely with the Senior Finance Manager and Management accountant on the Commercial Finance team
You will be ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified, your technical abilities will be of a high standard, and you will have overseen small to medium sized transactional teams in the past, where a hands on approach was a must.
The right candidate will be an fluid communicator, able to facilitate relationships across the business and push through recommendations to continually improve the infrastructure of the organisation.
This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and proactive individual to work within an organisation that can offer the chance to significantly impact not only the department, but the business as a whole, by establishing relationships, improving procedures and ensuring a high standard of work is always reached. The client can provide a professional but fun working culture where dedication, drive and results will be acknowledged and rewarded accordingly.
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