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Date Added: Thu 16/11/2023

Financial Controller

Richmond, TW9, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £65000 - £75000/annum

Kenny Recruit are working with a thriving e-commerce fashion business in their search for a qualified Financial Controller (we will also consider finalists). This is a newly created role due to the growth and success of the business. In seven years they've acquired more than 200,000 customers and sold more than 1,000,000 items in the UK, the US and now Germany. This is a hugely exciting time to join and become the leader of the finance function. We need a motivated and enthusiastic individual who wants to carry on progressing in their career, you also need to be system savvy and love Excel!

Reporting to the VP of Finance and with a dotted line into the Founder, you will be an integral part of the Finance department. This role will also support other departments in the business. This is a dynamic role where you will be asked to get involved in a number of other accounting tasks and projects as they arise, and as they grow as a company.

Pay: £65,000 - £75,000 per annum + benefits (dependent on experience) + bonus

Location: Richmond (hybrid working offered, 3 days in the office during probation)

Working hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm


* Responsibility for ensuring all reporting deadlines for the business are met

* Overseeing all financial control activities - month-end close process, preparation and review of management accounts, comprehensive balance sheet substantiation, VAT and other taxation reporting and submission.

* Ensure the timely delivery of KPIs for financial covenant reporting purposes

* Build effective working relationships with cross functional business partners relevant to the Retail business to drive process improvements and delivering key business metrics and insight to enable informed decision making.

* Design and implement financial process changes to drive efficiency by leveraging latest technologies

* Review and continually develop and enforce financial policies and procedures to control and manage the use of group assets

* Continuous improvement of analytical processes to facilitate commercial insights

* Review and monitoring of completion of all annual financial statements including liaison with external auditors

* Other ad-hoc finance related duties

What we need:

* Fully qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)

* Retail industry experience would be an advantage but is not a necessity

* Exceptional system skills

* Advanced MS Office skills, particularly Excel

* Ability to meet demanding deadlines, often with competing priorities, and adapts to business needs

* Ability to absorb complex operational information and produce accurate, intelligent analysis

* Enjoys challenge and change

* Excellent time management/organisational and multi-tasking skills

* Strong communication skills

* Flexible and adaptable in approach

Next Steps…

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