FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Location
London
Salary
£60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted
22 Sep 2016
Closes
20 Oct 2016
Ref
DWFCMM34
Contact
Diana Wheeler
Function
Finance
Sector
Retail
Job Type
Permanent
Level
Manager
An exciting role as Finance Controller in house for this fast growing contemporary fashion brand. The brand is already an established name, with some exceptional results across retail, wholesale and ecommerce globally.
With investment planned in the near future, the brand will be going from strength to strength and therefore needs an incredibly strong FC with ambition to grow with the business to FD level.

You will be required to manage outsourced bookkeeping, shape and manage the finance function and ensure it is strong and able to handle further ambitious growth. Responsible & Accountable for presenting accurate numbers monthly to external VC investors. Take ownership of the three year financial plan and take control of the finances, and be instrumental working closely with the CEO on any future fundraising.

Main duties:
· Bank Reconciliation (multi-currency), Checking credit card statements, Expenses
· Invoice Finance Reconciliation (multi- currency)
· Booking Invoices to Sage
· Weekly reporting on Purchase Ledger, cross check Sales Ledger
· Weekly Trade Reporting YOY & Week to Date Against Plan
· Point of Contact for all Suppliers regarding payments
· Weekly Cash Flow Forecasting, review Actual V Plan
· Preparing monthly management accounts and other financial statements & KPIs
· Assisting with preparation for end of year accounts
· Quarterly VAT Returns
· EC sales return
· Review stock take monthly, responsible for stock control and management, reporting stock discrepancies
· Access to banking USD, EUR and GBP to ensure that the money in versus money out tallies in Sage
· Checking the correct uploading all Entries & Reconciling them all
· Allocating all entries against specific clients or suppliers
· Ensure Sage is kept up to date and accurate at all times
· Work closely with the credit controller who is looking after the customers payments, banking payments and cash flow reporting forecasting (Budget V Actual)
· Accounts are cross checked monthly externally to ensure monthly accounts are correct
· Assisting with Budget, other strategic reporting and monthly KPI's, Monthly Budget v Actual
· Accounts must be produced on a timely and coordinated basis in time for Monthly Board meetings
· Maintain strong working relationship with accountant for timely Management Information


Education / Experience:

· Current Financial Controller with ambition to become FD
- Fully Qualified Accountant ACCA Qualification only accepted
· Sage 50 or ideally Sage 200 experience
· Relevant experience in a multi-channel retail environment
- Ideally experience in a smaller brand growing at pace
- Experience of working with investors would also be beneficial

Skills:
· Self- Motivated & Proactive
· High Attention to Detail
· Highly Organised & efficient
· High Level of Sage 200 Expertise
· Ability to Multitask
· Deal with competing priorities
· Tenacity to succeed


** Please note that due to the high volume of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted.