Finance Director / Chief Financial Officer - Contemporary Luxury Brand

London (Central), London (Greater)
£80,000 - £100,00 + benefits package
12 Oct 2016
09 Nov 2016
Job Type

Our client is a contemporary and luxury business operating in the US, Europe, Russia, Middle East and Asia across multiple channels including wholesale, retail and ecommerce. With offices in London, New York and Paris, and a successful product mix of ready-to-wear, footwear, jewellery and accessories, they are seeking an FD/CFO to work closely with the CEO to develop and implement a financial and operational strategy.

As a certified professional with extensive experience in the fashion sector, you will be accountable for the administrative, financial and risk management operations of the company. You will also have an advisory role to play and will be responsible for reviewing the current structure and protocols in place to develop and monitor the control systems designed to preserve company assets, report accurate financial results and assist the CEO in the future direction of the company.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in formulating the company's future direction and supporting tactical initiatives
  • Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans
  • Develop financial and tax strategies
  • Develop performance measures that support the company's strategic direction
  • Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team
  • Manage the accounting, human resources, investor relations, legal, tax departments
  • Oversee employee benefit plans, with particular emphasis on maximizing a cost-effective benefits package
  • Supervise due diligence and negotiate acquisitions
  • Report financial results to the owners
  • Understand and mitigate key elements of the company's risk profile
  • Monitor all open legal issues involving the company, and legal issues affecting the industry
  • Construct and monitor reliable control systems
  • Monitor cash balances, cash forecasts and debt

    What we are looking for:

  • Appropriate accounting qualification either ideally ACCA or CIMA or business administration
  • Experience in the premium/luxury fashion industry
  • Hands on, entrepreneurial approach
  • Experience in partnering with CEO/Co-Founders of a business
  • High level of written and oral communication skills
  • Experience using Sage 50 is a plus
  • Invest funds

We regret only successful candidates will be contacted.

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