Head of Finance - Fashion

£60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
11 Feb 2019
11 Mar 2019
Joanna Nathan
Unisex, Wholesale
Job Type

Our Client is an award winning, established and successful supplier of fashion-led, innovative licensed and non-licensed loungewear, Underwear and Jerseywear to the High Street.

They are looking for a Finance Director who has previous experience working for a fashion company whether importing or manufacturing but MUST have relevant experience in Fashion.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Production of Annual Accounts and liaison with auditors
  • Production of monthly Management Accounts and information pack
  • Monitoring, management and investigation of sales margins in cases where orders may have dropped below target
  • Accounting support to the Logistics Department and Import Manager including reconciliation of deferment account
  • Input of data to collate the annual budget and monitor on monthly basis expenditure vs budget and investigation of variance
  • Management of foreign exchange and hedging arrangements
  • Daily cash and treasury management
  • Oversee sales ledger account and credit control
  • Oversee Purchase ledger account and credit control
  • Oversee purchase ledger input and checking of large purchase invoices
  • Prepare monthly payroll, PAYE and P11d's using Intex software package
  • Royalty reporting for licensed sales
  • Prepare and send VAT + intrastate returns
  • Monitor pre payments to suppliers
  • Monitor orders that are to be returned to suppliers and that appropriate repayments are received from the suppliers
  • Manage a team of x5. Manage the teams expectations, mentor and motivate them, as well as carry out performance reviews on a yearly and mid-yearly level
  • Work closely with HR, ensuring a good relationship is maintained at all times

Person specification:

  • To have worked with the garment, fashion, importing, or manufacturing industry (desirable)
  • Importing and sales to larger customers an advantage
  • Highly numerate, with strong management accounts skills, especially standard costing processes

  • Strong systems focus, ability to design and implement financial controls and reporting processes

  • Excel modelling skills

  • Computer literate

  • Good communicator

  • Excellent management skills

  • Team player, willing to become involved in the nitty gritty, but still see the bigger picture.

  • Be open to make the best of all internal and external relationships
  • Be approachable

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