Finance Manager | Uxbridge | Niche retailer | 50-60k


Finance Manager | Uxbridge | Niche retailer | 50-60k

  • Type:
  • Where:
    Uxbridge, London
  • Salary
    £50000.00 — £60000
    Per annum + Private health
  • Industry:
  • Doing what:

    Finance Manager | Uxbridge | Niche retailer | 50-60k

    Harmonic Finance are proud to be recruiting on an exclusive basis for one of the globe's leading niche retailers. The business have a historic, well-respected brand in the market and a healthy balance sheet.

    The role will act as sole finance person in the business for the time being, so is well-suited to a candidate who likes to work autonomously and is happy to combine the more cerebral FP&A-type activities with low-volume transnational finance.

    The company

    Continuing to thrive in spite of Covid-19 and backed by a well-capitalized parent company (circa £100 million t/o), our client are seeking a strong Finance Manager who enjoys working autonomously.

    You would be joining the relatively small UK-headquartered European subsidiary (t/o of circa £3 million) on the cusp of a period of significant investment in new hires to support continued growth. Present headcount sits at 7, but will likely rise to circa 11-14 by year end. The role is therefore well-suited to someone who has worked in an SME environment, or a subsidiary of a larger group where they have been required to work autonomously and to focus on the delivery of process improvement as the business scales.

    Work environment / Flexibility

    Our client work from home currently, but in more normal times work from a well-appointed, extremely modern office in Uxbridge Town Centre where a 2 metre plus working arrangement is comfortably possible. Upon return to the office a part-time work from home situation is acceptable to the client however if preferred.


    Although covering all of 'business as usual' finance, the role has a commercial emphasis with the European MD having a keen desire to receive more insight into the business performance.

    * Own the production of the UK management accounts.
    * Business partner with the European MD to provide commercial finance insight into respective profitability of the different product lines.
    * Cash flow forecasts, budgets etc.
    * Deliver consolidated accounts to international Group CFO.
    * UK Vat returns
    * European payroll (7)
    * Supported by outsourced accountancy partners, ensure timely filing of stat accounts.
    * Credit Control and Accounts Payable

    What we need to see (Essential)

    * ACA/ACCA/CIMA full or part-qualified.
    * Experience of working as Finance Manager or Financial Controller within a business which deals with stock and supply chain (retail, FMCG, food and beverage, technology etc).
    * Strong verbal communicator happy to pick up the phone to clients and customers.

    What we'd like to see (non-essential)

    * Experience of delivering consolidated accounts to an international top-co.
    * Past experience of working as sole finance person
    * Luxury retail experience (high fashion etc).
    Interview process:

    2 x zoom interview followed by socially-distanced face to face meeting at Uxbridge office.

    Availability: Strong preference for a start in July or early August.

    Salary: £50-60k + Private healthcare + pension(please note no bonus structure currently in place)

    Apply for this role