Financial Controller | Fast-Growth E-commerce | NW London

Role:

Financial Controller | Fast-Growth E-commerce | NW London

  • Type:
    Permanent
  • Where:
    London
  • Salary
    £65000 — £75000
    Per annum
  • Industry:
    Fashion
  • Doing what:

    Financial Controller | Fast-Growth Innovative Fashion Retailer | North West London

    The Client

    Harmonic are proud to be working with an innovative fashion retailer on a retained basis to help them find a Financial Controller. The company have a strong e-commerce platform, an established brand and are best known for their stylish collections and influential fashion. The office environment reflects the brand with a non-corporate and sociable culture. The company are currently turning over circa £1 million per month and, due to the brand becoming increasingly popular, are undergoing further expansion internationally and within the UK. This would be the first senior position within the finance team and would report directly into the business owners, allowing you to have a substantial impact on the future of the business.

    The company office space is beautifully designed and used as a studio space, so expect exposure to creatives and designers alongside other head office members. This role would suit someone who not only wants to be involved with an incredibly innovative fashion business that is on a real growth trajectory at the moment, but also someone who has a passion for the industry. There is flexibility to be working remotely for a couple of days each week, however it is important that you are able to get to the office based in North West London each week.

    The role:

    Reporting directly into the business owners, this position manages one Bookkeeper and will initially be heavily involved in hands-on process improvement and putting controls in place. Longer term there is a view for this person to step into a Finance Director position, where the role can then become more commercially and strategically focussed. The Financial Controller will need to be knowledgeable about e-commerce businesses and the various online payment methods that are used within these businesses.

    * Full responsibility for the management of the finance function on a day to day basis
    * Initially, involvement in more hands-on finance, inputting data and cleaning up the finance systems. This will involve creating better quality processes and standardising the P&L.
    * Management of FP&A, MI, financial systems, cash management and financial reporting.
    * Responsible for driving the forecasting and budgeting and managing the production of the monthly management accounts.
    * Bank reconciliations, including the reconciliation of customer payments made through online payment partners.
    * In the SME environment, the Financial Controller will play an important role in company decision making and be required to work on a range of projects within finance.
    * Supporting the business owners with mid-term financial planning and longer-term growth strategy, including building out a finance team.
    * Responsible for working on ad-hoc project work.
    * Business partnering with other teams, including supply chain.
    * Management of a Bookkeeper.

    Essential Experience:

    * Experience in a similar role working in a business that has an e-commerce presence (fashion/ retail/ wholesale experience will also be considered, as long as you have some exposure to working with payment partners such as Shopify & Klarna)
    * Experience working within an SME
    * Qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA (part qualified/ QBE candidates will also be considered)
    * Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment
    * Excellent communicator
    * Ability to engage with senior stakeholders
    * Enthusiastic, highly motivated and ambitious

    Non-Essential Experience:

    * Experience working directly with business owners/ entrepreneurs
    * Previous exposure to working with a business with an international supply chain
    * Experience using Xero

    Salary: £65,000-75,000

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