Financial Controller | Wholesale Retailer | North London

Role:

Financial Controller | Wholesale Retailer | North London

  • Type:
    Permanent
  • Where:
    London
  • Starts:
    ASAP
  • Salary
    £60000 — £65000
    Per annum
  • Industry:
    Retail
  • Doing what:

    Financial Controller |Manufacturer/ Wholesale Retailer | North London

    The Client

    Harmonic are proud to be working with a well-established wholesale business within the fashion industry to help them find a Financial Controller. The company have a strong presence, partnering with a number of well-known fashion giants. The office environment reflects the brand with a non-corporate and sociable culture located in a friendly and picturesque part of North London. This is a sole finance position and would report directly into the business owners, allowing you to have a substantial impact on the future of the business. The company are in a good financial position however and do have strong processes in place already.

    The company office space is a new and beautifully designed space that is used by the whole team, so expect exposure to other teams across the business and regular interactions with the owner. This role would suit someone who has previously working within an owner managed business, has a great track record for holding varied financial roles and is keen to work in an entrepreneurial environment. This role will be office based when restrictions allow, therefore it is important that you are able to get to the office based in North London each week (well reached on the Northern Line).

    The role:

    Reporting directly into the business owners, this position is a sole finance role. The Financial Controller will need to be knowledgeable about wholesale/stock businesses.

    * Full responsibility for the management of the finance function on a day-to-day basis
    * Act as main contact for auditors, alongside managing the year end audit and statutory accounts
    * Responsible for driving the forecasting and budgeting and managing the production of the monthly management accounts.
    * Cashflow management and forecasting
    * 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.
    * Oversee the invoicing and reconciliations
    * Preparation of payroll
    * Responsible for VAT and HMRC reporting
    * Management of multi-currency transactions
    * Cost analysis and maintenance of the stock records
    * Responsible for working on ad-hoc project work.
    * Business partnering with other teams, including supply chain.

    Essential Experience:

    * Experience using Sage 50
    * Experience in a similar role working in a business that has a stock element (fashion/ retail/ wholesale experience)

    * Previous experience in a sole finance role

    * Qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA (part qualified/ QBE candidates will also be considered)
    * Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment
    * Excellent communicator

    Non-Essential (but beneficial) Experience:

    * Experience working within an owner managed business
    * Previous exposure to working with a business with multi-currencies

    Salary: £60,000 (there will be some flexibility on this dependant on experience)

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