Head of Finance | Fast-Growth Fashion Retailer | London


Head of Finance | Fast-Growth Fashion Retailer | London

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    Head of Finance | Fast-Growth Innovative Fashion Retailer | London

    The client

    Harmonic are excited to be working with a fast growth sustainable fashion retailer on a retained basis to help them find a Head of Finance. With a strong e-commerce platform and great brand awareness, their luxury products are frequently featured in Vogue.

    The company's office is a creative space located in West London with an interior of simplistic yet playful designs, much like their clothing line. The office location is ideal for drinks with colleagues now that we are entering a post COVID lifestyle, surrounded by cool bars with excellent transportation links. This role would suit someone who is ambitious but also someone who has a passion for slow fashion and wants to help the business make a positive impact on the environment.

    The role

    Reporting directly to the CEO, this position has a strong focus on the commercial side, offering insight analysis and being heavily involved in the hands- on process improvement and putting controls in place. Alongside this, you would be overseeing the day-to-day finance function including month-end and transactional finance.

    This role offers fantastic breadth for learning and progression as the business scales with an insight to many different areas of the business. The Head of Finance will need to have excellent experience with e-commerce and a minimum of three years working in a start-up.


    * Full ownership of month-end and management accounting process and own the production and completion of these tasks
    * Implement new accountancy software to improve efficiency across the function
    * Establish forecasting and budgeting processes across the business
    * Build out and continuously improve financial analysis
    * Create and present key Management Information and Board Packs with insightful analysis
    * Improve stock and inventory reporting
    * Implement robust financial controls and reporting processes
    * Own the production of statutory accounts (IFRS)
    * Support the business as they expand into new markets ensuring international compliance
    * Extensive ad-hoc projects to drive growth

    Essential Experience:

    * Experience in a similar role working in a business that has an e-commerce presence preferably in the fashion or retail sector, however other industries will be considered.
    * Experience working within an SME
    * Qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA (finalists will also be considered)
    * Previous experience in a fast-paced environment
    * Excellent communicator
    * Passionate, highly motivated, and ambitious

    Non-Essential Experience:

    * Experience working directly with senior stakeholders including business owners/ entrepreneurs
    * Experience using Sage

    Salary: £75,000-90,000 + benefits

    If this role is of interest, please apply online. Due to the high volume of applications we are receiving, if you have not heard back from us, please assume your application was unfortunately unsuccessful on this occasion.

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