Finance Director

Recruiter
Finatal
Location
London
Salary
£110,000 per annum
Posted
03 Oct 2018
Closes
17 Oct 2018
Ref
JI7998
Position/Level
Director
Responsibilities
Accounting, Analyst, Finance, Strategy
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English

I am exclusively working with a PE-backed retail/E-commerce business seeking their first permanent Finance Director to oversee a rapid phase of growth following recent investment.

With online sales growing 100% YOY, this is an excellent time to join the business in a broad role with strategic responsibilities and excellent exposure to working with the investors.

The Role:

  • Partnering with the MD, COO, Chairman and Investors to monitor and manage the business plan and drive the growth and performance of the business.
  • Keeping a constant and disciplined grip on key financial levers, ensuring they are being fully optimised, and implementing a robust KPI framework to effectively measure key milestones in the business plan, with a focus on EBITDA and cash.
  • Ensuring timely and accurate reporting and effective scalable controls are in place to support a rapid period of growth.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparing the financial objectives for the business, taking responsibility for the annual budgeting process in line with the business plan; forecasting; and financial planning processes.
  • Leading the design and provision of relevant and insightful financial and operating information and analysis to the Board and Shareholders in a timely manner (including monthly P&L, CF and BS), giving a clear overview of business performance and fuelling commercial decision making and strategic planning discussions.
  • Assessing performance against both the budget and long-term strategy, providing financial input into key operational decision.
  • Developing and managing robust financial systems and controls and taking responsibility for risk and finance policies; multi-jurisdiction tax analysis, planning and structuring.
  • Leading cash and working capital management and managing the treasury requirements of the business to best effect, including foreign exchange and hedging activities.
  • Managing the annual audit process and ensuring rigorous compliance with financial reporting requirements.
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts.
  • Reporting of weekly & monthly KPIs.
  • Cost centre reporting & control.
  • Preparation and management of rolling weekly cash forecast.
  • Preparation of statutory accounts.
  • Management of annual audit.
  • Preparation of quarterly VAT.
  • Preparation of capital appraisal of all capital projects i.e. new sites, IT investment.
  • Preparation of post appraisal reviews.

The Requirements:

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified
  • Previous experience of working in a retail/ multi-site/E-Commerce environment
  • Previous exposure of working for a PE-backed business is advantageous

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