Chief Financial Officer

Harper May Ltd
City Of London,London
£130,000 per annum
02 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
CFO, Professional / Specialist
FMCG / Retail
Contract Type

Harper May is currently working with an online retail company specialising in high-end fashion. The company are currently seeking a Chief Financial Officer to lead their team. My client is known for high end clothing and has grown organically via their excellent e-commerce platform. The Chief Financial Officer will take full charge of the finance function and act as a key driving force for further company growth. The successful candidate will be fully qualified and must have prior E-commerce experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To prepare a corporate strategy and annual business plan to ensure that the company attains its objectives as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible.
  • Manage the finance team efficiently and aid in development.
  • Work with the CEO on the strategic vision including forecasting and cultivating stakeholder relationships.
  • Participating and developing new business opportunities for the group.
  • Ensuring that adequate controls are installed and maintained.
  • Oversee the management and coordination of all fiscal activities for the organisation including revenue/expense and balance sheet reports.
  • Overseeing all purchasing and payroll activity for staff and participants.
  • Monitor banking activities of the organisation.
  • Oversee the production of monthly reports as well as financial statements and cash flow projections.
  • Review and monitoring of Group tax position, calculations and filings.

Desired Skills and Experience:


  • Fully qualified ACA would be advantageous.
  • Must have Ecommerce experience.
  • Must have extensive experience in leading and developing finance functions.
  • Strong technical accounting skills are highly desirable.
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.
  • Previous experience of managing and developing staff.
  • Ability to work with a high level of accuracy and meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
  • Excellent Excel skills.


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