Chief Financial Officer

Job type:Perm
Salary/Rate:£165,000 per annum
Town/City:City of London
County:Greater London
Job ref:619-1
Post Date:03. 11. 2023

About the Role

Harper May is exclusively working for one of the most innovative new retailers based in the UK. They are looking for an experienced Chief Financial Officer to lead their finance function, based in Central London, as they look to expand further during the next year. The CFO will have a position of serious authority. The purpose of this position is to direct and control the company’s financial reporting and to give strategic guidance to the board to ensure the growth of the company. The ideal candidate will be fully ACA qualified and have previous experience working in the retail sector.

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 
* Provide the COO with an operating budget and working closely to ensure pragmatic success 
* 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 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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