Chief Financial Officer

Sector:Retail
Job type:Perm
Salary/Rate:£165,000 per annum
Town/City:Covent Garden
County:Greater London
Job ref:619-1
Post Date:05. 06. 2024
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About the Role

Our client is a prominent player in the UK retail market, known for their dedication to delivering exceptional customer service and innovative products. With an extensive network of stores and a growing online presence, they are committed to maintaining their competitive edge. They are currently seeking a strategic and dynamic CFO to join their executive team based in Central London and drive financial excellence.

Role Overview:

As the CFO, you will be an integral member of the leadership team, responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the company. You will play a crucial role in shaping the financial strategy, driving sustainable growth, and ensuring the fiscal health of the organisation. This position requires a forward-thinking leader with a strong background in retail, excellent analytical skills, and the ability to navigate complex financial landscapes.

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
  • Liaise with Investors and be central to fundraising plans
  • Manage the finance team efficiently and aid in development
  • Work with the CEO & Board 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 board 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 
  • 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 / ACCA / CIMA would be advantageous 
  • Must have extensive experience in leading and developing finance functions
  • Strong technical accounting skills are highly desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal 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 

What We Offer:

  • Be part of a dynamic and innovative company that is a leader in the UK retail industry.
  • Play a key role in shaping the future of the company and driving significant impact.
  • Work with a talented and passionate team dedicated to excellence and growth.
  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.

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