Finance Manager

Job Title: Finance Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Slough, Berkshire
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Reference: BBBH386_1495553886
Contact Name: Harper May
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 23, 2017 16:38

Job Description

Harper May is currently working with a luxury, hand crafted time piece retailer and manufacturer based in Slough. This prestigious Swiss watchmaker has been retailing for the best part of 100 years and is world renowned for their high end, hand crafted watches and time pieces. The brand prides itself on using only the highest quality materials and offers original customization and augmentation to fit customer specification. With stores and concessions across the UK and US, this prestigious retailer is now looking for a Finance Manager to join the team. The role will involve business partnering closely with the UK and US commercial teams as well as working closely with new store openings.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Producing financial analysis and providing commercial support to investment decision making
  • Preparing the monthly management packs that will go to board level
  • Analysing store trials and reviewing the profitability of customer initiatives
  • Driving the budgeting and forecasting process for the London and UK stores
  • Business partnering with the E-commerce and sales teams to provide commercial support
  • Preparing reports on EMEA store performance
  • Business partnering with the board and key stakeholders
  • Assisting senior management with the annual budgets
  • Liaising with the UK and US commercial teams
  • Assisting with the negotiation of manufacturing and client contracts

Key Requirements:

  • Will be fully ACA/CIMA/ACCA qualified
  • A background within the retail industry will be beneficial
  • An aptitude for commercial decision making
  • Candidates from a management accounts background will also be considered
  • Prior experience with commercial decision making
  • Advanced excel skills (knowledge of SQL and VBA) will be beneficial
  • A creative problem solver
  • Strong communicator and team player