Head of Group Finance (12 month FTC)

Ref: MON10664
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: Finance
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Interim
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: 02/03/2020

Our newly appointed CFO is excited to seeking our next Head of Group Finance for Monsoon Accessorize. We are looking for a best in class ACA/ACCA individual with excellent industry experience.

This role will be a 12month FTC with the purpose of providing leadership to the Financial Accounting, Treasury, AP & AR and Finance systems functions.   Lead the monthly management accounting, yearend Statutory Accounting and Audit processes.  Ensure robust financial control environment.  Maintain accurate cash flow forecasts and ensure effective cash management. 

What you will do as our Head of Group Finance.

  •  Lead and develop a team of 20 + people  ensuring all team members have a personal development plan and SMART objectives
  •  Manage the year end Audit process
  •  Oversee the monthly/year end reporting processes and ensure accurate and timely production of management and statutory accounts
  •  Ensure ongoing compliance with UK GAAP/FRS102
  •  Lead the day to day control of cash and working capital management
  •  Provide technical accounting leadership to the business
  •  Ensure accurate cashflow forecasts are produced in line with company trading and investment plans.
  •  Keep the Treasury Committee updated and make recommendations re cash management and FX related matters and ensure that previously agreed policies are adhered to.   
  •  Ensure effective credit management and cash collection procedures in place
  •  Ensure activities completed are fully compliant with company policies and legal requirements
  •  Continuous improvement of Financial Accounting and Control processes to improve overall efficiency and effectiveness
  •  Lead finance system development projects to improve efficiency and support new business initiatives  
  •  Support CFO in business transformation work
  • Senior/Leadership:
  •  Leadership and development of a high performance team, exhibiting a highly visible, competent leadership style that is consistent with the Monsoon Accessorize values
  •  Building and maintaining positive, effective working relationships with peers, divisional directors, team members and external organisations

What you will need as our Head of Group Finance

• Chartered Accountant at least 7 years PQE
• Strong knowledge of UK GAAP (FRS102) and IFRS
• Proven experience at senior level in Financial Accounting and Control
• Strong communication skills, team player with can do attitude
• Experience of leading and developing teams
• Strong analytical skills and the ability to work through problems logically to find suitable solutions
• Pro-active, action orientated with ability to juggle multiple priorities
• Attention to detail and naturally inquisitive
• Knowledge of CODA  
• Retail experience - multisite, multi-channel, international 
What we can offer you in return.
• A competitive salary, holiday, and pension package
• Up to 70% discount across our brands
• LinkedIn Learning License
• Discounted GYMBOX Membership
• Interest Free Season Ticket Loan.
• And many others!

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