E-commerce Commercial Finance Manager - Interim

Ref: MON09542
Salary: Competitive salary and attractive benefits
Department: Finance
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Interim
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: 27/05/2018


Looking to join a global retailer who values people?  Then look no further.  We are committed to developing our people, last year we made numerous promotions across the business and raised over £500K through our Monsoon Charity Trust fund raise.  We have a strong brand with many talented people in the business along with a loyal customer base who knows our heritage.  We put people first and pride ourselves in attracting, developing, retaining and inspiring our talent.

This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified Accountant to join our Commercial Finance team, based at our Head Office in West London for a period of 3 months.   This role will partner with our growing, e-commerce business including marketplaces, providing commercial financial support to the team.  You will lead the forecasting and budgeting process and providing insightful analysis, commentary and challenge on financial performance, highlighting any risks and opportunities.

What will you do as an E-commerce Commercial Finance Manager?

Weekly reporting, month end, budgeting & forecasting

  • Lead the forecast and budget process for Web to ensure high quality financial information, challenged appropriately and delivered in accordance with agreed timetable.
  • Weekly review of web performance and provision of commentary.
  • Review of month end actuals ensuring costs and revenues are accounted for correctly, including CAPEX.
  • Develop and produce month end reporting and analysis explaining key variances to forecast/budget.
  • Produce robust weekly/monthly reports – identify risks and opportunities and highlight to Commercial Finance Manager to ensure appropriate action plans in place to achieve targets.

Channel support and business partnering

  • Partner and communicate effectively with non-finance business contacts to ensure the finance team has a good understanding of web activities and financial impacts.
  • Support the Commercial Manager and business to deliver new reporting streams and analysis on new business areas
  • Identify risks and opportunities and challenge the teams to ensure targets achieved/improve sales and profitability performance.

Investment appraisal and ad-hoc project work

  • Provide support to the Commercial Finance Manager for investment appraisals and ad-hoc project work as required.

What you will need to succeed in this role?

  • Qualified Accountant (ACCA / ACA / CIMA)
  • Experience in forecasting and budgeting within a commercial business (Retail/E-commerce background is desirable)
  • Proven ability to drive improvement in financial processes, both planning and reporting
  • Strong Excel and systems skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills dealing with finance and non-finance stakeholders
  • Experience of using reporting / analysis tools (Cognos BI and CODA preferred)
  • Highly numerate with strong attention to detail
  • Sound knowledge of accounting principles
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and drive excellence across business processes
  • Team player who is flexible in the approach to work
  • Mature and organised approach, self-starter, able to take the initiative

What are we like to work for?

If you're ambitious, Monsoon Accessorize is a great place to be.  We're still growing which means there are more opportunities than ever before.  We're also committed to developing our talent.  Last year, we made numerous promotions across the company. This year promises to be no exception.  You will enjoy a benefits package which includes an amazing discount across our brands, up to 25 days holiday, pension, life assurance and an interest free season ticket card loan. We also provide a great range of Voluntary benefits with external companies that you can take advantage of such as discounts on gym memberships and the opportunity to ride a tax free bike to work to name a few!

If you feel you have the potential to become an E-commerce Commercial Finance Manager, please apply now.

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