Senior Finance Manager - E Commerce

Ref: MON09703
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: Finance
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: 13/07/2018

Monsoon Accessorize truly is a global brand.  With over 770 international branches in over 55 markets, we are represented on five continents, and still growing. We offer exquisite products that represent individuality, originality and strong global brand values.  Here at Monsoon Accessorize we care about giving great customer service.  Everything we do is about trying to be the best.  We don't have a fancy mission statement, it's about passion for beautiful product and friendliness.  It's about being true to our core ethics and values but most of all, it's about having fun and enjoying work.  We put people first and pride ourselves in attracting, developing, retaining and inspiring our talent.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Senior Finance Manager to join our Commercial Finance team.  This role would be ideally suited to a someone with experience of E-Commerce and Marketplaces in a retail/fashion environment, as these will be the key partnered business areas.

What will you do as a Senior Finance Manager – E Commerce?

  • Partner and communicate effectively with non-finance business contacts to ensure the Finance team has a strong understanding of E-Commerce (UK & International) activities and financial impacts
  • Lead and develop a Finance Professional by setting objectives, coaching and constructive feedback through regular 1 to 1’s
  • Lead on delivery of insightful analysis across E Commerce and Web Marketplaces identifying key risks and opportunities.  Challenge the teams to ensure targets are delivered improving the overall Sales and Profitability of the Channel
  • Produce regular investment appraisal analysis and ensure learnings are fed into future investment decisions
  • Ensure alignment of key stakeholders around a common view of the facts and the required plan to deliver shareholder commitments
  • Lead the forecast and budget process for E-Commerce and Web Marketplaces ensuring that high quality financial information is provided, challenged appropriately and delivered in line with agreed timetable and in line with the overall aspiration for the business
  • Weekly review of channel performance ensuring that risk & opportunities are identified with agreed action plan
  • Review of month end actuals ensuring costs and revenues are accounted for correctly across the E-Commerce P&L
  • Develop and evolve month end reporting/analysis
  • Deliver forecast review
  • Monthly review of actuals with CEO, CFO and CCO
  • Ad hoc requests from the FD, CEO and Head of Commercial Finance as and when required,
  • Collaboration in other activities or projects related to areas of focus across the P&L

What will you need to succeed in this role?

  • Qualified accountant (CIMA, ACA or ACCA)
  • Minimum of 5 years PQE, ideally with previous experience in retail / fashion environment.
  • Proactive, resilient, adaptable and “can-do” team player with a drive to make a difference
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills, experience of pro-actively challenging and influencing the business based on insight, knowledge and fact
  • Excellent communication – ability to articulate orally and in writing, complex and detailed information in an easy to understand manner to all levels of the business
  • Ability to see the bigger picture, apply commercial thinking, influence Business decision making and drive positive outcomes
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to deliver with a flexible approach when required
  • Strong Excel and System skills
  • E-Commerce experience (desired)
  • Experience of reporting systems e.g. CODA, Cognos (desired)

What are we like to work for?

If you're passionate about Monsoon Accessorize and love the brand aesthetic and rich heritage, Monsoon Accessorize is a great place to be.  Last year we made numerous promotions across the company, this year promises to be no exception.  You will enjoy a fantastic 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 generous discounts!

If you feel you have the potential to join us as a Senior Finance Manager, please apply now.

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