Finance Director
North Tyneside

Are you a Finance Director with a track record of success? Do you enjoy working as part of a Senior Management team, driving the strategy and growth of an organisation? Are you looking for a new challenge within a fast growing and highly profitable business? If you're a qualified accountant and you've answered yes to all of the above, this could be the perfect opportunity for you!


My client is one of the fastest growing and most profitable businesses in the UK. Operating in the global fashion e-commerce market with turnover approaching £100m and over 1.4million registered global customers online. As part of a growing and developing Finance team, you will act as a business partner to the Co-founding Managing Directors and provide input at Board Level into the strategic direction and commercial performance of the company.


The successful candidate will be a self-starter with a ‘can-do’ mind set, a passion for adding value and going the extra mile, to support the Directors & Executive management. You will need to be a highly effective manager and leader with the communication skills, credibility and experience to lead an existing Finance team (currently 11 heads) and wider business functions through an exciting growth phase.


Main Duties & Responsibilities


Strategic Projects

  • Ownership of financial plans; business plan, budget and forecasting process

  • Develop & Maintain a suite of KPIs (Financial & Non-Financial)

  • Development & Implementation of a Global Pricing Strategy, influencing profitability through control & monitoring of selling prices across 8 multi currencies

  • Key stakeholder to imminent ERP deployment

  • Preparation & presentation of quarterly Board report together with insightful commentary and recommendations


Operational, Controlling & reporting

  • Manage year-end audit process with the external auditors through to audit sign off

  • Treasury management, cashflow forecasting, and FX hedging

  • Management of the UK Corporation Tax compliance, ensuring maximum available reliefs are claimed within the HMRC Tax framework

  • Management, compliance and overall responsibility for VAT returns, including overseas VAT exposure where applicable

  • Overseeing and protecting the Company from undue chargeback risks, working closely with the in-house Fraud Team

  • Development and implementation of improved financial controls, systems and processes across the business

  • Manage and take ownership of all company banking relationships

  • Oversees all month end processes and timely delivery of Management Information

  • Oversee internal governance and control requirement for cost, P&L and Balance sheet

  • Proactively identify, manage and track risks and opportunities



  • Team leadership and development of a best in class Finance function

  • Creation of a culture of excellence & outstanding customer service delivery to the rest of the business

  • Finance team coaching & development



Experience & Skills

  • Core Accounting qualifications ACA/ACCA/CIMA

  • A high degree of knowledge in relation to stock accounting and the global import process

  • Excellent IT skills, specifically advanced Excel & systems knowledge

  • Up to date Corporation Tax knowledge

  • Exceptional experience with ERP systems & Reporting packages

  • Outstanding communication, organisational and time management skills

  • Experience with collaborating closely with key decision makers

  • Experience within E-commerce & the Retail sector preferable



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