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Senior Finance Manager (Retail/Consumer Goods)

Job Title: Senior Finance Manager (Retail/Consumer Goods)
Contract Type: permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
REF: CG3012FM_1512411484
Contact Name: Charlotte Garfield
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Our client, global consumer facing entity with a number of well-known brands in the portfolio, is looking to source a top calibre Senior Finance Manager to join its talented team, as a result of an internal promotion. This position with manage the EMEA Accounting Team, with 3 direct reports and a wider team of 9, whilst supporting the FC and FD.

You will be responsible for the production of financial and management accounts for the EMEA operations (ecommerce, distributor, wholesale and retail sales) including subsidiaries in the UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and Germany.

This is a highly exciting opportunity for an ambitious Senior Finance Manager with excellent technical capabilities and communication skills to join a business that operates a transparent, fast-paced and enjoyable working environment, where high achievers are acknowledged and rewarded accordingly.

Main duties include:
* Managing GL Accounting Team
* Preparing specific management accounts work-papers and calculations
* Managing production of accurate monthly GAAP management accounts
* Coordinating post-close provision of information to colleagues in the US
* Ensuring clean annual external audit report
* Ensuring SOX/Internal Audit compliance
* Ensuring statutory audits compliance and prompt filings
* Preparing UK statutory accounts for one of the two UK subsidiaries
* Supporting EMEA tax team

Experience, Skills & Qualification required:
* ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified
* Experience of working in the finance department of a large retail/FMCG/ecommerce organization
* Previous GL and people management
* Strong Excel
* Experience of leading a regional monthly accounting close
* A numerate individual with strong academic qualifications, you will be a good communicator and a flexible team player who likes challenges and embraces change.
* A well-organized self-starter able to communicate professionally at all levels, with a good understanding of the business processes involved in an international business and a natural instinct to drive continuous improvement
* Enjoys working in a team within a dynamic environment where priorities are changing constantly and pragmatism is key
* Uses logic to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis, looks beyond the obvious
* Confident communicator, capable of building relationships and influencing senior stakeholders where necessary

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