2022-06-07 15:09:162022-08-02Zachary Daniels
Job TypePermanent
AreaLondon, UKLondonUKLondon
SectorLuxuryFinanceSenior Appointments
Salary£100000 - £130000 per annum + bonus, plus commensurate exec bens
Start DateASAP
AdvertiserZachary Daniels
Job RefBBBH23954_1654614556

Chief Financial Officer | Greater London (East) | £100,000 - £130,000, bonus, plus commensurate exec benefits | Omni-channel luxury retail


Our internationally recognised luxury retail group is seeking to appoint a new CFO for their UK and Ireland business. The role reports directly into the UK Managing Director with a dotted line to the global CFO. A globally respected group with a rich heritage consisting of over 15 brands. The business is involved in design, manufacture, distribution and omni-channel retail


About the role


This is a board appointment and will be to manage all financial aspects of a retail business

operating in UK and Ireland. The business owns and distributes multiple group brands (B2B), owns and operates multiple Retail and E-commerce operations (B2C) as well as a large support function. The role has a team of 10+, it will be important to implement strong controls and best practices to ensure robust processes are in place to protect the business from risks. The CFO will thoroughly understand business drivers and provide meaningful financial analysis, acting as a business partner/advisor to the Managing Director and the Brand Managers. Responsible for all UKGAAP, international reporting and financial transactions of the business to Global HQ on a monthly basis and on Statutory basis annually.


Key responsibilities


  • Business Partnering with the MD and Brand Managers
  • Reviewing and approving all capital expenditure requests
  • Ensuring strong Internal Control processes are implemented and followed in all areas of the business
  • Full responsibility of all P&L's of the business (over 50 P&L reported each month)
  • Responsible for all monthly reporting to Global HQ within tight deadlines
  • Responsible in ensuring annual Statutory account completion and sign off
  • Key liaison for all external financial stakeholders, HMRC, Bank, Auditors etc...
  • Ensuring completion of annual budgets
  • Ensuring compliance with, and accurate reporting of taxes including PAYE / NIC, VAT, Corporation Tax, Customs & Duties
  • Leading and developing all finance functions , Controlling (reporting), Finance, Loss prevention and Credit Control
  • Managing the Cash Flow of the business
  • Performing Company Secretarial duties as an authorised signatory
  • Being part of or leading ad hoc projects and new initiatives


Person profile


  • ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualified accountant (or equivalent) operating at Finance Director/CFO level or equivalent level in a medium/large organisation
  • Experience of brand-led, multi-site retail and matrix organisation essential
  • First class communication and stakeholder management
  • An analytical mind with strong financial modelling and technical accounting, with excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and financial systems
  • Proactive, attentive to detail, great team skills and ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment




£100,000 - £130,000, bonus, plus commensurate exec benefits


Zachary Daniels and our client are both equal opportunity employers. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.



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