Prestige Retailer
Position title
Finance Director London Leading Retailer

Our client a leading international retailer and household name, are seeking a new finance director, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the right candidate.

This is a full time role based on site in central London.

  • Be the co-pilot and advisor to MD regarding all financial and business topics
  • Contribute to the effective leadership of the organisation by working with colleagues throughout the organisation to identify and deliver ways of improving the cost structure
  • Leading, developing and overall responsibility for the areas of Finance, Property, Legal and Compliance
  • Create and adopt financial and commercial strategies ensuring the most profitable distribution channels are followed
  • Ensure that correct accounting procedures are applied to all financial transactions within the department
  • Preparation and analysis of monthly Management reporting pack
  • Manage and oversee the monthly, quarterly and yearly closings (IFRS) for the subsidiaries (around 10 legal entities)
  • Preparation of annual budget, regular forecasts and long range plans for the business
  • General business support to different departments for the plan - analysis and supporting all departments to achieve their budget figures
  • Produce statutory accounts, annual reports and tax return statements, be the SAO for UK HMRC
  • Analyse costs and periodically produce and implement cost reduction measures and controls
  • Contracts, and negotiating new deals for existing, new retail stores and wholesale partners, be the point of contact for Landlords
  • Manage risk to the business including the review of all customer accounts and taking necessary actions
  • Ensure stock buying/levels are managed at an efficient level and in line with sales potential to avoid excess/obsolete inventory
  • Ensure importing procedures to UK are accurate and efficient so stock is not unduly delayed at port and duties/customs are paid accurately and on time
  • Monitor and Approve all outgoing payments to employees and suppliers
  • Own the overall Capex budget and prepare new Capex Investment appraisals and Board Approval documents
  • Oversee the implementation of new ERP/Finance systems and any other efficiency systems
  • Key contact for banks, insurance companies, auditors
  • Ensure compliance with local Laws and Regulation including GDPR and Anti-trust
  • Key contact for informing the HO/Board of any financial points or queries
  • Qualified Accountant
  • Demonstrable success gained in a leading financial position
  • Previous relevant work experience with at least 5 years in a senior managerial position, preferably within a large organisation
  • Strong skills in IFRS and the local accounting standards
  • CommerciaI awareness and problem solving skills
  • Strong IT skills with exposure to Excel and SAP
  • An understanding of the Brand and the ability to be an ambassador.
  • Ability to lead, motivate, train and develop a team through active management
  • The capacity to establish credibility and authority quickly
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Self motivator and leader
  • Hands on mentality
  • Excellent communication and leadership abilities
  • Effective leadership skills and experience in working with colleagues throughout the business


Job Benefits

Excellent base salary with significant bonus and long term incentive scheme.


FD Capital are a leading Finance Director recruitment service, based in Great Portland Street we service London and the home counties.

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Employment Type
Beginning of employment
1st May
Duration of employment
Job Location
Working Hours
Base Salary
£150,000 Per year
Date posted
April 18, 2023
Valid through
May 31, 2023
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