An instantly-recognisable, international retail group with significant PE-backing is seeking an accomplished group finance professional to assume a number two role within its London group head office.
The CFO is seeking an experienced, hardcore controller; candidates must have a UK controls and reporting track-record and the inter-personal skills to manage a sizeable team (c. 40 in total, including an SSC-type function) and drive a collaborative and supportive culture.
Candidates will bring the following experience:
• Significant experience with complex, manual, multi-currency consolidations; comfortable with US GAAP and IFRS and owning the relationship with external auditors
• Excellent communicator, being regularly in contact with the Board, Audit Committee, Global Leadership Team and the banking syndicate; with a big presence in order to manage and communicate with very senior stakeholders
• An excellent project manager and able to juggle very many competing priorities.
The pandemic has, of course, posed its challenges to the business and they have been impacted by lockdowns in their various international markets. However, they have diversified their routes to market and are now seeing a return to trading close to previous levels. This is an exciting time to join the business as the transformation of both finance and the wider business from an operational perspective continues. A high-achiever in this role will be able to drive change and leave their mark.