Junior Management Controller

  • Company: Fashion Group UK
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Finance
  • Experience required: Minimum 2 years
  • Reference No.: NKWD00069
  • Date of publication: 2019.05.08

Position

Under the supervision of Senior Management Controller, to assist in maintaining Financial reporting, controlling & planning functions as well as internal control for our fashion brands. 


Profile

FINANCIAL REPORTING, CONTROLLING & PLANNING

Assist in preparation and publication of IFRS management accounts (P&L and Balance Sheet) on a monthly basis :

- Review of the monthly package for each brand including balance sheet reports and follow-up with accountants to adjust any issue

- Preparation of Stock and Purchases reconciliations and monthly accruals

- In charge of Syrus input for month end (and budget)

- Instruct accounting team on journals to prepare each closing

 

Controlling / Analysing:

- Explanation of variances between budget and actuals to Head Office on a monthly basis

- Develop standardised reports including sales, discount analysis etc

- Provide financial analyses as needed, in particular for Capital investments, Sales, Stock, Margin, Communication and Selling Expenses

- Focus on gross margin evolution/profitability by store

- Analysis of variances with stock controller and store manager

- P&L reviews and ad hoc analysis with Brands Retail Managers

 

INTERNAL CONTROL

 - Assist Management Controllers to ensure internal control policies and procedures are in place

- Maintain procedures / handover notes to ensure other management controllers can pick-up when holidays or sickness

 

OTHER TASKS

 - Liaising with store managers regularly and assisting in any finance or operational issues or queries they may have

- Participation in stock takes (twice a year), process stock take adjustments in Stock system

- Analysis of variances with stock controller and store manager

- Assist with process improvement projects

- Ad hoc projects


Additional information

Education and Experience :

  • 1-3 years experience in a similar role or in an audit firm. Familiarity with the Fashion industry & retail business is a plus
  • Software: Advanced Excel, good knowledge of Power Point, Experience with corporate ERP (SAP business one) and reporting systems (Syrus) is a real plus
  • Fluency in English. French and/or Spanish is a plus.

Person Specification :

  • Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • High level of detail orientation as well as strong analytical and accounting skills
  • Good communication, autonomous, rigorous, pro-active, committed to quality
  • Precision, strong commitment and high energy
  • Ability to work collaboratively and under pressure
  • Ability to deal with different deadlines, ad-hoc requests and prioritize workload.
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