Management Controller

  • Company: Fashion Group UK
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Finance
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: FADIV00201
  • Date of publication: 2019.07.23


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

In liaison with the Head Office for each of the Fashion Brands, Retail / Store Managers and internal accounting team.



  • Prepare and publish 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

  •  Coordinate and direct the preparation of initial and revised financial forecasts and report variances
  •  Prepare Cash Flow forecasts & make loan proposals to Finance Director if need be
  •  Controlling / Analysing;

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

- 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



  • Work closely with Financial Controller 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


  • 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
  • Approving and checking payments level 1 (when over £5,000) on bank website


  • Training and Mentoring controllers
  • Assisting Finance Director in broad range of tasks including:
  • Liaising with Insurance providers
  • Loans
  • Department Project lead in expansion of retail network
  • Sample Sale Management
  • Rent invoice review


Education and experience:

  • 3-4 years' experience in a similar role. Familiarity with the Fashion industry & retail business is a plus
  • Finance Degree, Master Finance 1 or 2, DESCF, CIMA or Newly qualified ACCA candidate
  • Software: Advanced Excel, good knowledge of Power Point, Experience with corporate ERP (JDE) 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.

Fashion & Leather Goods

Houses with a unique heritage and young emerging brands make up this exceptional division. Each of their creations becomes an object of desire, imbued with timelessness.

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