Management Controller

  • Company: Fashion Group UK
  • Country / Region : United Kingdom
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Finance
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: FADIV00232
  • Date of publication: 2020.08.05


Under the supervision of Senior Management Controller, to deliver the Financial reporting, controlling & planning functions of a retail brand operating in the UK. To offer the business partnering and local support, the Maison requires to support the retail presence in the UK.



Prepare and publish IFRS management accounts (P&L and Balance Sheet) on a monthly basis

- Review actual OPEX and prepare journals for accruals

- Prepare Stock and Purchases reconciliations

- Challenge with accounting and adjust any issue.

- Review of the monthly package for each brand including balance sheet reports

- Report in Syrus, the group consolidating tool.

- Explain any variances between budget / current forecast and actuals to Head Office monthly


Prepare budgets and forecasts for the brands in accordance with their deadlines:

- Retrieve information from the HQ

- Coordinate internally

- Build top to bottom forecast, modelling margin, IFRS 16 entries and any other key elements of the P&L

- Build balance sheet forecast and cash flow where required.


Business Partnering

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

- Develop standardised reports including sales, discount analysis etc

- Provide financial analysis as needed (Sales, Stock, Margin, Communication and Selling Expenses)

- Analysis of variances with stock controller and store manager

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

- Build strong working relationships with the Maison and local Head Office teams



  • Prepare Cash Flow forecasts & make loan proposals.
  • Ensure internal controls are in place and in accordance with Maison's requests
  • Assist with external audit queries
  • Liaise with store managers regularly and assisting in any finance or operational issues or queries they may have
  • Prepare and assist in stock takes (twice a year)
  • Assist with process improvement projects
  • Approve and check payments
  • Assist with Insurance provider requests


Education and experience:

  • 3-4 years' experience in a similar role.
  • Finance Degree, Master Finance 1 or 2, CIMA or ACCA qualification.
  • Advanced Excel, Experience with corporate ERP (JDE) and reporting systems (Syrus) is a real plus
  • Fluent English. French and/or Spanish is a plus.

Interpersonal skills:

  • Analytical capability, as well as ability to dig into details where required.
  • Ability to work efficiently, to deal with different deadlines, ad-hoc requests and prioritisation of workload.
  • Strong communication skills, business acumen.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and qualitatively under pressure

Fashion & Leather Goods

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