"I was very impressed by the efficient manner in which Visionfr approached our brief. Upon providing clear direction on our requirements, the VisionFR team was able to consult with us to refine that brief before vetting and then delivering to us a great caliber of candidates at lightning speed from which to interview. I found the process seamless and swift."

David Shiell MD/Founder
Web Liquid Group

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Financial & Commercial Manager (12 Month Contract Covering Maternity Leave)

Our Client is seeking a Financial & Commercial Manager with forecasting and planning skills to join their small, friendly, energetic and successful team dealing with luxury goods.

The role would suit someone with a finance background wishing to broaden their business and commercial management experience.

This is a very flexible role Based in North Hertfordshire, with the option to work 1-2 days a week from home.

Working to the Company’s business plan, this role will be responsible for managing agreed financial and planning activities to optimise and ensure continuing profitability.

This is a hands-on position which requires an individual to implement (where necessary), oversee and develop practices across the following areas on a day to day basis:

  • Cashflow management and monthly & quarterly financial accounting
  • Set and manage product pricing and margins in multi-currencies across multiple platforms and revenue streams
  • Sales reporting, analysis and forecasting by product line
  • Product and production planning and ordering
  • Inventory management and stock control systems
  • Maintain marketing schedule
  • Advise sales and marketing teams on pricing, planning and commercial negotiations

Financial management

  • Monitor income and expenditure to ensure projects are on track
  • Report on the financial status of the business
  • Support external accountancy
  • Manage foreign currency forward orders
  • Liaise with bookkeeper
  • Produce financial reports as required
  • Process bank transfers, cheques, advances and payments
  • Coordinate annual audit and tax payments
  • Administer and reconcile office petty cash funds

Key Attributes required:

  • 3 to 5 years of relevant professional financial experience, preferably in fashion, gifts or luxury retail.
  • 3 years post qualified within either ACCA, ACA or CA
  • Experience in foreign currency transactions.
  • Knowledge and experience of accounting software (Xero)
  • Excellent management, accounting and analytical skills with strong attention to detail, ideally within a retail environment
  • Results-driven and business-minded
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