HEAD OF FINANCE Our client an established and successful retail production house are looking to hire the Head of Finance who will need to be a fully qualified accountant to join this dynamic business and take on this progressive responsibility. hey are proud of the entrepreneurial flair and a flat management structure which engenders a strong commercial acumen across the business which is the key to their ongoing success story. We are looking for someone that is a Qualified Accountant with strong management accounts skills with an emphasis on implanting and designing financial controls. Previous experience as Financial Director or Head of Finance with full Accountancy qualifications is required. You will be systems focussed and possess advanced modelling skills. You will be a dynamic, a good communicator, approachable and be able to work with employees from all levels of business to engender a team spirit. Responsibilities as Head of Finance will include: Producing Annual Accounts and working with the company Auditors Management of daily cash, foreign exchange, treasury management and hedging provisions Oversee Purchase Ledger input, Ledger account, credit control and large invoices Monitoring pre-payments to suppliers, returns and correct repayments Gather and input data of the annual budget and monitor on a monthly basis of expenditure against budget and investigating any variances Working with the Import Manager and supports the logistics department in reconciliation of deferment account Royalty reporting for licensed sales Providing and producing information packs and monthly Management Accounts Formulate and send VAT and intrastate returns Oversee Sales ledger account and credit control Manage and monitor sales margins and advise when targets are not met Preparing monthly payroll, PAYE and P11's As Head of Finance you will be managing a team of 5 which will include mentoring and monitoring performance and implementing training where necessary. You will be working closely with the HR team and able to build and maintain in internal and external relationships. Experience working for a fashion retailer or manufacturer and the importation of large customers. It is an essential that you hold full accountancy qualifications and proven track working in a qualified accountant function. Software used: Advanced Excel, Intex, Microsoft Dynamics Navision May & Stephens Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.