Interim CFO

Mayfair, UK
09 Dec 2018
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
This is a great opportunity to join one of the UK's leading retail groups as an Interim CFO to support the Group CEO and COO in making key decision over a 6-month interim contract. Reporting to the CEO, this is an exciting opportunity for a highly ambitious retail professional to join at a crucial time for the business. You will have full P&L responsibility for all entities, including Retail, E-commerce and wholesale and managing a team of 8. Whilst known primarily as a 'Bricks & Mortar' retailer, the business has a very strong wholesale and E-commerce offering; which accounts for almost 50% of sales in 2018. The business is on track to achieving 18% growth from last year and on target to hitting their 5-year plan of expanding further internationally and through acquisition. Responsibilities include: Working with the board in every aspect of commercial planning and strategy, playing a key role in advising and challenging key investment decisions Taking a lead role in the Group's M&A strategy and review potential markets to help prioritise and focus the each of the brands' expansion plans Responsible for identifying all risks and opportunities within the retail, Ecommerce and Wholesale P&L's Overseeh te preparation and review of all capital investment proposals, and ensure appropriate post investment review is undertaken Taking a leadership and mentoring role in running all aspects of the finance department through each of the Divisional Finance Directors Responsible for long range planning (annual and 3-5-year plans) and preparation of strategic review papers for presentation to Group CEO and COO You will be a Senior Qualified Accountant, who is able to demonstrate strong management and leadership skills and have proven experience working as a No1 in finance, with exposure to the Board. Having lots of experience working within the retail sector and knowing what good looks like, you will not be afraid to challenge the status quo and drive change, supporting the CEO and COO achieving their growth plans.