Steamer Trading are the market leading specialist cookshop retailer with 42 stores nationally and two e-commerce sites with a turnover of around £30m. Their head office and finance team are based in Lewes.
Role Following the streamlining of operations the business is looking to appoint a Financial Controller to manage the finance function and its service to the business helping to drive profits and cashflow. Reporting to the CEO/MD owner you will be responsible for delivering interpreted MI and commercial support to the senior management team. The role is supported by a Payroll Assistant and an Accounts Manager and their staff(2.5 FTE). We are looking for candidates who have a recognised accountancy qualification or QBE. You may have worked for an SME business and must be willing to get involved in all aspects of financial management.
- Develop MI to assist the senior management team drive the business forward.
- Manage and motivate the finance team in a demanding retail environment.
- Develop budget, forecast and business model.
- Identify opportunities to improve profitability through shop and cost analysis.
- Manage audit process and accounts production
- Provide Company Secretarial, insurance, HR and other ad hoc support and analysis.
- Providing required information to the Board and Banks/funders.
Skills and Experience
- Qualified Accountant or QBE
- Excellent Excel skills
- Developed and delivered MI to business including monthly and annual accounts.
- Commercial approach to driving profitability.
- Staff management skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Stock experience
- Experience with sage or similar PC accounting system
- Experience of producing management accounts in excel via download from system.
The ideal candidate will be an ambitious accountant keen to make a substantial difference to Steamer. This is an excellent opportunity to head up the finance team to help drive Steamer Trading forward.
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