Finance Manager

Michael Page Finance
England, London
£60000 - £70000 per annum
Closing date
Dec 23, 2021

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Job Role
Finance Manager
Retail & Wholesale
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
Qualified, CIMA
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Job Details

An opportunity has arisen for a Finance Manager to join a fashion retail brand based in central London.

Client Details

My client is a fashion brand that is part of a larger fashion group based in central London. They offer a mixture of retail/wholesale/manufacturing & ecommerce.


Key Duties/Responsibilities for the Finance Manager:


  • Produce a weekly trading pack.
  • Provide insight on sales against forecasts, margin analysis, brand & product sell through analysis.
  • Manage weekly cash flow.

Monthly & Quarterly:

  • Produce monthly management accounts with variance analysis on all areas of the P&L and balance sheet.
  • Challenge and seek opportunities for cost savings across the business.
  • Produce rolling forecasts to keep management up to date on latest view on full year outturn.
  • Manage long term cash flow through seasonal peaks and lows.
  • Complete monthly information pack for Group reporting.
  • Complete quarterly VAT returns and ensure VAT processes are robust and kept up to date with latest rules.

Annual & Ongoing:

  • Provide input into stock management to ensure processes and controls are efficient and effective.
  • Liaise with the Operations Team on internal software (Shopify, Sage, Fam) to build and maintain key reports.
  • Provide analysis on margin affecting variables such as settlement discounts to highlight true margin.
  • Be the main point of contact and manage the year-end financial audit.
  • Produce annual group reporting submissions.


The Finance Manager will have the following skills/experience/knowledge:

  • Experience within a previous role such as Management Accountant/Finance Manager
  • Experience within the Retail/FMCG/Manufacturing/ecommerce industry would be desirable
  • CIMA/ACA/ACCA Qualified
  • Experience of working with Senior Stakeholders
  • Ability to establish and maintain internal/external relationships.
  • Ability to work alone as well as part of a wider team.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Job Offer

Basic salary of between £60,000 to £70,000

Flexible office working available


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 155 offices in 36 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package. We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career.

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