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Group Financial Controller (1 Year FTC)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Your Journey

We are looking for a motivated and dedicated Financial Controller to lead our ambitious Finance team of 12 and dive in head first to the fun, fast-paced way of life here at Sweaty Betty. You are passionate about combining your obsession with controls and processes with a love for the SB values and you know the importance of being organised in order to set your team up for success!

Our Values: Well + Fit = Happy. It’s Personal. Rebellious Spirit. Bordering on Obsessive. Green Juice & Cocktails.

Your SB Journey:

Financial Reporting

  • Timely and accurate preparation of all financial reporting, including weekly sales reporting, margin reporting, monthly management accounts, KPIs and the statutory audit process
  • Bank and covenant reporting
  • Store reviews – ROIs post 1 year of trading
  • Bank relationship management
  • Effective communication of financial results to ensure op and exec boards fully understand key data and can make informed decisions on their areas of the business
  • Supporting the management accounts team to ensure monthly reporting is completed in a timely way

Financial Control

  • Enforcing, developing and implementing financial policies to control the business
  • Evaluating capex proposals to guarantee that optimal use is made of investments
  • Ensuring communication in the business of financial controls and promoting best practice

Leading the tax planning and compliance across all territories including:

  • Corporation tax – UK and US returns, capital allowances, transfer pricing arrangements
  • Sales taxes – managing the process of UK and European VAT returns, VAT inspections, US sales tax audits and submissions across 5 states
  • Tax compliance audits
  • Working with the Senior Commercial Finance Manager in exploring wholesale and concession arrangements in new territories

Systems & Processes

  • Systems development – review, devise and implement changes to the accounting systems (in conjunction with the IT function and software suppliers) to ensure that processes are continually improved to keep pace with the business
  • Working with the Senior Commercial Finance Manager on systems projects such as Optimove and BI
  • Continual improvement of processes, reviewing all tasks performed by the team and updating processes where required

Must Haves

  • A qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
  • Minimum 2 years’ post qualification experience, ideally gained in a similar (Retail/Fast paced) organisation where experience in stock and multi-site operations has been gained
  • Previous management experience
  • Strong IT skills including advanced Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a love of building relationships

The Extras

·        Generous clothing allowance

·        50% off SB all Sweaty Betty merchandise

·        Free exercise classes in our on-site studio

·        Sample sales

·        Cycle to work scheme

·        Company bonus scheme

·        Flexi hour scheme, including 4pm Friday finish

·        Generous Company Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay

·        Childcare Support

·        Discounts to the best Studio Classes

·        Quarterly Support Office Parties

·        23 Days holiday, with buy and sell holiday option

·        Fresh Fruit Monday

Sweaty Betty Ltd

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