ARNE is a direct to consumer, clothing brand/retailer based in Warrington, UK. We design and develop all of our products in the UK, manufacture in the near far east and then ship directly to our customers, with our (url removed) ecommerce store as its only sales channel.
Founded in summer 2018, we have mainly used organic posts on Instagram to deliver the foundations of what we want to be one of the best brand's to come out of the UK. We have seen fantastic, overwhelming growth so far with an extremely high individual value and loyal customer base. These are the kind of customers we are driven to create and look after at ARNE.
We have an awful long way to go yet, and we are so excited by how much we need to learn and improve every day. The idea of what ARNE can become in the next decade and beyond alongside the type of culture we can develop at ARNE as a brand and company to work is most exciting for us.
We have a strong vision of why we exist and ambitious objectives to build a successful brand over the next decade. We believe this can be achieved through a constant progression of our menswear range, new product category launches in footwear and womenswear, international growth and further investment into our brand and customer experience.
Come join us to help us learn, grow and build a world-class brand...
Reporting to ARNE's CEO and co-founder, You are a highly-analytical and commercial Head of Finance, who can oversee the company's financial planning and accounting operations. In this position, you will not only be commercially aware and provide advice on the best path of growth for the business but you'll be ‘training to be' or ‘just qualified' as a Chartered Accountant.
* Establishing targets, developing budgets, and performing financial analysis
* Technical financial projects to deliver liaising closely with the Directors and senior leaders
* Oversee the financial strategic planning of the company by evaluating its performance and potential risks
* Perform regular financial analysis
* Develop budgets that meet the requirements of company departments
* Establish targets and manage all accounting and finance employees including management accountants and internal auditors
* Supervise all audit and internal control processes
* Prepare detailed reports on the company's financial performance
* Guarantee compliance with financial laws and guidelines
* Recognise patterns in company spending, revenue, and recommend solutions to any problem areas
* Coordinate with external financial entities on behalf of the company
* Positively impact and influence internal stakeholders and external partners
Success in 6 months looks like...
* Significantly improved visibility of the financial status of ARNE
* Monthly management account produced and ready by EoM+7 working days to feed into monthly leadership review meeting
* Robust cash flow forecast for next 6-12 months
* Improvement in cash generation through smarter buying/spending
* All major risks (and their mitigations) for ARNE identified and recorded / reviewed monthly
* A strategic thinker, who is confident with managing complicated cross-functional projects and influencing change across senior stakeholders, both internal and external.
* Analytical skills and the ability to understand and interpret data
* Awareness of current and emerging best practice within retail finance and ability to makes recommendations to the business
* Commercially minded - strong focus on business development and growth with ability to work towards metrics and targets
* Training for / recently qualified ACCA/CIMA or equivalent
* Minimum of 3 years' experience in Financial Management ideally in the Retail or Manufacturing Industries / Experienced at working at Board/C Suite level
* In-depth knowledge of accounting software, corporate principals, and financial analysis.
You might have...
* Direct to Consumer Retail / eCommerce background/SQL/Querying/BI tool experience
* Global experience (USA, Europe) / Experience in Apparel / Fashion
* Exciting opportunities for the right candidate in a young, fast growing company with high ambitions
* State of the art office, warehouse complex
* 21 Days holiday + Birthday Holiday
Role: Head of Finance
Job Type: Permanent
Location: WA3, Cheshire,

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