£50-55k pa, depending on experience
We create, empower, innovate, inspire, push the boundaries and most important of all we practise what we preach.
Fusing fashionable shapes and statement prints with technical fabrics and design innovation, Sweaty Betty active wear is created to enhance style and performance. Whether you’re a yogi, runner or spin enthusiast, or simply love the Sports Luxe look – we have something for every style. Born in 1998 in London’s Notting Hill, Sweaty Betty has boutiques in the UK and USA including concessions in world-famous department stores Harrods, Bloomingdales and Selfridges. With a new digital flagship website, more international stores in the pipeline and a passionate, fitness-loving team at its helm, Sweaty Betty is growing exponentially. There has never been a more exciting time to join us.
Our developing Finance team of eight are now looking for a Financial Controller to lead them. Reporting directly to the Head of Finance, you will be accountable for the Management Accounts and Accounts Payable functions (managing five reports). This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join the team at a senior level. The ideal person will be someone looking to make a move from a similar role or for the next step from Management Accountant. The perfect candidate is someone who loves the brand and wants to combine their love for numbers with their love for living our values.
Our Values: We bring out the best in each other. We push boundaries. We have a positive attitude. We love what we do.
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING
You will be responsible for the Financial Control of the entire Sweaty Betty Group, which includes both UK & US subsidiaries. Your primary accountabilities will be:
Management Accounts Function
Typical retail financial control (weekly bank and sales reconciliation, petty cash etc.)
Control of all payments and costs incurred
Monthly Management Accounts preparation
Balance sheet reconciliations for all group companies
Accruals and prepayments completed monthly
VAT & US Sales tax returns
Working directly with our external auditors to complete timely and accurate Year End Audits
Systems & Processes
Optimise financial reporting (weekly & monthly)
Maintain and ensure the integrity of financial data
Lead BI implementation & POS back office development for Finance
Leadership & Mentoring
Management and coaching of two direct reports including development planning, objective setting & reviews
Further guidance and mentoring of three indirect reports across both the Management Accounts & AP functions
Ensuring deadlines are understood & met
Ad hoc financial analysis
Support the Head of Finance in various financial projects
WHAT YOU'LL HAVE
A qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
Minimum 2 years’ post qualification experience
Ideally gained in a similar (Retail/Fast paced) organisation
Previous management experience
Obsessed by controls and processes
Strong IT skills including advanced Excel
Excellent interpersonal skills and a love of building relationships
WHO YOU ARE
You are a positive and pro-active individual who is passionate about your career and are looking to progress it with Sweaty Betty. You flourish in a fast paced environment and aren’t phased by an evolving business & its needs.
You enjoy coaching others to reach their full potential and helping them grow in their roles. You are excellent at communicating with all levels of the business and can demonstrate this gravitas across suppliers & colleagues.
Organised by nature with a fine attention to detail, you also like to have fun at work and channel enthusiasm into your role.
WHAT WE DO FOR YOU
Generous clothing allowance, lots of office workout classes, free on site gym, sample sales, cycle to work scheme, season ticket loans…and lots more!
Fulham Green, London
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for this position, please email your CV & cover letter (telling us why you want to work for Sweaty Betty) to firstname.lastname@example.org