Management Accountant

London (West), London (Greater)
Salary of up to £45k p.a depending on experience, pro rata
18 Aug 2020
17 Sep 2020
Contract Type

Founded by Samantha Cameron in 2017, Cefinn is a London-based label creating chic, grown-up fashion for the multitasking woman.

We are looking for a bright and highly organised individual to support and develop our Finance team. The Financial Controller / Management Accountant will be responsible for the accounting function, ensuring books and records are maintained to business and legal requirements, and for developing and maintaining the company’s reporting structure, including sales performance and cost budgets, among other tasks.

This role will be a crucial part of a small, dynamic and fast growing team based in West London. We are happy to offer flexibility on part time work, study support, flexible working from home etc. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Day-to-day responsibility for the accounting and book keeping functions, ensuring books and records are maintained to business and legal requirements
  • Weekly bank reconciliations and monthly reconciliations of accounts
  • Invoicing and reconciling payments from Wholesale accounts
  • Closely monitor AR/AP functions to maintain effective cash-flow
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts in timely and accurate manner for key stakeholders and Board
  • Year-End accounts preparations for outsourced accountant
  • Production of monthly review pack
  • Manage audit process closely with Head of Finance and Operations
  • Preparation and filing of VAT Returns
  • Payroll processing and HR support
  • Collect sales data and present findings to the team in weekly reports
  • Support Finance and Operations Director in strategic work
  • Maintain fixed asset registers
  • Assist in various treasury functions including cash flow monitoring, foreign currency dealings and treasury administration duties

Candidate’s background 

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience in the Finance, Accounting or Economics field
  • Experience from similar role, ideally within the Retail Sector
  • Comfortable working with financial enterprise software; prior experience working in Brightpearl is highly meriting
  • Advanced user of Excel and all MS Office applications
  • Highly accurate, and meticulous eye for detail
  • Part- or newly qualified (ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, AAT or equivalent)
  • Good understanding of accounting principles, UK GAAP

Key Personal Competencies/Skills 

We are a small team so you must be proactive and willing to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in. In particular, we are looking for someone who:

  • Is highly motivated, hardworking and flexible, comfortable with change 
  • Is a logical and analytical thinker with a good eye for detail
  • Has a strong work ethic and enjoys multi-tasking
  • Takes pride in their work and enjoys seeing tasks through to completion
  • Is excellent at planning, organising and prioritising workload and work well under stress