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Financial Controller

£70,000 - £80,000 plus benefits.



The Business

Resourcery Group are currently working in partnership with, and behalf of, one of the UK’s fastest growing businesses, ‘fast-fashion’ womenswear brand, Oh Polly Ltd based on the Wirral.

A Sunday Times FastTrack 100 member (Top 20) and one of the most engaged, social-first retail brands in the UK, Oh Polly Ltd. is a rapidly growing pureplay fast-fashion brand selling women's clothing internationally.  With a global footprint, they have offices in Glasgow, the Wirral, Los Angeles, Dhaka, and Guangzhou with over 200 employees in the UK, and 300 directly employed worldwide.

Oh Polly Ltd.’s business model is social-first, centred around industry leading Instagram and Facebook accounts.  In 2019, Oh Polly was ranked as the 5th most engaged UK social media brand and as of have a combined following of over 5 million people. This puts them amongst the fastest growing fashion brands within the UK. 

The business has grown significantly over the past 5 years and is quickly developing into a truly world-renowned, global fashion brand.  On the back of this sustained growth the opportunity has arisen to appoint a new, experienced Financial Controller to work as a right hand and confidant to the Finance Director and help guide the business through the next stage of forecast rapid growth.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Finance Director, the role of Financial Controller takes day-to-day operational responsibility for managing the Finance department in a complex, fast-paced, ever-changing environment.

Trading across 5 platforms (3 web and 2 app) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in 150 countries, in multiple currencies and across various tax regions, with complicated shipping, warehousing and logistic operations, this is a complex business, but one which offers so much career opportunity. 

The business is growing at a high double-digit rate, irrespective of the pandemic and prevailing inflationary headwinds. The forecast for the next 5 years is for this growth rate to accelerate further.  As Financial Controller you will be central to the successful delivery of this growth.

Responsibilities cover both Balance Sheet and P&L:

  • Manage and lead the Finance team (Financial Accounting & Commercial Finance)
  • Preparation of statutory accounts
  • Preparation and submission of VAT returns
  • Development and production of monthly management accounts
  • Audit preparation and planning
  • Liaise with factory accountants in China and Bangladesh to develop transparency and insight into Production costs
  • Implementation of Financial Controls
  • Select and implement new accounting package
  • Deal with HMRC and Auditors
  • Other reasonable duties, as required

The role is not limited to a simple list of bullet points. In such a high growth business, the breadth of the role is defined as much by the demands of the market and business, as it is by the drive and ambition of the Financial Controller.

The opportunity exists for the successful applicant to be developed commercially by a vastly experienced Finance Director over the next few years.

The Profile

Applicants to the role of Financial Controller should:

  • Be ACA or ACCA qualified from Big4 or Top10 practice background
  • Possess strong technical accounting skills – statutory reporting, VAT, Corporation Tax, etc
  • Be capable of implementing strong financial controls
  • Be capable of supporting a system implementation (SAGE200)
  • Be a strong mentor and leader, capable of developing careers and the impact and efficacy of the finance function
  • Possess high levels of EQ capable of working with a global stakeholder group across various borders and time zones.

The Rewards

  • Competitive base salary
  • Company pension scheme
  • Private healthcare
  • Bonus
  • Relocation package for exceptional candidates
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • Corporate gym membership
  • 50% discount on all Oh Polly products