Management Accountant (Italian speaking) - Fashion Retail - Central London - c.£50k + bonus + excellent benefits with 60% employee discount on all products
This US listed Fashion Retail Group who own several instantly recognisable brands and are doing exceptionally well with strong performance from their E-Commerce, wholesale and direct retail outlets.
Known for high-quality apparel and footwear they have managed to achieve up to 60% year-on-year growth with some of their brands, and thus have plans to increase their headcount and create new entities across the EMEA business to further develop their local retail channels.
About the role:
Due to this growth the business is looking to create a new entity in Italy and take more control of the market. As the lead Management Accountant you will own the creation and financial management of the Italian business, providing hands on support across the finance operations, supporting the EMEA Financial Controller and EMEA Senior Finance Manager in implementing monthly and quarterly processes and controls.
On top of managing the Italian entity, you will also manage reporting for various retail channels across the rest of the EMEA business (which is currently £750m turnover across 8 markets including the UK), including a strong E-Commerce offering and some 20 stores, flagships, concessions, and outlets.
You will also partner the Retail Ops teams helping them understand their costs, and work with the FP&A team to understand the Plan/Forecast each quarter for all retail stores. You will need to closely track and explain variances, review EMEA retail channel margin and related provisions, and understand the current market and adjust provisions accordingly.
What experience you need to be successful:
- Fluent Italian speaker with experience working in Italy or with Italian GAAP
- Good knowledge of accounting, month-end, controls
- Gravitas to work with senior stakeholders both internally and externally