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City of London, London
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12 June 2019
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Director of Finance - Europe

Are you a commercial and strategically minded Finance Director? Do have a strong technical accounting background with experience working in a multinational, multicurrency, retail environment? Are you looking for an exciting opportunity where you can oversee the operations of a European business and manage the finance, accounting, regulatory and taxation across Europe?

If the answer is yes, then this could be the role for you!


* Working for a global retailer
* International exposure
* Opportunity to influence commercial and strategic decisions at senior level


* Reporting to the Global Controller
* Responsible for managing and leading a finance team of 30
* Responsible for all European finance functions, including: transactional and commercial
* Supports the European monthly and quarterly close through the analysis of financial results and interpretation of trends
* Responsible for all financial reporting, maintaining robust financial reviews and creating transparency into business results
* Leading the annual external audit
* Maintaining regulatory and statutory compliance in all countries
* Partnering with the US Treasury team
* Leading the annual budgeting process
* Evaluate the business case for new investment initiatives with robust financial analysis and providing input on the structuring of deals
* Assisting in setting up operations in new countries


* Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA), with significant post-qualified experience
* Experience of working in a multinational, multicurrency environment, Retail environment
* Proven ability to work as a business partner to senior management and be able to interact effectively and to influence across all levels of management
* Thorough knowledge of financial statement preparation, UK GAAP reporting, with hands on experience of underlying processes, exposure to international accounting and ideally knowledge of and experience with US GAAP
* Experience using Oracle would be advantageous

This is an exclusive opportunity, so if you are interested in the role apply here!

Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003