HEAD OF FINANCE - GERMANY

Job title : HEAD OF FINANCE - GERMANY
Location : Cologne
Contact : Ben Smith
Call : Ben
Email : email Ben
Reference : 1138359
​THE SEARCH:

Altus Partners is delighted to be partnered with a Private Equity backed e-commerce platform based in Germany. The business is a leading brand within their field and has experienced strong organic growth due to their market position and award-winning platform. In line with the recent development capital raise, the company is looking to develop its product suite and increase its global market share. They are now seeking a Head of Finance to oversee the European finance function and work directly with the CFO as they continue to scale at pace.

 
THE ROLE:
  • Day-today oversight and management of the finance team as it continues to scale

  • Ensuring robust financial controls and frameworks are in place that can stand up to growth

  • Presenting insightful MI, analysis and financial information to the CFO and investors

  • Full ownership of the close process for the group ensuring the month is closed in a timely manner.

  • Preparation of multi-currency consolidation of the group P&L and Balance sheet

  • Implementation and continuous improvement of the management accounts pack to support the business growth and complexity.

  • Strong balance sheet control ensuring all account and reconciled and reviewed monthly.

  • Preparation and submission of UK year end statutory accounts

  • Working with our accountants for submission of year end corporation tax returns

  • Reviewing and ensuring the financial accounting for the group ensuring the correct treatment of items regarding revenue, intercompany and share options.

 

THE REQUIREMENTS:  
  • Prior audit experience at an accountancy firm is desired

  • Online/retail experience or experience is preferred

  • Experience in working for a high growth organisation is highly beneficial 

  • Team management/development exposure