Position: Finance Transformation Manager Location: London Salary: £70,000 -£73,000 Posting date: 25/06/2020 Closing Date for application: 23/07/2020
About the role:
Based in London and reporting to the Head of Finance Transformation, you will have the opportunity to work in an incredibly strategic role, helping to transform and scale the Farfetch Finance team to ensure it is truly ‘revolutionary’ and globally aligned.
You will be responsible for the Global review of all Finance processes and defining a strategy of how we can streamline our current offering and build a Finance team of the future.
What you’ll do:
• You will identify operational finance improvements leading to increased accuracy and efficiency of the month end process • You will collaborate with the wider Finance team and continuously monitor internal processes, identify industry trends and value creation opportunities to maximize the potential of the department and build a Finance Team of the future • You will look to automate and innovate across the Finance spectrum • You will help define the strategy and be accountable for implementation of the Finance Change and Transformation strategy, including implementation of the Finance Operating Model. • You will be a key support for business integrations post acquisition • You will work closely with the Finance Systems and Internal Control teams to ensure the design and effectiveness of systems, processes and controls provides a strong and robust environment, with effective Sarbannes-Oxley compliant control frameworks • You will develop a robust Key Stakeholder map and Change management agenda to support the proposed transformation • You will take charge of project management and seamless execution of the Finance Transformation strategy
Who you are:
• You have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business, or Accountancy or Commerce related subjects, with a professional accounting qualification on top • You have hands on knowledge of Finance processes and a great idea of what ‘excellent’ looks like, with experience in a Sarbannes-Oxley environment • You have strong technical accounting experience in IFRS and experience in external reporting for SEC listed entities • You have experience in the Luxury e-commerce market • You have a proven track record of successfully implementing high profile strategic projects, managing multiple projects/deadlines and multitasking with ease • You have a proven track record of implementing new SOX compliant processes in Finance, from initial source information through to the operational finance process and the technical reporting requirements • You have the ability to work autonomously • You have strong communication skills both written and verbal, able to communicate/influence/negotiate easily and effectively across stakeholders from team members to executive management • You have the ability to concisely and logically communicate insights and suggestions, whether verbally (including in meetings), in writing or through Executive-level, professional presentations. • You have a positive, collaborative and engaging approach to working with colleagues • You have a serious can-do attitude, proactive in issue and risk resolution. • You are motivated to take the lead on structuring often-ambiguous problems to enable creative, effective, and efficient solutions. This will leave you to help scale our business and support the overall goal of creating a world class team.