Vacancy posted: Saturday, 22 Sep 2012
Like most fast growing businesses success has come from hard work, tenacity and determination with the owners initially investing most of their time and energy on the website, developing sales channels, supply contracts and distribution networks. Now a sizeable business, the owners are starting to establish the administrative infrastructure to bridge the company to its next growth phase. An ambitious, confident and highly commercial Finance manager is now required to help build and develop the business.
A dynamic Chartered Accountant, you’ll work closely with the Owner/Managing Director providing financial information that not only tells the story of how the business is performing but also challenges areas where the business can do better. To succeed in this role you must be both a great accountant and passionate about business. This role stretches beyond accounts preparation.
With a thirst for knowledge and a can-do attitude you’ll have some rough edges but be well on your way to being the finished article. The challenge in this role is as big as you want it to be – think big!
- Build accounting systems and process
Currently, the preparation of accounts is outsourced. Management get quarterly profit and loss and balance sheets and whilst this was acceptable when the business was smaller there is now an urgent need for faster, monthly reporting.
- Establish financial control
Sitting alongside implementation of a new accounting system there is a need to establish sensible financial and business controls over such areas as: sales order processing, invoice authorisation, expenses, returns, chargebacks, capital expenditure etc
- Forward planning
Growing businesses need good (six months +) plans and budgets to ensure there are enough resources (space, people, stocks, cash etc) to deliver the growth plan.
- Challenge costs
The business is now of a size that should allow it to negotiate better pricing from its service providers. An accountant is sought that will identify key cost types and benchmark costs to help lead better buying decisions.
- Managing and developing colleagues
It’s a young multi-cultural team with untapped talent. Colleagues need nurturing and training to become rounded business professionals capable of challenging for promotion and higher responsibilities.
- Inspiring and energizing the team
E-tailing is a fast paced ‘do it today’ environment. There’s a need to keep colleagues motivated and energized to deliver business success. The WWW is constantly evolving and liGo wants a team inspired to deliver ideas and service levels that will keep it at the forefront of the market.
The business has a number of key suppliers and its important that all business colleagues help manage and nurture supplier relations so that liGo continues as a trusted partner to their brands.
- Continually reassessing corporate and operational risk
Risk is heightened in growing businesses due to the need to keep a careful balance between working capital and investment in stocks/people to facilitate the growth. Robust budgets and forecasts are needed to build cash flow models that will help optimize working capital resources.
- Promoting a culture of market leading customer service
Reputation is important to online retailers and liGo has worked hard to establish a track record of good customer service. Maintaining and advancing the businesses reputation for service is fundamental to all roles within the logo business.
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