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Reference Code:  45422

Head of Accounting

Watchfinder

Kent, KEN, GB

Permanent
  
  

Since Watchfinder & Co. was first founded in 2002, it has grown to become the premier resource from which to buy and sell premium pre-owned watches. With thousands of watches available from more than 50 brands, including Rolex, Omega, IWC and more, plus boutiques across the UK and a manufacturer certified service centre, Watchfinder has established itself as the top pre-owned watch specialist.

Join Watchfinder and build your career today!

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How will you make an Impact? 

The is an exciting opportunity for a Head of Accounting to join the business and become an integral part in the continued growth at Watchfinder. Playing a key role in the construction of the finance function at international level together with the CFO, you will overlook the full accounting of our UK headquarter entity, the management reporting to Richemont Group and the payment office of our international customer transactions. Given our rapid international expansion, you will also be in charge to coordinate the finance integration of new legal entities in new international markets, and the finance integration of new finance and transactional tools supporting the development of our business model.

 

You will be an experienced people manager that is decisive, used to change management, with a strong business sense, to be a recognized business partner within the company. As a Fully Qualified ACA/ACCA Accountant with substantial experience gained in either industry or reputable accounting firm, demonstrating exceptional leadership qualities, you will drive and lead your team to support our rapidly growing organization.

 

You will manage and develop your team of 12 people and empower each individual, to ensure the accounting team can support proactively the evolution of the business.

 

Accounting and Financial Reporting

  • Manage the accounting of our UK headquarter entity according to IFRS accounting standards, including intercompany transactions with international entities, using SAP
  • Manage the management accounting and the monthly reporting package to Richemont Group
  • Ensure accounts all are reconciled monthly and all variances are rationalized with supporting business assumptions
  • Ensure effective processing, authorization and payment of all invoices (stock and non-stock) across our various systems, for all our legal entities internationally
  • Ensure the proper finance integration of new legal entities in new international markets, and the finance integration of new finance and transactional tools supporting the development of our business model.
  • Ensure with IT that the ERP interface to SAP constantly evolves in order to reflect the changes in our business model
  • Strive for continued process improvement within your department to improve and streamline processes to better serve the business and implement them
  • Act as control owner for your areas of responsibility in line with Richemont Internal Controls System

 

Finance Operations

  • Ensure effective processing, authorization and payment of all invoices (stock and non-stock) across our various systems, for all our legal entities internationally

 

Finance Projects

  • Lead the integration of finance processes into new legal entities and new international markets
  • Implement new finance and transactional tools to support the development of our business model
  • Ensure with IT that the ERP interface to SAP constantly evolves in order to reflect the changes in our business model
  • Strive for continued process improvement within your department to improve and streamline processes to better serve the business and implement them

 

How will you experience success with us? 

 

  • Fully Qualified ACA/ACCA Accountant with minimum 10 experience
  • Background within a digital/e-commerce ideal but not essential
  • Big Four, International Group experience desirable
  • Experience in leading and developing a team whilst driving change within a finance function
  • Strong people management skills, a confident communicator that can remain calm in challenging situations
  • Proactive, solution-oriented with strong business sense
  • At ease with data and able to interact with IT on ERP developments, SAP experience
  • Organised, efficient, with ability to have the top-down view together with an excellent attention to detail
  • Team player with the ability to multitask, work independently and meet deadlines

 

How do we keep you smiling?

As a significant member of the Watchfinder community, you are also part of a much bigger family at Richemont. We strongly believe in internal development, mobility and offering various opportunities to enhance both your personal and professional development. This is an exciting time to be joining Watchfinder, supporting the business expand and be involved in some key strategic projects from your first few weeks. 

 

On top of this we offer a competitive salary and benefits package which includes:

  • Private healthcare and dental
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Holiday scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistant programme
  • Extensive group discounts
  • Free Shuttle Bus from train station to HQ 
  • Flexible working Hours. 

 

Your Journey with us.. 

1st Stage – After your application has been selected, our Talent team will reach out to you within two weeks to conduct and introductory call

2nd Stage – Video interview with the CFO & HR representative for Watchfinder

3rd Stage - Final Interview with the HR Director.