Senior Financial Accountant-Retail Focus

  • £65k+ bonus (competitive)
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Non-disclosed
  • 15 Mar 18 2018-03-15

The client is a private family investment office based in London and Zurich. It has a varied and interesting portfolio of directly managed private equity (mainly retail sector) and real estate investments as well as retail investments and businesses. The portfolio also includes externally managed assets and a venture philanthropy arm. A qualified accountant is required to work alongside key members of the team, whose principal responsibilities will involve managing the accounts for a number of retail and start-up companies. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with experience with start-up businesses or someone who is willing to learn more.

The role includes:

  • Creating financial forecasts on a monthly/annual basis
  • Cashflow management
  • Liaising closely with the finance department on all financial and compliance aspects
  • Preparing budgets and financial plans for the company incorporating appropriate market research as required
  • Ensuring costs are tightly managed by identifying and implementing cost savings at the earliest opportunity
  • Reviewing all financial information prepared and reporting to the private equity team or Managing Director of the relevant portfolio company
  • Assisting the Managing Director or private equity team in presenting all financial reports to the stakeholders and members of the board



  • Bachelor's or master's degree required (in finance, business, economics, or a related field desirable)
  • Relevant accounting qualified experience
  • Several years of experience in a Fashion / Retail business environment
  • Relevant experience in the field of retail business operations / analytics, strategic consultancy in retail sector
  • Ability to apply critical thinking and problem-solving; demonstrating excellent research and analytical skills
  • Excellent level of computer literacy
  • Experience in preparing a business for sale an advantage


What the role offers:

  • A fast-paced motivated work environment
  • A high degree of autonomy and entrepreneurship
  • The chance to be part of a dynamic cross-function team
  • Competitive salary dependent on experience