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Head of Finance

Head of Finance

Job Introduction

  • Head of Finance
  • Full time, permanent contract
  • Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
  • This will be an office based role with the opportunity for one day at home per week following initial training period
  • Salary Circa 100k per annum (depending on experience) plus car allowance, excellent profit share, profit bonus and benefits
  • Reporting to the Managing Director


We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Head of Finance to join our senior management team at our head office in Lytham St Annes.

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant who will oversee all financial aspects of business and drive the company's financial strategy and planning as well as being responsible for assessing the financial performance of the business. 

In this role there is a balance of hands on ‘doing’ as well as strategic planning required. Experience working with and influencing senior leaders and at board level is essential.

About Beaverbrooks

We’re a family business. And you can tell that when you get here. It feels like family.

Established in 1919 we now have 85 locations across the UK, with 63 Beaverbrooks stores plus 22 dedicated brand boutiques including Tag Heuer, OMEGA, Breitling and Tudor. We also have our very successful ecommerce website, which was launched in 2001. We provide exceptional quality diamonds, jewellery and watches as well as top name brands such as TAG Heuer, Omega, Breitling, Tudor, Gucci and Vivienne Westwood.

Our purpose is to enrich lives, which simply means making a positive difference to the world we live in. We donate 20 per cent of retained profits to charity and since the year 2000, Beaverbrooks has donated £23.5 million to over 750 different charities.

We pride ourselves on the work we do for local communities and in support of this we offer charity matching – you raise it, we match it! You can also take 2 paid charity days per year where you can spend time away from the business doing charity work and take time off to give blood.

The awards we’ve been given as an employer speak volumes about what it’s like to work here, some of which are:

  • UK's 3rd Best Large Company to Work For – Best Companies 2023 – based on employee feedback (We’ve been in the top 10 for the last 5 years)
  • Retail's Best Company to Work For - Best Companies 2023
  • 3 star accreditation from Best Companies for the 18th year running, which reflects 'world class' levels of workplace engagement.
  • ‘The Happiest Place to Work’, in partnership with Retail Trust, at the Retail Week Awards 2023

Role and Responsibilities

  • Supporting a finance department of 12 - directly responsible for a team of 3 (Accountant, finance manager and finance systems manager).
  • Responsible for driving strategies relating to improved financial planning and management, cost savings, financial legislation, budget setting etc.
  • Monitor all financial activities and performance against financial strategies presenting results and recommendations to the board.
  • Produce monthly management accounts, financial accounts,  and oversee financial audit and internal control.
  • Conduct analysis to prepare monthly, quarterly annual forecasts 
  • Oversee all accounting and tax internal controls to ensure compliance with tax and regulatory environment including CCO and SAO responsibilities
  • Cashflow management
  • Scenario planning
  • Oversee director & shareholder responsibilities
  • Work alongside the business Project Team to support key business projects as required
  • Forecasting Cash & FX requirements on a monthly basis
  • Maintain Fixed Asset register 
  • Budgeting and planning 
  • Manage Group Corporation tax matters
  • Provide financial information, analysis, and advice on business issues to key stakeholders
  • Maintain effective working relationships with budget holding managers within the business

Skills and Experience required

  • Broad knowledge of all accounting, financial and business principles
  • Qualified accountant with experience in management accounting.
  • Experience in multisite retail / ecommerce business would be advantageous
  • In-depth understanding of cash flow management, bank reconciliation and bookkeeping
  • Firsthand experience with budgeting and risk management
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills
  • Team builder & clear communicator, to underpin the role
  • A supportive and engaging management style
  • Experience working with and influencing senior leaders is essential

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