Changes in the market affect the way we do business at the most fundamental level. As Finance Manager within our Inventory department, that means constantly reviewing inventory and margin accounting processes to make sure they are as accurate as possible. It’s about establishing certainties – processes that can be depended on – in a market that is anything but so that we can move forward confidently as a smarter, better business.
As well as being skilled with the finer technicalities of finance at a global retailer – FX restatements, I/co profit inventory adjustments plus, volume and spend movements – you’ll ensure digestible for others when you communicate it across the organisation. When UK GAAP and IFRS make changes, for example, you’ll be the one to assess their impact and disseminate your findings to the wider business in a way that really hits home for those affected giving us the groundwork to enable us to respond quicker than the competition.
So, as much as about it’s about having specialist knowledge to make our accounting processes as accurate and insightful as possible, it’s also about being the kind of person who can communicate well at all levels. In short, it’s a role for a true leader. Someone who can inspire their team and create the kind of environment that encourages and rewards competence and motivation. Because staying abreast of all the functions of our finance department – whether that’s stock integrity, PO pricing or risk monitoring – demands a team that functions as perfectly as any of the accounting processes you’ll deliver.
A bit about you
Millions of pairs of shoes sold. Businesses valued in the billions. 12,000 employees in 75 different countries. Big numbers reflecting a big business that generates a huge amount of financial data. Data that – as an ACA, ACCA or ACMA qualified accountant – you’ll manage with utmost competence and the kind of consummate professional skill that can only come from experience – especially in stock valuation principles and managing control accounts. You’ll also need rock solid understanding when it comes to all Finance related IT including SAP, MM modules and interface points with FI.
The competence you exude filters through your colleagues to inspire and motivate them so they can move forward as a united team working together to take a creative approach to making financial processes more accurate, quicker to respond to market changes, and, ultimately, better at satisfying uniquely demanding Clarks customers. And it’s not just your own team you inspire, but teams across the organisation. Why? Because you’re credible. You’re collected. You embody the best practice that you encourage in others. You stand out – and that’s why you’ll fit in just fine, here.
Life with us
Over 46 million pairs of Clarks shoes are sold globally. That makes us a £1.5 billion business and a truly worldwide brand. We now have some 12,000 employees across 75 different countries – everywhere from Europe to the Americas. Despite being the world’s leading global casual footwear brand, we’re still majority owned by the Clark family and based in Street, Somerset – where the Clarks business began. Street is the nerve centre of our business, driving growth and the whole Clarks success story.
We’ve already told you about the degree of flexibility you’ll enjoy as a valued addition to our business – but that’s just the start. As well as development opportunities, pension and a competitive salary, you’ll also enjoy a variety of other benefits. These range from 25 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays) to discounted healthcare. And, as everyone loves new shoes, you’ll also get a very healthy discount on our products.
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