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Senior Finance Analyst

JW Anderson
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Competitive Salary
Closing date
16 Dec 2021

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Job Role:

Under the supervision of the FD, the Senior Finance Analyst will work across the business to provide vital financial information & insight to drive the business to meet its strategic goals. This is an extremely varied role with autonomy to identify performance improvement & efficiency opportunities through clear & thorough analysis as well as identification & measurement of KPI’s. This position acts as a true business partner to the Senior Management team on financial & strategic projects but also on day-to-day operations.

Main Responsibilities:

Analysis & Business Strategy
• Provide a strong & trusted financial partnership supporting all areas of the business to ensure the achievement of targets, by first securing the numbers, & then using your knowledge of the business to improve existing practices & challenge the status quo.
• Strong monitoring & analysis of margins & key drivers in delivering growth.
• Preparation of key commentary for shareholder reporting.
• Contribute to the Global planning process to ensure timely & accurate reporting to the Group, including modelling & scenario analysis.
• Understanding business drivers & focusing the business on delivering key objectives
• Preparation & reporting of P&L, Balance sheet & Cash flow to the Group in Paris including insightful analysis on Budgets, Forecasts & Strategic plans.
• Capital/ funding proposals to FD where required.

Business Partnering
Financial business partner to the various areas of responsibility including:
• Overseeing & advising on commercial pricing decisions for new seasons/ geographies;
• Participating in various cross business decisions, & ensure a strong commercial finance presence;
• For every planning cycle, working with each area of the business to have a clear understanding of the risks and how to mitigate them;
• Tracking projects vs budget to drive cost efficiencies;
• Analyse areas of potential growth/ overspends to the management team & clearly communicating these to senior management;
• Benchmarking investment proposals & advise whether they enable the business to meet the wider strategic objective;
• Working closely with logistic/ warehouse teams to manage inventory levels & freight/duty implications to minimise P&L exposure.
Internal Control
• Work closely with Financial Accountant & Operations Manager to ensure internal control policies & procedures are in place.
• Work on finance processes & procedures to be in line with LVMH internal control expectations.
• Initiate & propose ways to improve internal control.
• Ensure best business practise is being implemented around the various responsibility areas & internal processes are robust.

Management Reporting/ Controlling:
• Ensuring weekly & monthly reporting is produced in an accurate & timely manner.
• Liaising & challenging the Financial team to ensure robust & accurate monthly reporting.
• Ensure that the Capital expenditure of the global business is kept within the budget framework.
• Analysing, questioning, & assisting in validation of the management reports.
• Analysis of Actuals vs Budget for each department by monitoring of operational budgets.
• Preparation of Stock & Purchases reconciliations & monthly accruals.
• Instruct accounting team on judgemental journals to prepare each closing.

Education & experience:
• 5 years’ experience in a similar role. Familiarity with the Fashion industry & retail business is a plus
• Finance Degree, Master Finance 1 or 2, DESCF, CIMA or part qualified ACCA candidate
• Software: Advanced Excel, good knowledge of Power Point, Experience with corporate ERP (JDE) & reporting systems
• Fluency in English. French &/or Italian is a plus
• Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously & manage deadlines & ad hoc requests
• High level of detail orientation as well as strong analytical & accounting skills
• Good communication, autonomous, rigorous, pro-active, committed to quality
• Precision, strong commitment & high energy
• Ability to work collaboratively & under pressure


Northern Irish designer Jonathan Anderson established JW Anderson in 2008.

At first an elaborate collection of accessories quickly attracted attention, enabling the fledgling label to show on-schedule during 2008’s London Fashion Week.

The success of this debut collection earned both critical acclaim and commercial success for Anderson, whose label is now regarded as one of London’s most innovative and forward thinking brands.

Its unique design aesthetic offers a modern interpretation of masculinity and femininity by creating thought-provoking silhouettes through a conscious cross-pollination between menswear and womenswear elements. This idiosyncratic perspective, which earned the label a cult following, prompted JW Anderson to present a women’s capsule collection in 2010.

A steady growth in demand gave occasion to JW Anderson first stand-alone on-schedule women’s show at London Fashion Week. International editors and buyers have also taken note, gaining the label a prominent reputation in the US, Europe and Asian markets.

JW Anderson has evolved into an internationally renowned and award-winning brand, with accolades including British Fashion Awards for ‘Emerging Talent, Ready-to-Wear’ (2012) and ‘The New Establishment Award’ (2013).

A recent investment by LVMH Moët Hennessy further cements JW Anderson‘s status as a rising, new-generation brand. Following the investment Jonathan Anderson was also appointed Creative Director of Loewe, and works on both brands in tandem. 

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020 3713 9884
21 Parr Street
N1 7GW

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