Financial Controller

Fred Perry
London (Greater) (GB)
28 Jun 2022
14 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Triple Wimbledon champion Fred Perry founded his brand in 1952. He was the son of a cotton spinner, who played and fought his way through, always with style – and despite the establishment. Today, Fred Perry is a global community of over 370 employees, all inspired by the Laurel Wreath and what it represents


The business is in the process of implementing a new transformative ERP system. During this time our Head of Finance requires support to manage the Finance team and deliver to stakeholders both internal and external. We are therefore seeking a Financial Controller to join us on this exciting journey.

The ideal candidate will be a fully qualified Finance professional who is capable of hitting the ground running. We are looking for someone with a track record of managing and developing people, an eye for detail and sound technical knowledge.


  • Co-ordinate the team to deliver Management Accounts in a timely fashion
  • Review costs, provide variance analysis, and oversee distribution of cost centre reporting
  • Work with budget holders to deliver the financial strategy
  • Manage annual financial audit and support preparation of statutory accounts
  • Finalise UK corporation tax returns and work with tax advisers to ensure compliance in all territories
  • Support production of the annual Budget
  • Support, mentor and develop a team of enthusiastic and committed individuals.


  • Ability to manage in a collaborative and co-operative way
  • Qualified Accountant with 3-5 years + post qualification experience
  • Experience of managing a finance team
  • Strong technical knowledge and application
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Self-starter able to operate on own initiative
  • Solve problems and drive process improvements
  • Experience in Retail/Wholesale (desirable)
  • Good communication skills.
  • Confident and able to build good relationships across the business and with key partners.


We actively encourage our teams to have a good work/life balance and so we are pleased to offer flexible working shifts at Fred Perry HQ. Our core shift hours are from 10am – 4.30pm and so employees can choose to start and finish early, or start and finish late. (i.e. work 8:00am-4:30pm, or 10:00am-6:30pm etc). We also have 30-minute early finish on Fridays.

As we continue to work in a more flexible way, the Head Office acts a brand hub, where we can all connect and collaborate with one another. This role is a mix of office based (London) and remote working. We will expect the employee to come into the office regularly for face-to-face meetings and to work alongside their team on collaborative projects.


We are proud to offer a wide range of benefits to all our staff, and continue to reassess what our community needs from us to thrive. We don’t want to be a good company to work for, we want to be a great one. Here are some things we currently offer:

  • Annual performance-related bonus
  • Competitive salary, reviewed every year
  • Generous staff discount and regular sample sales
  • Generous pension scheme with 8.5% company contribution
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days holiday annually
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity packages
  • Life insurance
  • Private healthcare
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Early finish Fridays
  • Season ticket loan
  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Annual Birthday vouchers
  • Regular opportunities to attend gigs / events

We actively welcome applications from people of all different backgrounds. Your CV will be submitted to hiring managers with all personal details hidden to ensure anonymity.

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