Christopher Kane is the London label challenging fashion ideologies and notions of beauty since 2006. The ordinary is transformed into the extraordinary when collections that start with autobiographical inspirations are realised using innovative techniques.
Founded by brother and sister Christopher and Tammy Kane, the label launched following Christopher’s award-winning Central Saint Martin’s MA show.
London Fashion Week shows such as Domestic Services, Sex in Nature and More Joy are unpredictable and provocative. Each season is diverse yet distinctly Christopher Kane with sensuality, creativity and with ever present.
Winner of the Vogue Fashion Fund and 4 British Fashion Awards, including New Designer of the Year and later British Fashion Designer of the Year.
Upending expectations of luxury with playful irreverence, the label is the benchmark for those who dress to please themselves.
This is an Accountant role working alongside the Finance Director and cross functionally. It will provide Financial and Commercial support for the business as well as assisting in designing and implementing improved reporting, processes, controls, and systems across the organisation.
A key aim for the Finance function is to continually improve reporting transparency across the business to enable better decision making by non-financial managers.
Preparation of quarter end and year end accounts
Monthly management information and dashboard: P&L / Balance Sheet / Cashflow completion and ownership Sales / Margin / Channel analysis and reporting Departmental cost control and accountability
Prepare and assist in budget and forecast process
Administer and maintain financial, expenses and invoice software e.g. Xero, Pleo
Business Partner with Commercial / Operational teams for analysis and ad-hoc projects
Build and update trackers for long term business planning
Assist / manage the statutory financial statements completion and audit process
Supervise outsourced finance function for transactional and compliance related finance e.g. Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Bank Reconciliations, Tax, Payroll
Ideally you will be a qualified / final stage part qualified accountant (ACCA, CIMA, or international equivalent), with an understanding and awareness of UK accounting and tax compliance
Experience within a similar industry with a focus on E-Commerce / Wholesale / Stock based Finance role
Excellent organisation skills, attention to detail and able to take ownership of the deliverables and deadlines that sit within the role
You should have experience in process development and improvement as well as problem solving
Confident working autonomously and managing a multi-faceted role
Has a proactive approach and will provide value added support across the business
Strong Excel skills – ideally financial statement modelling / reporting dashboard creation and improvements
Experience of working with non-finance staff, owners, and department managers
Knowledge of Xero software would also be beneficial