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Finance Manager Europe & UK (M/F) - CDI full-time

Paris, Ile-de-France (FR)
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time

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ZIMMERMANN is one of Australia's leading and most respected fashion labels. In Australia, ZIMMERMANN maintains a collection of stand-alone stores across the country, creating seductive and dynamic retail destinations that reflect the brand’s modern and optimistic aesthetic. Demand from its growing international clients has seen the opening of ZIMMERMANN stores in the United States, United Kingdom and Europe.

At ZIMMERMANN, the enjoyment, engagement and satisfaction of our clients is at the heart of our brand vision. Achieving this goal relies on the passion, energy, collaboration and creativity of high performing talent within our team across the world. It also requires a key strategic focus on hiring professionals who will push the creative boundaries and explore the possibilities within every area of our organisation.

A rare opportunity exists for an outstanding Finance Manager Europe & UK, to join our team in Paris, Head Office for a permanent full-time contract (CDI).

As our Finance Manager Europe & UK, you will be responsible for managing the P&L and Balance Sheet for all UK and European regions. Maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements while also providing commercial support to internal stakeholders.

To be successful, you will be flexible, dynamic and eager to learn!




  • Recruit and develop a local EU accounting team (under the strategic direction of Zimm HQ)
  • Provide daily management and support to the local accounting team (includes accounting, tax, AR, AP and payroll)
  • Oversee the development and ongoing training needs of the local accounting team Proactively identify and address process improvement opportunities

Month End (UK & EU)

  • Drive the accurate completion of month end close in line with agreed timelines
  • Review monthly P&L’s and provide commentary on key variances to budget / forecast Update monthly P&L forecasts
  • Oversee the completion of monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Prepare key stakeholder reports as required Liaise with internal stakeholders as required

Year End Procedures (UK & EU)

  • Oversee the year end audit and corporate tax processes of local subsidiaries as required
  • Preparation of year end statutory accounts for local subsidiaries as required

Budget Preparation (UK & EU)

  • Oversee the preparation of annual budgets for all assigned geographies

3 Year Plan

  • Support the CFO during the yearly 3 year business plan process as required

Commercial Support

  • Provide commercial support to the EU President, including but not limited to such activities as new store evaluation models and forecasting activities
  • Imbed financial acumen into the local practices

Property (UK & EU)

  • Interpret property leases & maintain the key terms schedule
  • Prepare accounting leasing schedules as required Approval of monthly rental invoices

Indirect Taxes (UK & EU)

  • Work with the Global Tax Manager to ensure that all indirect tax returns across assigned geographies are completed in a timely and accurate manner
  • Work with the Global Tax Manager to ensure compliance with local regulations and adherence to all reporting deadlines across assigned geographies
  • Research and understand the local tax and accounting requirements of all new geographies
  • Liaise with external agencies and support providers as required
  • Streamline and automate processes to reduce administrative burden of compliance tasks

Ad hoc

  • Deal with external accountants as required
  • Assist CFO, Financial Director & Senior Management team as directed


- You are a qualified CA/ CPA
- You have between 5 and 7 years' experience, including a first successful experience in a similar international  environment
- You have already managed a team
- You are fluent in French and English
- Rigour and organisation are essential for this position
- Excellent interpersonal skills are required for coordination with all departments and markets.
- Previous experience in the retail sector would be a plus.


This is an opportunity for applicants who strive for excellence in their field.

Why work with us?

· Bespoke development plans and access to strong mentors and industry leaders

· Ongoing Training & Development to grow your career within Zimmermann

· Seasonal uniform provided to all team members

· Generous Employee Discount and Bonus Structure

· Employee Referral Program with the opportunity to earn bonuses for successful placements

· Opportunity to progress your career within an Australian global luxury brand, including international opportunities

· Work with high-end fashion and alongside fellow passionate and dedicated Zimmermann team members

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Zimmermann is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment on the basis of their individual capabilities and qualifications ensuring a strong corporate commitment to diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.




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