Finance Transformation Manager


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Finance Transformation Manager, Farfetch


London, United Kingdom







Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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About the department:

We're a truly global team with a presence in all of our locations around the world. Our biggest teams are based in the UK and Portugal. Our team in Porto focuses on financial reporting and operations, while the Group Finance team in London is made up of Tax, Legal, Treasury and Commercial Finance. 

All of our teams play an instrumental role within the business, from developing best practice, delivering strategic projects and helping us to tell our story with data. All our teams work closely together to provide a support network for the business, ensuring the long-term success of Farfetch!  

The role:

Based in London and reporting to the Head of Finance Transformation, you will have the opportunity to work in an incredibly strategic role, helping to transform and scale the Farfetch Finance team to ensure it is truly ‘revolutionary’ and globally aligned.

You will be responsible for the Global review of all Finance systems and processes and defining a strategy of how we can streamline our current offering and build a Finance team of the future.

What you’ll do:

  • You will identify improvements leading to increased accuracy and efficiency of the month end process
  • You will collaborate with the wider Finance team and continuously monitor internal processes, identify industry trends and value creation opportunities to maximize potential of the department and build a Finance Team of the future
  • You will look to automate and innovate across the Finance spectrum
  • You will help define the strategy and be accountable for implementation of the Finance Change and Transformation strategy.
  • You will be a key support for business integrations post acquisition
  • You will work closely with the Finance systems and Internal Control teams to ensure the design and effectiveness of systems, processes and controls provides a strong and robust environment
  • You will develop a robust Key Stakeholder map and Change management agenda to support the proposed transformation
  • You will take charge of project management and seamless execution of the Finance Transformation strategy 

The Ideal Candidate

Who you are:

  • You have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a finance related subject
  • You have hands on knowledge of Finance processes and a great idea of what ‘excellent’ looks like
  • You have strong financial modelling skills as well as business and data analysis skills
  • You have a proven track record of successfully implementing high profile strategic projects, managing multiple projects/deadlines and multitasking with ease
  • You have the ability to work autonomously You have strong communication skills both written and verbal, able to communicate/influence/negotiate easily and effectively across stakeholders from team members to executive management
  • You have the ability to concisely and logically communicate insights and suggestions, whether verbally (including in meetings), in writing or through Executive-level, professional presentations.
  • You have a positive, collaborative and engaging approach to working with colleagues
  • You have a serious can-do attitude, proactive in issue and risk resolution.
  • You are motivated to take the lead on structuring often-ambiguous problems to enable creative, effective, and efficient solutions. This will leave to help scale our business and support the overall goal of creating a world class team.

About Us

Farfetch is the leading global technology platform for the luxury fashion industry. Founded in 2007 by José Neves for the love of fashion, and launched in 2008, Farfetch began as an e-commerce marketplace for luxury boutiques around the world. Today the Farfetch marketplace connects customers in 190 countries with items from more than 48 countries and over 1,000 of the world's best boutiques and brands, delivering a truly unique shopping experience and access to the most extensive selection of luxury on a single platform. Through its business units, which also include Store of The Future, Farfetch Black & White Solutions, Browns, and Stadium Goods, Farfetch continues to invest in innovation and develop key technologies, business solutions, and services for the luxury fashion industry.