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Senior Financial Controller

Senior Financial Controller (m/f) - Retail, Hilversum

Hunkemöller is searching for a passionate and hands-on Senior Financial Controller to strengthen our International Headquarters team in Hilversum:

Overview:

Hunkemöller is the most successful lingerie retailer in Central/Northern Europe with a strong market position (No.1 in all 3 key markets) and high brand awareness. In February 2016, we were bought by The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms. We’ve experienced significant growth in recent years both in terms of sales and profitability. We’ve seen success in our expansion plans by opening stores in existing and new countries (like Norway and Russia) and we’ve placed a huge emphasis on our Omni-Channel business and operational excellence. To keep the momentum going, we need people with a ‘can do’ attitude who are motivated to drive our business forward. With this in mind and to support our continuous growth, we’re looking for a Senior Financial Controller who’ll report to our Manager Financial Controlling.

Hunkemöller is the most successful lingerie retailer in Central/Northern Europe with a strong market position (No.1 in all 3 key markets) and high brand awareness. In February 2016, we were bought by The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms. We’ve experienced significant growth in recent years both in terms of sales and profitability. We’ve seen success in our expansion plans by opening stores in existing and new countries (like Norway and Russia) and we’ve placed a huge emphasis on our Omni-Channel business and operational excellence. To keep the momentum going, we need people with a ‘can do’ attitude who are motivated to drive our business forward. With this in mind and to support our continuous growth, we’re looking for a Senior Financial Controller who’ll report to our Manager Financial Controlling.

Your major tasks and areas of responsibilities will be:

Prepare, analyse and explain management information whilst managing a small team & supporting them in the controlling of other areas (countries) of our business. This in order to manage and control the country organizations (internal information) and to prepare external (legally required) reporting. You’ll also be involved in financial projects & group consolidation.

Your main tasks and areas of responsibilities will be:

Area 1: Internal reporting

  • Prepare, analyse and explain periodical (monthly and yearly) internal reporting
  • Prepare, analyse and explain budget figures
  • Prepare periodical (monthly, yearly and budget) reporting to investors (Carlyle)
  • Prepare, analyse and explain store results
  • Prepare labour cost analyses and planning for store hours
  • Prepare and analyse KPI reporting
  • Review investment proposals and advise on feasibility.

Area 2: External reporting

  • Prepare statutory annual report (group) and coordinate corporate income tax returns (and coordinate the process with external Tax Advisor)
  • Responsible for adequate, timely and complete filing of annual report, corporate income tax return and other legally required reports and submissions
  • Follow-up on fiscal advice with regards to capital structure and provisions etc.

Area 3: Advising

  • Identify opportunities for profit improvements and provide advice
  • Identify opportunities/risks in tax position (for example transfer pricing) and provide advice.
  • Identify opportunities to improve processes within the organisation and provide advice
  • Proactively challenge the Head of Retails, HR Managers, Director of Finance, Manager Financial Controlling and Country Controllers on economic and organisational matters.

Area 4: Projects

  • Manage and work on projects to improve internal information systems, reports and internal procedures.
  • Contribute to other financial processes

The perfect candidate for this responsible role within Hunkemöller will have the following:

  • Economic degree from University/Business School and 8 years (approx.) relevant working experience as a (financial) controller in an international and fast moving company
  • Experience in a private equity environment, Retail experience would be preferred
  • Background as an auditor and experience in IFRS reporting is a must
  • Senior attitude when it comes to structure priorities, deadlines and targets within the team
  • Having gained first management experience in leading a team would be a plus
  • Results oriented and highly analytical
  • Excellent and professional internal and external communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Excellent English language skills (verbal and written)
  • Knowledge of MS Office
  • Knowledge of SAP and consolidation tools is a plus

Hunkemöller strives to be a much-loved, global and social brand. A place where people love to work, are proud of the brand, and where we create true brand ambassadors. Working in a passionate, energetic, design-led and performance-driven environment where our key customer persona 'Shero' sits at the heart of everything we do. Hunkemöller is certified TOP EMPLOYER of the Netherlands 2019, which underlines our people initiatives and achievements.

If you want to join our growing Hunkemöller headquarters team, click on 'apply' to hand in your CV or LinkedIn profile details (in English). In case of any questions, please contact our HR department via (0031)35-646 5118.

For this role, we’re not looking to work with external agencies.

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