Financial Controller

Banking & Finance
Helston, Cornwall
Salary Details
Competative Salary, depending on skills and knowledge
Job Type
Closing Date
You will be responsible for delivering operational excellence in the finance departments for both Frugi in Cornwall and Tots Bots in Scotland. Overseeing finance department in day to day operations.

Job Description

About You

With at least 5 years’ experience as a Financial Controller, preferably within Retail, Wholesale or Digital Commerce, you’ll be highly experienced in managing the entire finance function of a business. You’ll be highly numerate and data driven, with excellent time management skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines. You will have had experience working for medium sized businesses with a turnover upwards of £10million. You’ll be brimming with ideas to continue to improve our processes and help us achieve our strategic goals as we continue to grow.

Your Role in a Nutshell

You will be responsible for delivering operational excellence in the finance departments for both Frugi in Cornwall and Tots Bots in Scotland. Reporting to the Finance Director on all financial and accounting activities. Overseeing finance department in day-to-day operations.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • You will provide effective and robust governance and control ensuring that  appropriate controls and financial risk management practices are in place and operating effectively.
  • Manage the audit process, acting as liaison with the internal and external auditors in respect of risk and governance matters.
  • Prepare accurate, consistent and timely financial accounts and reports in accordance with local and Group Reporting requirements.
  • Provide and effectively communicate, accurate, timely and insightful information, analysis and recommendations that inform business performance and support and challenge decision-making.
  • Develop the financial plan to support the Group in achieving its corporate strategy and targets by leading flexible planning, budgeting and forecasting processes which can model the financial impact of changing external and internal conditions across a range of scenarios, thereby supporting decision making around the best strategic way forward.
  • Delivers robust and clear financial appraisal of investment opportunities to enable the business to take decisions in line with the business strategy and achieve optimum returns.
  • Responsible for the finance team development in both Frugi, Helston and Tots Bots, Scotland.
  • Accountable for the finance function and the output of both teams.
  • Provide feedback and reporting to senior management, regarding the performance, growth and future needs of your team when required.
  • Provide leadership and direction to the teams to meet business and individual objectives whilst continuously developing your own leadership and people management skills.

Essential skills

  • You will be CIMA qualified or equivalent and have succeeded in a similar role previously.
  • It is essential that you have strong commercial acumen with a flexible approach.
  • You’ll have advanced MS Excel skills and ERP experience.
  • Ideally have proven track record working in Retail, Wholesale & Digital Commerce sectors in businesses with a turnover of +£10m.
  • You will be data driven and highly numerate, with strong analytical and data mining skills.
  • You’ll have excellent people skills with the ability to communicate at all levels of the business.
  • As a skilled leader you’ll be adept at managing a teams and workflows across multiple locations.
  • You’ll have an in-depth knowledge of the entire finance function.
  • You’ll have a passion for accuracy and detail, with the ability to explain them in layman’s terms.
  • You will demonstrate drive, energy and resilience to work in an agile environment.
  • You will be able to work consistently whilst under pressure in a busy environment, ensuring deadlines are always met.
  • You must be organised, self-motivated, determined, outcome and results focussed.
  • Solid IT skills, with good working knowledge of MS Office programs and the ability to learn in-house systems quickly.
  • You’ll be willing and able to travel to Scotland on a monthly basis to spend time with the team there.

What’s in it for you?

  • We’re offering a full time, permanent contract.
  • We’ll invest in you with a competitive salary, depending on your skills and knowledge.
  • We’ll support your ongoing professional development with bespoke learning initiatives and training opportunities.
  • We offer fabulous career progression - as we grow, you’ll grow too!
  • If we have a good year, we’ll share our profits with the team.
  • To help save for your future you can join our company pension scheme.
  • We’ll give you a whopping 60% discount across our fantastic range.
  • We’ll invite you to take part in our award-winning health & wellbeing activities.
  • We hold regular team events organised by our very own Frugi Fun Committee.
  • We offer a dynamic, innovative and exciting environment to work in.

How to Apply

Send your CV and a covering letter stating why you are exactly the right person to join our team to Your covering letter is the perfect opportunity to showcase your personality and understanding of all things Frugi – so go for it!!

Closing date: 31st August 2020. We’ll be interviewing as we go along, so the role may close earlier than advertised. The early bird catches the worm!

Important: All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK at the time of submitting your application; unfortunately, Frugi are not licensed to sponsor overseas workers.


Company Description

About Frugi

Frugi is the UK’s bestselling organic childrenswear brand, proving that ethical and organic clothing can be bright, beautiful and successful! The company was born in 2004 and continues to grow at 25% every year, selling through a rapidly expanding network of over 500 stockists in more than 25 countries worldwide.

We strive to be ethical in everything we do, each year donating 1% of our turnover to our Little Clothes BIG Change charity project which includes a children’s charity, the Cornwall Wildlife Trust and an orphanage in India.

We have been awarded 3 Queens Awards, been earmarked by both the Best Companies 'Ones to Watch' list and The Sunday Times Fast Track 'Ones to Watch' list, received GOLD in the Healthy Workplace Awards for 3 consecutive years, expanded to more than 100 permanent team members with even more joining us for our busy seasons, accelerated our turnover year after year, donated over £720k to charity, and eaten a lot of pasties (and cake!).

We strive to be the most fun, desirable and trusted clothing brand on the planet, but this is only the start of it…

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