Our client is a premium, global fashion brand that has revolutionised the industry by rolling out an award winning e-commerce strategy, developing a superior, in-store customer experience and most importantly showing the world that its brand remains cutting edge and relevant. With a commitment to continue growing its revenues through new store openings in select markets and the on-going creation of award winning collections; the CFO and Group Director of Finance are seeking a truly commercial, finance leader who will play a key role in driving this strategy forward. The role will lead and develop a team that is responsible for producing management reporting that supports all areas of the business as well as periodic budgeting, forecasting and short and long range strategic planning. Whilst proven planning and reporting skills will be a given; the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the level of commercial business partnering that the board of a global fashion brand would expect as well as taking a solid team of commercial finance professionals and showing them how to be truly world-class through creative thinking, exceptional analysis and challenging the business positively. Whilst retail and fashion industry experience is not essential; our client will need to be utterly reassured that candidates from outside of the industry have superior commercial finance and leadership skills to support what will be an incredibly steep learning curve. Applicants will possess a full accounting qualification or equivalent.