Commercial Finance Manager
Bravissimo is a dynamic multi-channel retailer that provides lingerie, swimwear and clothing for women who are D-L cup. We've come a long way since we started in a living room in 1995 when two friends had a vision to empower big boobed women and provide them with an environment where they could celebrate their figures and feel good about themselves. Today Bravissimo has 28 stores in the UK and a well-developed ecommerce operation which accounts for 40% of the company's GBP50m turnover. Whilst the business continues to grow in the UK, and we start to test new markets Internationally, our purpose remains the same as it did in 1995!
Our people are at the heart of our business and for the last 11 years we have been one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for. We have ambitious plans and are looking for a dynamic Commercial Finance Manager to partner with the business and support the organisation through growth and in testing new international markets. As a key partner to all functions within the business, you should have a healthy curiosity with the ability to inspire and deliver fresh thinking.
About the role
Working closely with our Finance Director, you will be a key contact for all the business, supporting managers in delivering their financial objectives. Acting as a business partner, you will have a broad remit, including financial planning and analysis, and monitoring delivery against strategic plans. You should enjoy working at pace and flexing to changing priorities, both thinking strategically and being very hands on. Bravissimo is in a period of growth and a dynamic, entrepreneurial and customer focused environment is essential for the company's growth and success. It will be your job to ensure we provide proactive challenge and quality reporting to enable this growth, and ensure we make the right decisions to deliver the planned results.
This role presents the opportunity to influence and make a real impact on the business and team, directly contributing to the Bravissimo purpose and vision. About you We are looking for an experienced and forward-thinking Finance professional with a proven ability to provide commercially aware, pragmatic and professional Finance support, ideally in an entrepreneurial environment. You should have an inquisitive mind and an ability to challenge traditional ways of doing things, focusing instead on what's right for Bravissimo.
You may be a qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA or ACCA) or have gained your knowledge from extensive experience. Exposure to a related industry such as Retail, FMCG or Manufacturing would be considered advantageous but is not essential.
The areas of your experience, whilst valuable, are less important to us than your learning agility, your ability to think differently and your enthusiasm for this role. An understanding of our purpose and how that shapes everything we do is also vital. You will be an enabler of the business, not a controller. You should be able to build effective relationships, with great influencing and communication skills. You should be able to use your skills to really get under the skin of the requirements across the business.
At Bravissimo we expect our teams to get involved in the wider business, so as well as being a Finance professional you must also be adaptable, enthusiastic and keen to learn.
To apply, please send your CV and a full cover letter detailing why you would like this position and why you would like to work for Bravissimo. The email address is below. Please note applications without a full cover letter will not be considered.