Pentland Group plc is a privately owned, global brand management company with wholesale and retail businesses in sports, outdoor and fashion.
The Group’s head office in Manchester Square looks after investments in businesses across a number of different industries.
The Group’s brand management division, Pentland Brands, comprises a portfolio of world-class brands covering sports, outdoor and fashion including Speedo, Berghaus, Canterbury, Mitre, Boxfresh, Kickers, Lacoste footwear and Ted Baker footwear.
The Group’s retail division comprises the activities of JD Sports Fashion in which Pentland Group holds a 57% share. Pentland Group also invests in other businesses across a number of different industries. Headquartered in the UK, Pentland Group employs more than 19,000 people. Its brands are available across 200 countries, and it operates more than 800 stand-alone shops.
Founded in Liverpool, UK in the early 1930s as The Liverpool Shoe Company, Pentland was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1964, before becoming privately owned again in 1999.
As a Financial Controller within Pentland North America you will:
Report directly into the Director of Corporate Accounting of Pentland North America (“PNA”) and be part of the Pentland Finance Community, participating in projects and processes as required
As a critical member of the Finance team, you will build your business knowledge and create strong relationships within the global Finance Community and with members of the Pentland North America Executive team. You will be responsible for pulling together results and reporting from the various functions across our brands and holding companies.
You will need to display the gravitas and leadership to develop strong working relationships with Finance Partners, and the Pentland North America Executive Team to ensure all information is robust, clear and overall achieves the goals and strategies of PNA.
The role is critical in the process of developing and supporting long-term goals for the North American business within Pentland. The Financial Controller needs a breadth and depth of understanding of the overall business in order to provide financial insight that supports the strategic direction of the Brands to drive growth and profitability.
In addition to supporting the team and providing financial expertise and insight, the focus will equally be on tactfully challenging the status quo and driving action in response to risk and opportunity.
This role will have the responsibility of all North American entities, including local ownership of investments and taxation within Pentland USA.
This remit includes but is not limited to:
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