Building a family of brands, for the world to love, generation after generation
Pentland is the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands.
We own Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Speedo, Boxfresh, Ellesse, KangaROOS, Mitre, Prostar and Red or Dead. We are also the global licensee for Lacoste Chaussures and Ted Baker footwear, the UK licensee for Kickers, and are shareholders in other companies such as Hunter, Butterfly Twists, Heidi Klein and Tracksmith.
We’re a third-generation, family-owned business – and we retain strong family values. We care about people, and that’s what drives our day-to-day work. Last year the Great Place to Work® Institute recognised Pentland Brands the 11th Best Workplace in the UK and the 16th Best Workplace in Europe. Our global headquarters is in the UK and we employ 2,000 people across 20 countries around the world.
We believe that doing business the right way, with respect for people and the environment, is essential for ensuring our long-term sustainability - generation after generation. The Pentland values are at the heart of what we do and how we interact with the world around us.
For further information, please visit www.pentland.com.
Key purpose of the role:
Reporting directly into the Group Financial Controller, the successful candidate will be able to show excellent technical accounting knowledge and will drive continuous improvement of group reporting & financial systems and controls.
The successful candidate will need to have a vision to continuously improve processes and outputs and define financial systems and processes that are high quality and efficient to operate.
The role will have three direct reports.
What you need to have
Very strong technical background (BIG 4 firm experience highly preferable), several years PQE
Proficient in the accurate preparation and review of complex multicurrency group consolidations and up to date with the latest accounting standards (FRS102 and IFRS)
A good understanding of Tax both direct and indirect
SAP and or Hyperion experience
Excellent numerical, report writing and communication skills
People management experience, with a strong desire to build and grow people
What we need to see in you
Well organised with the ability to manage multiple projects in parallel
Excellent at negotiating and influencing, at all levels of the organisation
Exceptional relationship builder
Self-motivated and take full ownership of the role
Flexible – adaptable to change and manage this with the team
Logical in approach and process driven
Innovative and commercially aware
Excellent at communicating– written and verbally
Personable with a professional manner
Willing to get involved in anything that need doing with a 'can do' attitude
This overview gives you a feel for what you’ll be doing day to day but it’s not an A to Z.