Commercial Financial Controller

Job Title: Commercial Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Greater Manchester
Salary: Competitive
Reference: REF: THG211
Contact Name: Katherine Allwood
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 05, 2020 16:00

Job Description

About The Hut Group:

THG is one of the world's leading online beauty and wellbeing retailers, home to premium brands such as lookfantastic, ESPA, GlossyBox, and Myprotein; all of which are powered by our industry-leading and award-winning technology platform, THG Ingenuity. Our 4,500-plus employees represent 66 nationalities and work in offices located in 11 cities around the globe.

Our culture is fast- paced and unique, we recognise great achievements with great rewards. To support our ambitious growth, we are looking for commercially astute, ambitious individuals that can bring fresh and innovative thinking to THG and play a part in driving the Group forward on its truly exciting journey. THG believes in the power of meritocracy. We invest in the development of our people to help everyone achieve their full potential.

About the Division:

Finance at THG is a rapidly growing and evolving team, covering all areas of finance from central functions such as accounts receivable and payable, treasury, tax and internal audit, to specific commercial teams for each of our divisions; Beauty, Tech, Consumer, Health and Brands. As the business expands and takes on new challenges in the form of acquired businesses or new ventures, finance is there to support every step of the way, leading to dynamic and challenging roles – no two days are the same! Common characteristics among our team are the ability to drive change, adaptability and resourcefulness, to ensure we can keep pace with the business, without compromising on financial control or sales performance.

About the Role:

Working closely with the Group Finance Director & Divisional CEO you will partner up with other functions outside finance and with your strong network in eg. logistics, production, marketing and sales, you will build business plans and define ways to identify gaps, opportunities.

In order to really know what drives the business, you will define ways to measure and report on the key indicators of it.

You will obsessively drive the P&L and business model forward, identifying growth opportunities, cost savings and efficiency gains



  • Qualified Accountant
  • Either an Accountant looking for their first move out of Practice; or someone with a Practice background with some time in Industry as well (a “2nd time mover”)
  • Proven, hands-on experience of management reporting in a large and complex business.
  • Analytical, quick to grasp the fundamentals of a business and have strong communication skills.
  • Must have excellent Excel skills.
  • Ability to manage a high-volume workload in a fast-moving and changeable environment.


  • Competitive salary
  • Company pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Employee discounts
  • Onsite Doctor