Group External Reporting Manager

Flexible hours
1-2 days at home per week
Employment type
Full time
Competitive Salary

If you are a IFRS technical expert and enjoy working in an international environment, this is an opportunity in a NYSE listed business that will constantly challenge the work routine as the company is on a growth journey.

FARFETCH exists for the love of fashion. Our mission is to be the global platform for luxury fashion, connecting creators, curators and consumers.

We're a positive platform for good, bringing together an incredible creative community made up by our people, our partners and our customers. This community is at the heart of our business success. We welcome differences, empower individuality and celebrate diverse skills and perspectives, creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We are FARFETCH for All.


We're a global team with a presence in all of our locations around the world. Our biggest teams are based in the UK and Portugal. Our team in Porto focuses on financial reporting and operations, while the Group Finance team in London is made up of Corporate Development, Tax, Treasury and Commercial Finance. All of our teams play an instrumental role within the business, from developing best practice, delivering strategic projects and helping us to tell our story with data.


Our London office is located in Old Street, London's tech hub, and is home to a broad range of teams including Commercial, Marketing, and Product. Our open plan space is ideal for collaborative working and sharing ideas, or you can enjoy some quiet time in our dedicated library. We also have a large outdoor terrace which is the perfect spot to have a team lunch or host events.


The Group External Reporting Manager will report to the Head of External Reporting. You will support the key activities of the team, including management of elements of the Group's external reporting process to deliver the Group's annual and quarterly SEC filings. You will be a key point of contact for technical questions arising from the various Finance teams of the Group (including Accounting and Corporate Development), and will support the delivery of ad hoc technical advice and relevant training throughout the year. You will need to thrive under the pressures of project-based work, enjoying working in a truly global team and enjoy taking job ownership.


  • You will play an integral part in planning and coordinating the external reporting team efforts to deliver the press releases, and quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • You will support the preparation of the quarterly analyst and audit committee slides.
  • You will lead the preparation of key technical accounting memorandums.
  • Outside of the quarter-end and year-end process, you will lead on multiple ad-hoc finance projects from new accounting standards, new contracts and M&A activity.
  • You will support the external audit process liaising with the auditors on key topics.
  • You will assist on transformation projects impacting external reporting.
  • You will manage the adherence of SOX controls to ensure External Reporting controls are evidenced in line with requirements


  • Chartered Accountancy qualification (or equivalent), 2 years+ PQE
  • High level of IFRS technical knowledge, especially in the field of M&A and consolidation.
  • Listed company group reporting experience either from practice or industry.
  • Experience in building relationships with executives, directors or VP level stakeholders.
  • Ability to demonstrate high levels of enthusiasm and a proactive attitude


  • FARFETCH Equity plan and annual discretionary bonus
  • Flexible benefits - Private Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Gym Memberships, Pension scheme and more
  • Critical Illness Insurance and Life Assurance
  • Access to Unmind: an independent and completely confidential digital mental health platform
  • Flexible working environment and more!


  • FARFETCH is an equal opportunities employer ensuring that all applicants are treated equally and fairly throughout our recruitment process. We are determined that no applicant experiences discrimination on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, age, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, veteran status, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. We continue to build our consciously inclusive culture as part of our Positively FARFETCH strategy throughout our business, partnerships and communities.
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Flexible hours
More than 2 days at home per week