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Debenhams eyes Mothercare's finance director

Mothercare’s finance director Matthew Smith is in the running to take the chief financal officer role at Debenhams as the department store tries to recover from a profit warning earlier this year.

Smith is among several candidates being interviewed to succeed Simon Herrick, the finance chief who resigned in January, according to The Sunday Times.

Herrick left Debenhams after hitting suppliers with a one-off fee worth 2.5% of outstanding payments - a so-called “Santa tax”.

Alastair Miller, the former finance director of New Look is also reportedly in contention for the role.

Smith joined Mothercare in 2013 from Argos where he was finance director for eight years.

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