Head of Finance

London

Head of Finance - £100,000 Package + Bonus

Are you the type of commercial Finance Professional who thrives on helping build something special? If so, this could be the ideal role for you.

We are proud to have been retained by this established, purpose driven and incredibly engaging business who have already built a successful brand and are now looking to drive it to the next level.

They have a strong foothold in their sector, a superb and proven product/route to market, a track record of delivering consistency and importantly, it has a very clear ethos and offering driven by the highly engaging and knowledgeable Senior Management Team.

They are now seeking a Qualified (ACA, ACCA or CIMA), Head of Finance to lead their finance function and support the decision making process. Working alongside the CEO as an integral part of the management team, this role will drive the financial performance of the Company and provide constant departmental improvement with genuine influence on the success of the business.

Given the commercial requirements of this role, it will be highly advantageous to have had experience of FMCG, manufacturing, stock, brand retail and/or import and export.

Aside from the commercial involvement, you will also be managing, motivating and developing a small Finance team. It is also essential for the success of this position that you are prepared to get involved with the daily tasks required and that you are hands-on with the departmental duties.

You will be an experienced, qualified candidate who has the ability to effectively communicate financial information to non-finance contacts both internally and externally.

Tasks include:

 Contributing to strategic planning/development and the day-to-day running of the business
 Develop and gain board approval for a rolling 3 year financial strategy and subsequent annual and quarterly forecast process.
 Manage the company’s foreign currency requirements
 Give sound financial advice to the CEO and departmental staff as well as proposing and implementing solutions to complex financial issues
 Oversee the preparation of all financial reporting and accounting as per regulatory and legal requirements
 Manage the relationship with shareholders, banks and other organisations involved in the business

If this is you, then please send a CV ASAP or call for a chat.

Superb benefits, progression and job satisfaction are on offer.

Requirements

  • Qualified accountant – ICAEW or CIMA
  • Strategic decision maker
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A keen eye for detail and accuracy, ensuring financial data is summarised in a logical way and targeted to the relevant audience
  • High level of commercial acumen
  • A positive and collaborative approach
  • Experience of managing a team

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