Axon Moore is working exclusively with a high growth and extremely profitable market leading manufacturer of after market consumer products with a global reputation for excellence. The business is highly profitable and remains focused on R&D and developing and manufacturing products that will further consolidate its position in the market and has invested in extending its facilities to ensure it remains at the forefront of its sector. The business has achieved its success through innovation, speed of decision making and an ability to forge long term relationships with its customers and is looking for somebody who shares these values. It is an ideal role for somebody with a solid base of FC skills, looking to progress in a role that will lead to a statutory directorship in the future.
This is a whole of business FD role and a senior leadership position within the business, that also encompasses responsibility for IT, HR and legal. You will work closely with the MD and will play a key role in shaping and delivering strategy. A key focus of the role is to support manufacturing operations through effective capacity planning, inventory management and accurate BOMs / costings and to manage the cash position and FX exposures. Additionally, you will have the usual FD responsibilities for providing day to day direction to the finance team; liaising with banks, auditors and lawyers; preparing budgets (departmental and consolidated); the ongoing development of processes and systems; and production of statutory accounts and oversight of the annual audit.
To be considered for this role you will be a qualified accountant who thrives in fast paced environments and can evidence the following:
- Experience in a broad #1 finance role with a responsibility for areas outside of finance;
- Background in a multi-site manufacturing environment with a high number of SKUs and BOMs;
- The ability to build strong relationships with colleagues at all levels and across a number of business functions;
- A proven capability to operationalise business decisions and translate business initiatives into tangible plans, targets and goals;
- A flexible outlook with a hands on approach and a 'can do' attitude.
Our client is also happy to look at candidates who are seeking their first move into industry from an accounting firm making this an excellent opportunity for a Chartered Accountant who wishes to progress their career within a commercial environment.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a genuine market leader in a role where you can have influence across the business. The company has a strong, team based culture and its people are passionate about the products they provide. They are looking for an FD who can share this passion and make a long term contribution to their growth.