Head of Finance
Our client is a market leading industrial group, with a strong track record of success over the past few years. The organisation operates across a number of specialist areas, across which it tends to enjoy market leading positions. Serving a range of multinational customers, our client is able to offer unparalleled experience that creates value for its client base.
The Head of Finance will provide commercial finance support to a Business Unit MD and will require the successful candidate to build strong relationships across the Business Unit. The role will support the MD on implementing strategy, improving business performance and any specific projects that arise, including investment proposals. Responsibilities also include leading the budgeting and forecasting processes as well as accurate and timely reporting of all financial information, along with concise and informative analysis and commentary. The role will lead the financial aspects of the quarterly business review and will also take responsibility for ensuring a strong financial and internal control regime across the business unit. As a key member of the management team, the Head of Finance will provide the MD with opportunities to improve profitability, controls and general efficiencies. Finally, the role is tasked with driving effective working capital management, ensuring adequate process and focus on cash conversion and in particular, ensuring that working capital consideration is managed pro-actively.
Successful candidates will hold a professional accountancy qualification with several years post qualified experience. A familiarity with entrepreneurial businesses will be a strong advantage, given the culture of the organisation. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are absolutely essential, with candidates needing the motivation and intellect to achieve results through persuasion and logical reasoning. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a highly successful organisation in a role that is envisaged to develop into a Finance Director position.
Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for almost 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed companies, private equity backed businesses and privately owned, early stage ventures. We recruit across all sectors, but have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. We have offices in the UK, Switzerland and Australia. For further information, please see http://www.walkerhamill.com/.