Head of Finance

Panini UK Ltd
Tunbridge Wells
Competitive Salary plus Excellent Benefits
10 Aug 2018
24 Aug 2018
Accounting, Analyst, Finance, Strategy
Contract Type
  • Fantastic opportunity for well known, international branded business
  • All round role with a good degree of commercial exposure

About Our Client

Panini Group, established more than 55 years ago in Modena, Italy with subsidiaries throughout Europe, Latin America and the United States, is the world leader in the published collectable sector and the leading multi-national publisher of comics, children's magazines, and manga in Europe and Latin America. The company has distribution channels in more than 130 countries and employs a staff of over 1200. For more information visit www.paninigroup.com

Based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Panini UK has a turnover of c£50m, and employs around 40 people. They are a leading publisher of collectables, children's magazines, comics and graphic novels and have a portfolio of products covering major sporting events including World Cups and European Championships, and major entertainment franchises including Disney, Marvel, Warner and Nickelodeon.

Job Description

As the Head of Finance, you will report to the UK MD and have a dotted line to the Group CFO. Managing a finance team of four, you will play a hands on role in the monthly accounting, budgeting and forecasting process. You will undertake regular forecasting and re-forecasting processes throughout the year.

The Head of Finance will add commercial value to the business through the creation of reports, as well as modelling the implication of different strategies, and through consistent monitoring of product performance.

This is a genuinely broad and engaging role where you will be able to stay close to the numbers and monitor current performance, and blend this with commercial exposure where you can shape the business for the future.

The Successful Applicant

The ideal candidate will be a strong all round accountant. You will have excellent technical knowledge, coupled with commercial acumen, where you are able to shape, influence and challenge financial strategy.

Strong budgeting and forecasting skills are important, and while publishing industry / sector experience is not a pre-requisite, a strong knowledge of pricing, costing, discount margin and a varied supply chain will be important. Therefore experience within a similarly fast-paced business within FMCG or retail sectors would add value to your application.

The Head of Finance will be fully qualified (CIMA, ACCA or ACA) and may be looking at this role as a first role as a Number One within a department, or may already have experience of working at this level. Regardless of whether you are currently working as a Finance Manager, Financial Controller or Head of Finance, you must be personable, engaging, and have a passion for your role and the company.

What's on Offer

Competitive package including:

  • Pension
  • Private Health care
  • Company Car or Car Allowance
  • Bonus Potential

Ref Code: MPFE13942371Z

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