Head of Finance (No. 1 role)

Recruiter
Axon Moore
Location
Manchester
Salary
£55,000 - £65,000 per annum, Benefits: Bonus + Benefits
Posted
14 Jan 2019
Closes
28 Jan 2019
Ref
SG/HoF/32224/AM
Contact
Stephen Gillan
Responsibilities
Accounting, Analyst, Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English

Axon Moore is working exclusively with a privately owned, entrepreneurial, services business based in central Manchester who are seeking to appoint a highly commercial Head of Finance and No.1 in finance.

Operating in a competitive and evolving market place, the business is passionate about being a leading player in its target markets. Having successfully refocused the business over recent years into a highly respected and successful “niche” operation, and possessing a strong balance sheet, the business is well positioned for profitable growth. The Head of Finance will play a critical role in partnering with the management team to develop and execute the strategic plan for the business to deliver that growth.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the business is supported by a first class and commercially integrated finance function able to provide robust, timely and incisive management information.
  • Review and developing existing systems, controls, MI, cashflow and financial forecasting to ensure the business has the requisite platform for further sustained growth.
  • Proactive review of business performance to help identify further opportunities for profit maximisation and improved efficiencies.
  • Develop MI to analyse margin on existing client accounts, as well working with the management team on business development in a robust and analytical manner, including bids and tenders.
  • Lead and develop a small but highly capable finance team.
  • Robust management of costs and working capital.
  • Effectively handle relationships with key stakeholders including banks, accountants, key suppliers (IT), and regulators.
  • Carrying out due diligence on acquiring other businesses and raising finance for future development.

The successful candidate will be:

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified
  • Culturally aligned to a high performing, people orientated business, so outstanding communication and relationship management skills are essential
  • Commercially astute and able make a material contribution as a business partner within the management team
  • Able to bring an intelligent and innovative approach to how finance operates in the business and helps drive performance
  • Entrepreneurial in their outlook, proactively identifying opportunities and proposing solutions

Whilst this is a leadership role, given the small and collegiate team, a “hands on” and flexible approach will be necessary to deliver results. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to make a material contribution to growth with finance at the heart of business-critical decision making.

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