Head of Finance (No. 1 role)

Axon Moore
£55,000 - £65,000 per annum, Benefits: Bonus + Benefits
14 Jan 2019
28 Jan 2019
Stephen Gillan
Accounting, Analyst, Finance
Contract Type

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.

Apply for Head of Finance (No. 1 role)

Already uploaded your CV? Sign in to apply instantly


Upload from your computer

Or import from cloud storage

Your CV must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .rtf, and no bigger than 1MB

4000 characters left

Your data will be passed to the recruiter who will contact you directly about your application. For more information about how we use your data please refer to our privacy and cookie policies.

By applying for a job listed on exec-appointments.com you agree to our terms and conditions. You should never be required to provide bank account details. If you are please email us.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs