Interim Divisional Finance Director

4 days left

UK based
£Competitive day rate + expenses
11 Aug 2019
25 Aug 2019
MF 10504
CFO, Department Head, Director
Accounting, Analyst, Finance, Strategy
Contract Type
Contract / Interim

Our client is a large scale FMCG business.

An opportunity exists as Interim Divisional Finance Director for a division with revenues of circa £200 million.


  • Reporting to the CFO, and member of the Divisional Executive Leadership Team
  • Develop and manage a suite of “standard” weekly and periodic reports to support “routine” requirements / decision making
  • Provide reactive analysis and reports to support and evaluate ad hoc initiatives & projects
  • Production of relevant sales, margin and cost plans and forecasts
  • Support the Divisional Directors with reports, information and analysis for key meetings/set pieces with appropriate attendance (self or team) as required
  • Ensure appropriate control processes operate for Divisional expenditure
  • Provide informed input, challenge and influence to key decisions on pricing, new products, promotions, discounts, communications, and other marketing activities and initiatives
  • Provide requisite support for and evaluation of key supplier/contract negotiations
  • Provide financial support and challenge to the relationship with third party distribution suppliers and ensure all distribution costs (in-house and third party) are budgeted, reviewed, charged and reported in line with approved terms. Provide other ad hoc / project evaluation and/or analysis work on distribution costs as required
  • Engender a consistent approach to analysis including methodology for pre/post reviews, control groups, summary output and presentation style
  • Provide appropriate balance of challenge and support to the Trading, Marketing and Operations teams, ensuring that proposed activities will drive profitable growth
  • Ensure close links with the wider business to ensure that there is a joined up approach to appropriate activities and minimise risk of duplication
  • Development of a team of 17

Key Skills and Attributes:

  • Qualified accountant with extensive experience in a senior finance role
  • Experience of working in a branded FMCG organisation where effective and profitable management of the portfolio and manufacturing/supply chain is essential.
  • Leadership qualities; able to build, motivate, develop and coach a large team
  • Proven ability and experience of challenging/influencing senior (up to Board-level) non-finance colleagues
  • The ability to transform complex financial analysis into simple to understand summaries for non-finance teams.
  • A creative thinker who is able to find analytical solutions to business issues.
  • Team player with a positive, flexible, can-do attitude and approach

Start Date: August / early Sept 2019

Duration: circa 6 months

Day Rate: £competitive + expenses

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