• Head of Finance

    Location: Derbyshire Salary: £65,000 - £75,000 Position: Permanent

    The Company:

     

    We are recruiting for a fast moving and high growth entrepreneurial Service and Technology business based in Derby. Part of a large European Group they are a profitable stand-alone business with year-on-year growth. They operate in the B-B market with extensive service and aftermarket operations and an expanding strategic portfolio of services and technologies.

     

    The Opportunity:

     

    We are looking for an exceptional Financial Controller or Head of Finance to join this growing business and lead the UK financial operation. This is a Number 1 Finance Leadership role reporting to the MD and business partnering the Senior Leadership Team. This role will give the right candidate the opportunity to progress within the business to a UK Finance Director or Group Finance Director position eventually.

     

    This is a very fast paced business and will require a highly motivated and career focussed individual who is able to succeed in their core role whilst managing multiple business critical projects in support of the business. This role will suit a Financial Controller/ Head of Finance looking for a broader Number 1 role with more operational involvement and perhaps a new challenge. The dynamics of the role and the organisation will provide a great opportunity to help grow a business with the provision of an effective financial control framework and commercial decision support.

     

    The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day running of the Finance team whilst working closely with the Senior Management Team to ensure that strategic, commercial and operational priorities are achieved. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in financial control, budgeting, forecasting and commercial business partnering with the ability to grow and develop the Finance function to operate on a more commercial basis.

     

    Key Responsibilities:

     

    • Overseeing the day-to-day management of the company’s financial operations
    • Review existing processes to support the business growth
    • Prepare financial reports, including balance sheets, income statements, and cashflow statements and recommend actions based on results
    • Build and develop the finance team
    • Produce all financial information and reporting in a timely manner, meeting all statutory and regulatory requirements
    • Review and monitor the Company’s cashflow and financial position, making recommendations for improvement and collaborating with the Senior Management Team on strategic business decisions
    • Full involvement in the strategic decision-making process of the business
    • Oversee the Annual Budgeting process working closely with the Senior Management Team

     

    Skills and Experience Required:

     

    • Demonstrable experience as Financial Controller or Head of Finance from a commercial background
    • Qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA or related accounting qualification
    • Experience of upscaling a business going through growth, change and potentially M&A activity
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with close attention to detail
    • Strong Stakeholder Management skills with the ability to communicate effectively and work closely with the Senior Management Team and across all areas of the business
    • A proactive and confident individual with the ability to challenge effectively
    • Strong Management skills – demonstrable experience in managing and developing people
    • Demonstrate a hands-on ability to deal with a broad range of projects and challenges

     

    Benefits:

     

    • Salary: £65,000 – £75,000
    • 10% bonus
    • Car allowance
    • Hybrid working
    • Private health
    • Pension 8% employer contribution
    • Free car parking

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