Head of Finance, PrestonJob description:
This family owned company is going through an interesting period of change as they evolve their business model to meet customer needs. They are currently experiencing substantial growth via their e-commerce channels whilst also maintaining steady revenues from supplying national and local retailers. Working with trusted manufacturers overseas they currently operate from a large design and distribution facility supplying products throughout the UK and also to a growing export market in the US and Europe. The key to this business is driving down cost and improving margin so the Head of Finance must be very commercial and will play a key role working with the Directors to ensure they get best value from all activities, advising them closely on strategic initiatives, contributing actively to decision making and driving change. Working as part of a small finance team this will be the number one finance role on site and will have the following responsibilities:
- Preparation of the management accounts
- Customer and product profitability analysis
- Sales and margin reporting and analysis
- Reviewing costs, warehouse overheads and stock
- Weekly and monthly cashflow forecasts
- Managing foreign currency, liaising with brokers and banks
- Liaising with purchasing, sales/marketing and production
- Preparing budgets and reforecasting
- Supervising AP / AR, credit control and payroll
- VAT and company secretarial matters
- Preparation of stat accounts and audit liaison
The business has recently invested in key senior appointments in design, marketing and IT and the Head of Finance will be expected to form close relationships with each department providing financial support and analysis to drive out costs and improve efficiency. They have a new ERP system and there will be the opportunity to review and improve reporting processes as the business evolves, in particular providing more timely information allowing them to adapt to the requirements of their on line sales channels and digital marketing strategies. The company is continuously developing new products to meet the needs of their customers so the finance department needs to be agile enough to ensure these meet market demand in a cost effective and profitable manner.
This is a great opportunity for someone with experience at Financial Controller / Head of Finance level to join a profitable business going through a transition following internal investment to keep up with changing consumer habits. Applicants must be CIMA / ACCA / ACA qualified and for the right candidate this could become a Finance Director role in the future.
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