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Chief Financial Officer

Posted 18 January by ABPM Recruitment Ltd Ended

ABPM as experts in financial recruitment have been retained by a leading manufacturer and supplier of premium FMCG products in the UK to recruit a new CFO. Holding a strong brand portfolio they supply their extensive range of products across established market categories to a broad customer base including the major supermarkets and retailers.

The company currently has a turnover of >£40 million and is profitable and growing. The expectations are high for the future performance of the business as one of the market leaders. An experienced senior management team is in place that has reinvented the business from a traditional commodity based model to become a highly attractive and customer centric business. It is an exciting time of significant investment and new ownership. A number of strategic and operational initiatives are afoot and the need to identify a new CFO is deemed necessary to successfully achieve their ambitions.

Reporting to the CEO and Board your responsibilities would include:

Preparation and presentation for the approval of the Board of Directors an annual budget, other budgets, financial plans, business plans, feasibility studies, investment memoranda, management accounts and statutory accounts and all other financial and business documents and advice as may be required from time to time by the CEO and Board of Directors.

To identify, build, implement and maintain effective financial control systems and performance monitoring, analysis and improvement processes which distil insight and drive action to improve financial performance as measured by sales, margin, profit, profitability, cash-flow and return-on-investment.

Act as a proactive and challenging force within the business working with sales and commercial leads to drive the best product and customer margins.

Applications and enquiries are sought from qualified accountants with a number of years PQE gained in a combination of any of the following wholesaling, retail, distribution or manufacturing. We will be seeking a developed proficiency in managing working capital & cash management. Previous experience of developing accounting processes and implementing business systems will be essential and the proven capability of dealing effectively with all levels of personnel. Therefore, good interpersonal skills & evidence of strong leadership and team working skills will need to be evidenced.

To be considered for this role please email or contact Rej Abraham, Managing Director of ABPM Recruitment Ltd.

First round interviews with ABPM are to be held in December 2017 with second round interviews being held w/c 8 January 2018.

Required skills

  • FMCG retail ACA ACMA ACCA

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