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Finance Manager Expanding Beverage Brand Cheltenham

Finance Manager Expanding Beverage Brand Cheltenham

Posted 13 March by Harmonic Group Ltd
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Finance Manager | Expanding Beverage Brand | Cheltenham (Hybrid)

Harmonic are proud to be working alongside an exciting FMCG business on the hire of their first Finance Manager to join the team. Only a few years into their journey they have been scaling up rapidly and are now looking to build out their finance function further.

Working as part of a values-driven business, the Finance Manager will work alongside an experienced Finance Director to help bring their current finance function in-house from an outsourced function. This change has come about due to fantastic commercial growth having seen the business scale 100% YoY over the past 3 years with turnover getting to c. £7 million turnover with plans for this to double in the next 48 months. This has come around through building out a high-quality product which use high-quality and locally sourced ingredients to create a product which has taken the market by storm.

The Finance Manager role is a broad one and once the initial challenge of bringing the function in-house is done this role will work alongside the Finance Director and Operations teams to ensure the accurate reporting of the budgets and forecasts as well as serve as a pillar to setting the tone of finance and accounting across the business.

The role is based at their production site alongside a much wider team. The culture of the business is non-corporate and fun. The team are often working on new products and exciting developments, so they see lots of value in this role being in 4 days a week.

The Role

  • Bring the month-end and management accounting process in-house and own the production and completion of these tasks (some of the day-to-day might well remain outsourced if you wish)
  • Establish forecasting and budgeting processes across the business
  • Build improved financial modelling to support decision-making alongside the finance director
  • Build out and continuously improve financial analysis looking at particular product lines and geographical regions (establishing detailed FP&A)
  • Produce and present Board Packs with insightful analysis to improve decision-making
  • Build relationships with Sales, marketing and Product teams establishing KPI analysis
  • Improve stock and inventory reporting
  • Implement robust controls and prepare the business for the first audit
  • Own the production of statutory accounts (IFRS)
  • Support the business as it expands into new markets ensuring tax compliance and the setup of regional entities
  • Support on future fundraising rounds (producing Investor decks)
  • Extensive ad-hoc projects to drive growth

What our client would like to see (Essential):

  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • Either studying or fully qualified ACCA, ACA, AAT, ICAS or CIMA
  • Experience with Stock Accounting would be preferable (this can also include working with Stock in an accounting practice)
  • A mix of strong technical accounting experience as well as support or exposure to budgets/forecasts and FP&A would be ideal.
  • Managerial experience, this role will manage a Finance Assistant who will support with the AP (Accounts Payable) and AR work (Accounts Receivable).

What we would like to see (Non-Essential):

  • Previous experience in manufacturing, food, drinks, retail, apparel or consumer goods would be beneficial
  • Passion for high-quality products and the link between accounting and manufacturing
  • Desire to be part of a fast-growth SME and environment where there is a lot of growth and development
  • Experience of Xero would be beneficial

Salary: £50,000 to £60,000 + benefits

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out

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Reference: 52307507

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