Head of Finance

Posted 9 March by Gleeson Recruitment Group Easy Apply

Head of Finance - £80k to £100k plus car, bonus, private health & pension near Northampton

We are working on a retained basis with an exciting ,expanding, PE backed, highly acquisitive business to recruit a Head of Finance for a high profile division. With an ever-increasing client base across the UK, this organisation delivers a range of services throughout their sector. A substantial increase in activity in their market place and recent promotion of the current incumbent has led to the vacancy. The Head of Finance will partner the CFO and Head of Financial Planning to maximise the success of these recent strategic developments.

The Role

The role of Head of Finance is critical to the on-going growth within the business. This successful applicant will partner closely with the current executive team, in particular with the CFO and Managing Director, to deliver strategies for the establishment of long-term revenue plans and corporate performance. The successful candidate must have excellent commercial experience with a clear vision for unlocking the potential from additional lines of business over the next 12 to 18 months.

Key areas of expertise for the Head of Finance will include:

Establishing and developing a highly-skilled team of direct reports

Working with the business development team to ensure the business maximises revenue opportunities

Partnering with key customer representatives to secure opportunities for new lines of business

Managing the budgeting & forecasting process including the introduction of robust analysis tools

Establishing the key areas of performance and service delivery targets

Definition and delivery of long-term financial objectives

Working closely with industry bodies, auditors and other external parties to ensure agreed contract delivery parameters are met and future business development potential is maximised within strict guidelines

Identification and development of areas for improvement in the use of resources across finance & commercial management

Full responsibility for income reporting, billing and working capital management

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual with ambition, integrity and highly-developed commercial aptitude to join a business that can offer genuine career growth in an agile and innovative environment.

The Candidate

The Head of Finance we seek will have a commercial background, with an ability to strategically direct a high-growth business from a financial perspective. A genuine business partner, you will work to the highest standards of corporate governance with a track record in delivering innovative solutions to complex, long-term challenges. A formal accountancy qualification, with strong academics, will be highly-regarded, along with an ability to manage and engage with a wide variety of stakeholders. The successful individual will have experience in liaising directly with high-profile customers and other strategic partners.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly profitable, rapidly-growing businesses where there will be a genuine path to further your career in a challenging and visible environment. The package for the successful Head of Finance will comprise a salary of up to £100k per annum plus car, pension, healthcare, and extensive bonus.

Reference: 34645722

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