Head of Finance

£60000 - £65000 per annum
08 Apr 2021
06 May 2021
Laura Leslie
Job Title
Head of Finance
Experience Levels
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of Finance | Warrington | £60000 - £65000 per annum | Business Services 

Axon Moore Exclusive Head of Finance role with excellent career progression for a high-growth, acquisitive PE-backed business based in Warrington.

Reporting to the FD and leading the Finance Team of c.15 with 2 direct reports, the role will work alongside the FD in managing profit and cash performance. It would suit a driven individual looking for long term progression into an FD role within PE. The role offers a wide variety of opportunities and exposure.

The client is not looking for the ‘finished article’ but for an individual eager to grow and develop. The role would suit an individual who has progressed through a practise role into industry and has a strong technical grounding with min. 5 years PQE. The role will provide significant commercial exposure alongside the more traditional technical elements. The individual will be provided with the support and mentoring necessary to develop the commercial skills required to succeed in a fast-paced PE environment.

The Head of Finance role is very hands-on and very varied; ranging from heading up a large team and involvement in multiple projects to driving change. For example, monitoring business performance, building forecasts, monitoring cash and improving financial controls.

The main tasks are;
  • Oversight and production of rolling quarterly 3 Year Business Plans and weekly rolling 3 month forecasts to provide insight into business trading
  • Developing Financial Controls
  • Oversight of cashflow forecasting process
  • Preparing presentations and commentary for FD/investors
  • Review of balance sheet reconciliations and controls (including improvement plans) and opportunities and risks.
  • Oversight of Tax and Technical areas for the group including stats process and VAT compliance
  • Cover for key business processes such as bank payments and payroll approval
  • Managing group reporting
  • Intellectually sharp
  • Ambitious and driven
  • ACA Qualified (CIMA/ACCA considered)
  • Technical background (preferably audit experience)
  • Industry experience (preferably big company)
  • Able to drive change and thrive in a fast paced environment
NB- Any speculative CV's received will be forwarded to Axon Moore.