Head of Finance

Job details

Posted Tuesday 14 May 2024
Salary £300 - £400 per day umbrella company rate
Job type Contract
Reference 3300
Recruiter Name Gareth Jenkins

Our client:

An international FMCG and food retailer.

The role:

Working closely with the Group Finance Director you will be responsible for the financial reporting and planning on a key business unit.

Responsibilities will include:

  • P&L & cashflow management, delivering against KPIs and budget
  • Accurate & timely delivery of month end and annual audited accounts
  • Maintain and improve key controls, focusing on stock, AP & AR
  • Oversee a controlled AP process from PO through to payment, partner with production manager to reduce costs and increase payment terms
  • Payroll – shared responsibility with HR to ensure accuracy and compliance
  • Work with SMT to ensure robust financial controls on all risk areas Planning & Reporting to Group
  • Preparation of annual budget (and forecasts as required)
  • Regular cash flow forecasting and variance analysis versus previous Business Partnering
  • Assist the Group FD to drive quality and profitability throughout the production processes of both companies
  • Develop the reporting required to run two production businesses as effectively and efficiently as possible 
  • Key team member on IT development projects, including: new stock control processes; selection and implementation of new accounting software / ERP (TBC)
  • Lead and develop your team in their daily work and career (note: as this is a small finance team, you will also cover their absences)

The ideal candidate:

  • A qualified accountant with some PQE
  • Experience of working within a manufacturing organisation
  • Able to work on site in South Oxfordshire 5 days per week

What's on offer:

  • An ongoing interim assignment with the possibility of temp to perm
  • The chance to work in a great company with a positive working environment.
  • £300 - £400 per day umbrella company rate (inside IR35)