Group Finance Manager

Group Finance Manager | Professional Services | High Growth | Entrepreneurially-led | Central Manchester

Axon Moore is exclusively representing the Finance Director of an entrepreneurial professional services business based in Central Manchester as it looks to appoint a Group Finance Manager in what will quickly become a broad No.2 role.

Growing year on year and already turning over more than £50m there is a clear target from the owners to work towards raising private equity investment within 2 years. With this and succession planning in mind, the Finance Director (a former Big 4 Manager) is looking to appoint an Audit Manager currently in Top 10 practice who will join initially as Group Finance Manager.

Reporting directly to the Finance Director in a centralised Group finance function, the focus of the role will be at group level, supporting regional finance were required. Key areas of the role will be providing financial & commercial performance analysis to senior stakeholders, maintaining a robust financial control environment, co-ordination and delivery of timely reporting in line with applicable accounting standards. This senior and future leadership role will give the successful candidate the opportunity to work alongside group and regional directors in addition to department heads throughout the operations and support functions.

There is a clear progression plan in place that will allow the successful candidate to take on more and more responsibility over time progressing in line with the businesses and shareholder strategy to become Group Financial Controller, and a true deputy to the Finance Director, within the two years leading up to a transaction, increasing their remuneration package to a similar level of a Senior Manager/Associate Director in that time.

With these factors in mind, the role will be an ideal first move for a high calibre, ambitious and adaptable Audit Manager who is still on an upwards trajectory in their career and is seeking an opportunity to add value as part of a wider business success story. The development of the role over time in line with a clear shareholder strategy will provide a great set of achievements, demonstrable progression and powerful narrative which will prove to be a perfect platform from which to build a career in industry.


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