Chief Financial Officer

Posted 18 March 2024
Salary £100000 - £140000 per annum
Discipline Executive
Contact NameGeorgia Grange

Job description

Chief Financial Officer | PE backed Engineering | South Manchester | up to £140K + package

Axon Moore is working with a profitable private equity backed, engineering business in South Manchester who are seeking to appoint a Group Chief Financial Officer, working closely with the CEO; delivering the next stage of expansion through to successful exit.

The Group has made a number of acquisitions, both in the UK and internationally, working in partnership with Blue Chip clients.

The incoming CFO must be able to add value to the strategic direction and growth of the business, driving efficiency whilst overseeing the financial detail of the company and ongoing development of the finance team.

Leading an experienced finance team, the CFO will further develop the established finance function in order to generate improved reporting with more detailed and sophisticated financial information.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Ensuring the business has a commercially integrated, robust finance function capable of delivering incisive and responsive reporting, supporting the business as it grows
  • Preparation and presentation of all aspects of financial reporting required to both the business and the Board
  • Monthly reporting of full management accounts including P&L, balance sheet, cash flow, budgets and rolling forecasts
  • Cashflow monitoring prepared on a consolidated basis, optimising working capital
  • Alongside the CEO and Senior Leadership Team, play an integral part in driving strategy, business development and future plans to optimise the company’s financial performance and strategic position
  • Ensure acquired business are fully integrated and synergies optimised
  • Establish and monitor performance reporting systems, ensuring Directors are provided with regular, quality reports inclusive of value added KPIs around profitability/ margin etc
  • Build strong working relationships with internal stakeholders to regularly evaluate operating procedures to create/adapt best practices to ensure uniform performance throughout the organisation
  • Work closely with business unit MD’s to improve cost control, operational effectiveness and drive margin enhancement
  • Maintain focus on maximisation of shareholder value and play a pivotal role in helping the business advance on the next stage of its journey
As the successful candidate, you will be a qualified accountant with significant experience in a senior finance role; a natural leader with the communication skills, credibility and gravitas to influence at Board level and throughout the business. They should be capable of operating strategically and prepared to be hands on and in the detail where necessary.

You will be able to quickly develop a detailed understanding of the business to develop and lead projects aimed at maximising profitability on current business as well as new opportunities.

This business operates with a strong and supportive culture with a down-to-earth team. You as the successful individual will have the drive, ambition and “commercial nous” to support the CEO and the Board and collaborate with them to drive the business forward.