Head of Finance

Posted 24 November 2022
Salary £65000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits: bonus + future equity
Discipline Qualified Finance
Contact NameAaron Conneran

Job description

Head of Finance l South Manchester l £65k-£75k + Bonus l Hospitality l Hybrid Working l PE Backed

Salary: £65,000 - £75,000 + bonus and excellent benefits package

Location: South Manchester

Job Overview:

Axon Moore are exclusively recruiting for a PE backed high growth multi-site business within the Hospitality sector based in South Manchester. This is an excellent opportunity to join a business as a key part of the finance function at a time of change and growth with some exciting projects on the horizon. They have a premium brand with a great reputation across the UK.
As Head of Finance, you will be responsible for leading the financial planning, forecasting, reporting and analysis for a fast-growing private equity backed company.
This is an exciting time for the business and the successful candidate will play a major part in driving the continued growth and success for the business following the recent restructure.
Reporting directly to the CFO, the role will work closely with Operations, Marketing and Sales functions to drive the growth of the business.

Main Duties:
  • Responsibility for ensuring the accurate and timely production of management reports, including an analysis of sales, key direct costs: labour, ingredients, maintenance as well as other operational expenditure
  • Take ownership of performance management for the business including identifying and reporting KPIs which are linked to company strategy and drive positive actions
  • Form integral part of the Marketing and Operation functions for the business whilst adopting a partner / challenger role in evaluating business plans.
  • Ensure integrity of financial data supplied by outsourced accounting team to other areas of the business and to external stakeholders.
  • Working closely with the outsourced Management Accounts team
  • Commercial finance activities, providing commercial insight and analysis of results, identifying underlying trends and challenging the business on performance
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • MI Reporting suite development
  • Group wide financial controls
  • Cashflow management
  • Driving improvements to internal reporting and systems
  • Support the strategic planning and strategic initiatives of the company, including acquisitions, by providing financial planning and modelling skills
  • Support, partner and challenge the Marketing and Operations teams with financial issues including providing financial training.
  • Partner with other senior internal stakeholders including the CEO and CFO
  • Ad-hoc projects to support the CFO
  • Involvement with any ongoing M&A activities as well as investment appraisal
  • Management of Audit, Banking and shareholder relationship
Person Specification:
  • Proactive in building relationships and comfortable working cross-functionally and liaising with senior management.
  • Strong commercial focus with the ability to understand business strategy, identify and interpret financial trends
  • Ambitious, proactive and forward looking with the drive to continuously improve
  • Ability to work to a high level of detail and accuracy
  • Excellent modelling, analytical and data handling skills
  • First class communication skills (both written and verbal) including ability to work with people from a non-financial background
  • Ability to combine technical strength and knowledge with flexible and pragmatic approach required in a commercial environment
  • Good Excel skills relevant to the interpretation and manipulation of detailed financial information, and presentation to internal and external interests.
  • Ability to meet demanding deadlines
  • Fully Qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA with minimum 5 years PQE
  • Experience in the Hospitality sector 
For immediate consideration or more information on the role, please contact Aaron Conneran (07503621256).