Head of Finance

Posted 23 August 2023
Salary £60000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits: Bonus
DisciplineQualified Finance
Contact NameDan Calland

Job description

Head of Finance | £60,000 - £65,000 | Private Equity Backed SME | Preston | Autonomous Role with Support from a PE Specialist FD



Our client, a prominent private equity backed SME based in Preston, are in the middle of a restructure and transformation project due to significant recent investment. The business is a high performing brand with multiple plans for expansion and is set to expand rapidly in the next few years.

The successful Head of Finance will work with a high degree of autonomy under the close mentorship of an established and successful PE specialist Finance Director. They will work hand-in-hand with a talented Managing Director and will be responsible for leading the business forwards in line with the corporate strategy.

As a finance-specialist agency renowned for our excellence in connecting high-calibre talent with premium roles, Axon Moore is thrilled to present a unique opportunity for a Head of Finance to join an ambitious SME.


Key Responsibilities:
  • Business Partner with the Managing Director and assist the Finance Director with the roll out of a new structure, strategy and vision
  • Manage the day-to-day running of the finance function
  • Provide commercial insight, management information and business partner with non-finance stakeholders to drive performance
  • Lead budgeting and planning processes with senior stakeholders
  • Overhaul finance processes, accounting packs, reporting, board packs
  • Implement a new ERP system
  • Continuous improvement and implementation of new processes and controls
  • Work with the FD to deliver ad-hoc projects around the business to add value
  • Appraise new investments and assist in their integration post-acquisition

  • Qualified CIMA / ACCA / ACA
  • At least 4 years PQE – This is an excellent role that will grow in line with the business
  • Ability to work in Preston 5 days a week (potential flexibility after probation)
  • Substantial industry experience, ideally within a large business

Why Choose Axon Moore:

At Axon Moore, our commitment to excellence in recruitment is unrivalled. We understand that finding the right fit between talented professionals and thriving companies requires both precision and insight. By working with us as a Finance Director, you can expect:
  • Access to exclusive opportunities with high-growth organisations backed by private equity.
  • Tailored career advice and support to elevate your professional journey.
  • Discreet and confidential handling of your career aspirations.
  • A dedicated team of consultants and researchers invested in your success.
  • Networking events and a wider of community of likeminded peers.

Application Process:

To express your interest in this role, please submit your updated CV asap.

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