Head Of Finance

Posted 04 June 2024
Salary £50000 - £60000 per annum
Discipline Qualified Finance
Contact NameGeorge Oyston

Job description

Your new company
Your new company is an SME in Blackpool. They operate within a niche area and are market leaders in their field. They are looking to recruit a Head Of Finance on a permanent basis.

Your new role
  • Support the MD in developing and implementing financial policies, procedures, and controls to ensure the company's financial stability and compliance with regulatory requirements as well as internal reporting structures.
  • Build and lead a strong team, provide guidance, coaching, and development opportunities for employees.
  • Provide financial analysis and support as required to the leadership team & MD regarding business decisions and strategies.
  • Analyse financial data and provide insights to support short-term and long-term profitability and growth.
  • Communicate accurate financial information and performance to the Managing Director in a regular, timely & consistent manner.
  • Identify and mitigate financial risks to the company and provide recommendations to the Managing Director as necessary.
  • Drive & support the continuous improvement of end-to-end accounting practices.
  • Prepare and post accurate & timely monthly accruals, prepayments and similar accounting entries.
  • Budgeting and forecasting.
  • Leading the analysis of monthly and quarterly numbers and presenting findings to the Managing Director.
  • Managing an end-to-end audit process of current systems – while acting as the first point of contact for external auditors.
  • Continually identify risks to delivery, propose solutions where necessary and effectively manage stakeholder expectations throughout.
  • Dealing with working capital management and production of cash flow forecasts.
  • Leading the team responsible for payroll, VAT and HMRC processes.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, and financial institutions.
  • Ensure compliance with all legal, tax, and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide support to the heads of Operations, Sales & Projects in analysing project performance, maintenance and operation contracts.
  • As part of the leadership team work on supporting strategy development and assist the Managing Director on setting goals for growth.

What you'll need to succeed
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
  • Strong technical knowledge of financial and accounting principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced environment and attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and experience in managing and developing staff.
  • Be able to supply information and prepare reports
  • Knowledge of Sage 200 is preferred but not essential.
What you'll get in return
• Competitive basic salary of up to £60,000 + bonus
• 33 days annual leave
• Hybrid working
• Flexible working hours
• On site parking
• Progression & development opportunities

Our local Lancashire Axon Moore team recruit all accounting and finance roles from CFO to transactional finance on both a temporary and permanent basis. For more information about this role or our wider team, please contact George on goyston@axonmoore.com or 07442689756