Head of Finance £38,000 - £45,000 per annum + Benefits

Head of Finance £38,000 – £45,000 per annum + Benefits

| Job ID: CMRHOF1 | £38000-£45000


An established and highly regarded business based in East Lancashire is looking for a driven and inspiring Finance Professional to join their growing team.

This is a unique opportunity for a qualified and experienced Accountant to join a thriving business, working closely with the Senior Management Team to achieve ambitious growth plans for the immediate and long term future.

This business prides itself on its open, honest and balanced culture. Business success is based mainly on being service driven – it is very profitable with no debt, a strong bank balance, with excellent operational information and controls as well as a great team of 30 staff.

As Financial Controller you will take overall responsibility for all Finance & Accounting related matters as well as forming a key part of the Senior Leadership Team responsible for performance, systems and finance strategy. The Head of Finance will be required to manage a small team of finance professionals, ensuring the day to day transactional work is completed efficiently as well as ensuring the production of the Monthly Management Accounts which feed into the strategic business plan which all the Senior Management Team are working towards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing the finance team who take care of the purchase ledger, sales Ledger, credit control payroll and business support services
  • Due to the high volumes of cash coming into the business cash allocation and bank reconciliation are of the upmost importance
  • Production of timely and accurate weekly sales figures to be distributed to the Senior Management & Sales Team
  • Preparing timely and accurate financial statements and commentary for review in the monthly finance meeting with the Directors including reporting on all activity surrounding sales, costs, stock and journals
  • Production of monthly cash flow forecasts
  • Production of annual budgets
  • VAT returns
  • Development of financial information, relevant KPI’s and reporting
  • Growing the finance function which will provide guidance and support to all departments and staff within the organisation
  • Evaluation and implementation of business systems and processes to meet financial data processing controls and reporting requirements

Skills and experience:

  • Qualified Accountant in ACCA, CIMA or ACA
  • Excellent communication skills are key with Directors, Senior Management Team and the business as a whole
  • Advanced Excel skills to Macro level
  • Knowledge of Sage accounting software

Personal Attributes:

  • You must be commercially minded and want to contribute to the growth and strategic plan of the business
  • This opportunity would suit a motivated and aspirational person who really wants to make a difference to the business and their own career potential
  • The businesses ambitious growth plans provide a real opportunity for the Head of Finance to become strategic and instrumental in the future development of the business
  • The successful applicant will possess astute communication and influencing skills, will be charismatic and will set themselves clear goals displaying a determination to succeed in all aspects of their career
  • Exceptional management and delegation skills with a keen eye for detail

The businesses people are their most important asset and are critical to their success as they directly interact with customers across all services to make sure they enjoy their experience. Our client understands the importance of delivering initiatives that support, develop and reward all of their employees to be the best at executing this, whatever their position within the company. The business is recognised by Investors in People and encourages employees to develop their skills and reward them when they are successful. Their training and development programme offers employees the opportunity to develop their technical and professional skills as well as their leadership potential, from entry level through to Managers.

A competitive salary between £38-45K is on offer with company benefits.

To make an application please send your CV to helen@cumminsmellor.co.uk or contact her on 07753 807655 for an informal discussion.