Head of Finance


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February 25, 2022
Kendal, United Kingdom
Job Type
£70000 - £85000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Rachel Holland
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Company Details and Job Overview:

A successful manufacturing Group in Cumbria have partnered exclusively with Kenton Black Finance as they seek to appoint an experienced Head of Finance.

With an international operational reach and 500+ employees worldwide, the organisation is regarded as a market leader in the specialist field in which it operates, supplying to many well-known and prestigious brands globally.
“People” are a core focus within the Group – investing heavily in their staff to enable job satisfaction and career advancement opportunities is core within their values. As such the organisation boasts impressive staff retention levels, with a number of staff in their talented senior management team being long-standing within the business having been promoted through the ranks.

Now is an exciting time to become part of this business as they enter a dedicated period of transformation and change to further enhance existing systems, processes and procedures. The new Head of Finance will be a key player in driving change and continual improvements.

Your New role as Head of Finance:

Reporting directly to a highly experienced CFO, as Head of Finance you will oversee the Group finance function, leading the team whilst remaining hands on and being a key player in a number of key projects.

Some duties include leading the year end statutory accounting process and the audit coordination from planning to completion; taking ownership for the Group’s consolidated budgeting and forecasting process; cash and treasury management; manage and enhance all existing systems and providing ad hoc support as the business enters a new phase of change and transformation.

Experience & Qualifications Required to Apply:

To be considered, you must be fully qualified (ACCA/ACA/CIMA) and senior level experience within the manufacturing sector is advantageous. Excellent leadership capability is imperative with the ability to drive and motivate others. Technically strong, you will be proven in a similar level role with good business partnering, influencing and challenging skills to use as required.

Salary and Reward on Offer:

A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate which includes bonus/profit share schemes; 25 days annual leave entitlement + bank holidays; enhanced pension plan; healthcare and wellbeing benefits; and flexibility around working hours with some remote working.

Working with a high calibre CFO and wider finance team, this is a pivotal appointment which offers excellent autonomy with many areas to add value to the finance function and wider Group.

Please submit your CV to Rachel Holland at Kenton Black Finance for consideration.

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a marker leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. Market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level finance to directorship professionals. Operating from local offices in Preston, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.

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