Head of Finance


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February 24, 2023
Job Type
£50000 - £55000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Rachel Holland
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Company Details and Job Overview:

A service based SME in Blackpool have partnered with Kenton Black Finance as they look to recruit an experienced finance lead. The business has achieved year-on-year growth over recent years with a defined path for continued growth, and the new Head of Finance will be a key player in providing strategic support to help facilitate this.

Key Benefits/ Rewards on Offer:

The successful candidate will receive a generous benefits package which includes:

• A competitive salary depending on experience
• Bonus schemes driven by company and individual perfomance
• 25 days annual leave entitlement + bank holidays with an office shut down over the Christmas period
• Company pension
• Private healthcare
• Cycle to work scheme
• Electric car salary sacrifice scheme

Your New Role as Head of Finance:

Sitting as number 1 in finance and part of the senior management team, this Head of Finance role reports to the Managing Director. Taking ownership of all financial activities within the business, responsibilities will include:

• Management of the finance team, being responsible for their training, development and any future recruitment
• Production of the monthly management accounts pack
• Preparation of the board pack
• Production of year end statutory accounts
• Being the primary point of contact for external auditors
• Production of budgets and forecasts
• Providing strategic support to aid effective decision making
• Leading on various financial projects including potential system changes and improvements

Experience & Qualifications Required to Apply:

Full CIMA/ACCA/ACA qualification is required for this role. Additionally you will be proven in a similar level number 1 finance role and enjoy the hands on elements of working within a growing SME. Strong leadership and staff management skills are required, you will be required to grow and develop the finance team in line with business growth. Commercially driven, you will have strong analytical capabilities with the ability to challenge and influence at all levels as required.

This vacancy is being handled by Rachel Holland at Kenton Black Finance.

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a market 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. As 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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