Head Of Finance


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August 23, 2023
Job Type
£45000 - £55000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Darren Cadman
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Company details and job overview:

Kenton Black Finance have partnered exclusively with one of the UK’s recognised names in the service sector. With a focus on delivering high quality services to industry Clients, they are firmly established at the heart of the Lancashire economy, developing talent and providing an environment to thrive they are based in East Lancashire and maintain a strong heritage, highly skilled workforce, and operate from state of the art facilities. As the client base grows and the reputation continues to thrive the business are seeking a dynamic finance lead to support further growth as part of the senior management team.

Competitive salary
Flexible/Hybrid working
Enhanced holiday entitlement
Enhanced Pension

Your new role as Head of Finance:
As Head of Finance, you will work closely with both the SLT on site, and also the CFO of the parent company who are based in the local area. You shall lead from the front to manage and develop the finance function, as well as the quality of financial data produced. Reporting directly to the CEO you shall be a pivotal member of the Senior Management Team. Contributing towards strategic development and the operational management across all areas of the organisation, you shall play a critical role in helping build financial understanding across the business through effective business partnering, developing positive working relationships in many areas. With responsibility for the production of detailed accounting and supporting analysis you shall work closely with the parent company who take the responsibility for financial transaction processing (sales ledger, purchase ledger and payroll). A rounded and rewarding position you shall work closely with the CEO to ensure budgets and forecasted numbers remain a focus.

Main Role Duties:
• Sole responsibility for the finance function, developing staff and leading on the enhancement of financial information for the SMT
• Production of detailed monthly/yearly Management Accounts and supporting financial analysis
• Production of budgets, forecasting and monitoring of performance across the business
• Lead the finance function whilst working closely with the senior management team
• Provide an effective business partnering service to the senior leadership team and board
• Continuous improvements across process and procedure

A rounded and diverse role in a rewarding and highly astute business, this position will suit a commercially mined finance professional who is looking to add value whilst remaining hands-on in the numbers.

Experience & Qualifications Required to apply:

You shall have a proven track record of leading a finance team in a commercial and driven environment. With a professional qualification (CIMA/ACCA/ACA/CTA) you shall maintain a commercial mind-set with strategic awareness. Hands-on and technically strong you shall be capable of maintaining tight financial controls whilst developing and improving process and financial data.

As the lead in Finance you shall be passionate around professional development and have the ability to coach and develop a small team. As this role is both business partnering and core finance, you shall be able to manage workload and have effective methods to communicate financial date to non-financial stakeholders across all levels of an organisation.

Salary and reward on offer:

This is a diverse and exciting proposition to someone wanting to add value and be part of a growing business. You will receive a competitive salary, holiday entitlement and be in a position to obtain growth and progression in your role as the business continues to expand. As finance lead you shall be exposed to the business planning process and be supported by a strong senior leadership team who can offer the development and sector expertise to assist your future as a leader in finance.

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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