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Head of Finance

Salary: £60,000 - £80,000Start date: ASAPLocation: FauldContract type: Permanent

Job description

Cordius is working with an innovative, fast-growing UK company that develops, sources and supplies instructive equipment and toys to schools and nurseries across the UK.
 
 
Currently they are looking for a Head of Finance to join their high growth mail order business. The ideal candidate will be an experienced and extremely capable Financial Controller or a Qualified Accountant with a proven background in high volume of transactions and a large amount of stock transactions – for example retail, mail order or manufacturing. The successful candidate will be required to run all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Finance functions – everything from banking, payroll, AP, AR and accounts preparation.
 
 
MAIN ROLE:
  • Managing, motivating and developing the Finance team
  • Ensuring the preparation of timely and accurate monthly management pack and an easy to understand but thorough understanding and analysis of the results
  • Ensuring key KPI’s are in place for the department and work with the MD to ensure the right KPI’s are developed and produced across the business
  • Working closely with the board, acting as a key business partner providing modelling, analysis and advice as required
  • Ensure strong process are in place to monitor P&L performance for example carriage analysis and checking, detailed margin analysis
  • Maintain a strong P&L understand and control on accruals and prepayments
  • Provide strong analysis skills providing strong detailed analysis with good easy to understand summaries
  • Providing P&L and cash flow annual budgeting and monthly forecast with variance analysis
  • Developing and maintaining a system of controls over accounting transactions
  • Highlight and drive cost improvements and ensure all process are in place to drive cost control
 
PERSON SPECIFICATION :
  • At least 5 years’ experience at a senior finance level
  • Qualified Accountant
  • Rounded finance individual with a good time management skills
  • Proud of high standards
  • Excellent analysis skills and IT skills
  • Good communicator with the ability to work well with all members of the company
  • Very thorough with very good attention to detail
  • High levels of experience of working with stock and high volumes of transactions
  • Good systems experience and experience of developing reporting and improving processes
 
Cordius team offers unrivalled expertise; a flexible and personal approach of successful recruitment within Engineering, Supply Chain and Technical disciplines - our highly experienced team of specialist consultants offer professional and transparent services to match the individual needs of both clients and candidates.

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