Head of Finance

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Published
12 May 2022
Location
Welham Green, United Kingdom
Category
Job Type

Description

Head of Finance sought by a leading Builders Merchant established for over 30 years with two successful branches around London, and part of a group of companies within the construction industry. This role will be based at their Welham Green headquarters.
 
The Role:
As Head of Finance you will play an important role in the company’s growth by developing and implementing the company’s financial strategy including development of the financial team to support the growth plans for branch network and development of the company’s omni-channel approach.

Working directly for the Managing Director as a trusted partner, you’ll be a key member of the Management team and directly influence the direction and success of the business. Your duties will include:

Financial reporting

  • Production of annual financial statements and management of audit process
  • Management of corporation tax and HMRC relationship

Management reporting

  • Preparation and presentation of monthly management account, Board reporting and KPIs including Balance Sheet management and intercompany management and duties with the All Needs Group
  • Supporting Business partnering with Management Team and Managing Director and together driving the growth of the business

Financial Planning and Analysis

  • Production of rolling monthly, quarterly and annual forecasts
  • Creation and management of annual budgeting process in line with three year plan
  • Creation and Management of Annual and Three Year Business Plans

Financing

  • Cashflow reporting and management of working capital in line with business strategy
  • Management of commercial and credit insurances and renewals to optimize cover
  • Managing Banking and Invoice discounting facilities and relationships and sourcing and evaluation funding to support the growth of the business

Controls and Risk management

  • Design and operation of internal control systems to support the business including payroll
  • Creation and management of risk management process

Information Technology

  • Responsible for developing IT strategy to support the overall growth strategy together with management of the IT function

Staff Management, training and Development

  • Manage/Monitor and train and mentor the financial and IT team such that
    • they work efficiently and effectively and in a safe working environment.
    • Deliver timely, complete and accurate financial information to timelines
    • the team achieves its time lined objectives and are performance managed and appraised as required
  • Plan and deliver staff training when necessary and maintain staff training and performance records.

The Person:

  • A commercial, ambitious, customer focused Head of Finance with construction industry experience – builders merchants experience particularly advantageous
  • Proven track record as Head of or Director of Finance and a qualified accountant (ACA,CIMA, ACCA)
  • Experience in developing and implementing financial controls, reporting systems and business partnering, managing cashflow and working capital management
  • A self-starter who is independent, hands on, organised and whose decision making is data driven
  • Good interpersonal, communication and finance skills with colleagues, customers, suppliers and face to face, on the telephone and by email
  • Comfortable working in a casual but motivated small team environment

Benefits:

  • Up to £55,000 salary
  • Company benefits including Pension Scheme
  • 23 days + Bank holidays
  • Casual Dress
  • Preferential staff rates on purchases

Head of Finance
 
Welham Green, Hatfield, Hertfordshire - commutable from North London, Watford, Barnet, St Albans, Welwyn Garden City, Enfield, Cheshunt, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford etc
 
Up to £55,000 + benefits

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