Head of Finance - route to FD/CFO

  • Location

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £55000 - £60000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lucy Regan

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Sewell Wallis are currently working with an international, growing SME based in Manchester city centre who are looking to now bring their finance function in house due to the impressive growth they have demonstrated over the past 12 months.

They therefore require a Head of Finance to join their business to support with this transition and to support with their projected future growth. This role would suit a hands on finance professional who is looking to progress their career at a rapid pace, eventually leading to a FD/CFO position.

As the Head of Finance your responsibilities will include the following:-

-Support with the transition of bringing the finance function in house, looking at the current systems and processes that need to be in place
-Consider any extra junior support required in the finance function to make the transition as smooth as possible
-Produce the monthly management accounts with supporting commentary and variance analysis
-Regular cashflow forecasting and regular communication to the Senior Management Team on who this is looking on a weekly basis
-Business partner with all the departments heads, including the sales teams to produce an accurate forecasting model
-Full control over any compliance related issues, looking to mitigate any risk towards the business
-Have a strong operational focus across the business to support with any key commercial and strategic decisions
-Hands on book keeping duties when required initially until the finance function is fully running

You must be a qualified accountant, ideally 3-4 years post qualified with the ability to work regularly in the Manchester office when office working can return to normality. You must be commercially aware and not be afraid to challenge non finance stakeholders across the business.

It is important that you have a strong educational background with a confident personality who can support the business in driving it forward.

For more information please contact Lucy Regan

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.

Sewell Wallis is a specialist recruitment company with a vast amount of experience in our industry we offer permanent, temporary and interim recruitment support for accounting and finance, human resources and business support positions. We recruit at all levels within finance from Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller level through to Financial Controller and Director positions. With offices in Sheffield and Leeds, we are well situated to cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Manchester. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy and finance jobs and human resources or business support positions.