Senior Finance Manager

Recruiter
Bestway Group
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
06 Mar 2019
Closes
31 Mar 2019
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
At Bestway, we’re best known for being the UK’s largest independent food and drinks wholesaler. Bestway Group is a huge multinational with interests in banking, cement, financial services, real estate and healthcare. Not bad for what began as a small food store in West London in the 1960s. Today, Bestway Group trades from 63 warehouses under the Bestway and Batleys names and enjoys an 18% market share in the grocery wholesale sector.

To support future growth and the achievement of sales, margin and commercial objectives, Bestway Wholesale is expanding its finance team and is currently looking to recruit a Senior Finance Manager based within our Park Royal Head Office (NW10 7BW).

This is a newly created and pivotal role within our Financial Controllership team and as such will be influential in playing an active role in shaping our future plans on engagement, culture and working practices.

Reporting to the Wholesale Financial Controller this role will take complete ownership for the monthly reporting process and commercial quality of the weekly Cash Flow / Working Capital Reporting and monthly management accounts reporting. You will develop robust financial controls around key risk areas whilst having the opportunity to influence the wider business culture in relation to the accounting and control environment providing value added insight at all times.

Responsible for delivering the operating cash flow of the business by identifying opportunities and implementing working capital initiatives that maximise the cash flows for the business, you will be expected to maintain strong external relationships with several UK banks and the Group Treasury function. Working with our external auditors, you will also have responsibility for the management of our annual audit process.

This is a varied and high profile role and to take on this exciting challenge, you’ll be an ACA qualified accountant (ideally Big 4 trained) with a strong technical background and some experience gained within the FMCG/Retail sector. An excellent communicator, you’ll be incisive, with the ability to dig into and question the detail.

You’ll have experience of leading a control function in a global matrix organisation and be a big picture thinker who can identify, influence and drive through change management plans. Meticulous and more than capable of working under pressure, skilfully managing a varied workload will be second nature to you.

You’ll be competent and comfortable in developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with key internal stakeholder areas which will include Trading, Operations, Sales, Bestway Retail and Group finance teams.

At Bestway, we’re passionate about meeting our customers’ needs and working as a team to grow our business. So if you’re looking for an opportunity to make a huge impact on an ambitious company that’s built its way up from humble beginnings, you could be the person we’re looking for.

We offer an attractive benefits package including a salary commensurate with experience, 30 days annual leave (inc BH’s), contributory pension, private healthcare (family cover), death in service benefit, free on-site parking, free on-site gym and a Bestway Wholesale membership card allowing you to shop at all our sites

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