Head of Finance

Brakes Group
16 Apr 2019
06 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of Finance South Region
Role Purpose Statement Business partnering the Operations Director South, the Head of Finance will provide strategic support, analysis and insight to help deliver and exceed expected service, efficiency and financial business targets. The Head of Finance will be instrumental in understanding and communicating trends and results (at both a tactical and strategic level) and plays an important role in developing value add analysis to support growth and performance improvements.
Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities
• Provide the Operations Director with sound financial analysis and guidance in order to grow their business profitably

• Review and challenge of operational and financial performance on a weekly and monthly basis

• Drive a culture of financial management through KPI's

• Establish and lead weekly flash process with key stakeholders

• Attend regional and national Monthly Performance Reviews

• Lead strategic analysis and planning processes

• Manage the annual planning and rolling forecast process

• Identify financial risks and opportunities

• Manage and develop a team of qualified or part-qualified accountants

• Appraisal and authorisation of operational impact of new business requests

• Ensure full adherence to Sarbanes Oxley policies and procedures and Brakes Group reporting requirements

• Work closely with the Head of Finance - Change Programme to ensure that all costs and benefits relating to the change programme are appropriate, tracked and are in line with expectations

• Involvement in ad-hoc projects as requested
Competencies/Leadership Themes
• Ability to liaise with associates of all levels, including senior Directors

• Ability to build cross functional relationships

• Confident communicating with and influencing demanding stakeholders in a positive and constructive manner

• Plans and prioritises to bring tasks to a timely completion.

• Maximises opportunities for self-development.

• Has enthusiasm and tenacity to strive for continuous improvement

• Demonstrate ability to adapt quickly and deliver results when confronted with unforeseen work demands

• Must have results driven method of working and a strong desire to complete and succeed at all tasks as well as taking personal ownership for outputs with a can do attitude

• Ability to understand trends and results and propose corrective action / improvement

• High level of competency in financial analysis and modelling

• Maintain the highest possible professional and ethical standards at all times
Knowledge, Skills, Experience Essential:

• CIMA qualified accountant with several years PQE experience

• Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills

• Ability to influence at all levels

• Highly analytical

• Logistics / Supply Chain experience

• Enthusiastic with a can do attitude

• Comfortable with travel across the UK and overseas on occasion

• Project Management

• System development / implementation projects

• Advanced MS Office
Here at Brakes Group, we have a simple mission - to help businesses who serve food to thrive. And as we have been serving chefs across the food industry for nearly 60 years, with a business built on quality, reliability, innovation and trust, it's no surprise that we know what we're doing.
And with a culture where everyone works together as one team to be the best we can be, with a real focus on our brilliant people, there is no doubt that we have the right ingredients to make your career a successful one. If you're looking for development we can help you achieve your aspirations. We have clear career paths and learning programmes which will support you at every step of the way. We also have a whole range of Apprenticeships and a Graduate Programme so there really is something for you at every level of your career whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned professional. And being part of Sysco - the Global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products; the opportunities really are endless.
If this isn't enough, we offer a whole realm of fantastic benefits and incentives including

• Discounts on products and services

• Clear career pathways and development

• Excellent rewards and recognition schemes

• Pension plan

• Additional holiday purchase
Brakes UK uses a third party to undertake a number of checks. Any offer of employment made by Brakes UK would be conditional upon receiving a satisfactory; reference, identity document(s), basic DBS certificate and basic credit check.

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