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Head of Finance

Exec Appointments
London, UK
Closing date
31 Oct 2020

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Our client is a £10m turnover, disruptive cosmetics business in the beauty industry and we are seeking to recruit a Head of Finance, or 'mini-FD' position to run the product division.


The Head of Finance will report directly to the General Manager and Executive team and ultimately be responsible for the financial running of the division. In this role you will produce timely and reliable monthly management information reports, investigating variances against budgets and providing analysis of differences. You will prepare the yearly budget, half year forecasts, and quarterly sales forecasts all with commentary on risks / opportunities whilst able to be hands on and manage the purchase and sales ledgers, cashflow, tax, and statutory reporting. You will have one direct report to manage and mentor too.


We are seeking a high quality finance professional with a strong academic background who can demonstrate technical accounting knowledge as well as strong analytical and problem-solving skills. You will ideally be an ACA/CA qualified accountant who trained with an audit team in a major accountancy professional practice and must have since gained experience in a product based consumer business. The ability to quickly collect, interpret, analyse and present data in an accurate and commercial manner will be crucial in this role, as well as the ability to multi-task, be a strategic thinker and an effective communicator. Knowledge of Access Supply Chain / Dimensions is preferred.

To apply for this role, please use the Apply button.

Please note that due to the expected volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. We are sorry, but if you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed organisations, private equity backed businesses and privately owned companies. We recruit across all sectors and have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe. For more information, please see the Walker Hamill website.

REF: CJ51237
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