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Head Of Finance

Employer
Chromalloy
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Feb 2021

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Position Reports To: Regional Finance Director, with dotted line to UK General Manager

Direct Reports: 8

Location: Alfreton (Derbyshire)

Entities: UK entities (excluding Turbine Services Limited)

Travel requirements Two UK sites (Derbyshire and Crewe) and occasional overseas travel



Summary: Responsible for: providing financial leadership to the Chromalloy UK entities; ensuring compliance to GAAP \ IFRS, Sequa \ Chromalloy policies and procedures and local Statutory requirements; coordinating the Accounting and Financial Planning & Analysis activities; partnering with the UK General Manager.

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Primary Accountabilities:
  • Financial support to site leadership, analyze key performance indicators to identify underlying business issues, provide input for operational decisions.
  • Support decision making process by managing the analysis and reporting around key business drivers, including revenue, cash, gross margin, expenses, capital expenditures and inventory.
  • Manage the forecast and budget process, including consolidation and analysis.
  • Develop and monitor monthly operating metrics.
  • Analyze financial information to determine present and future financial performance including ad hoc business case analysis, create financial models, and analyze trends to support the growth of the business.
  • Play a key leadership role in partnering Finance with business operations to drive operational initiatives.
  • Ensure and maintain all internal controls and compliance with Sequa \ Chromalloy policies and procedures
  • Develop performance and execution of UK Finance Team.
  • Working Capital Management in order to maximize cash flow


Challenges:
  • Establishing trust and credibility with site departments, sales and corporate finance organization will be a key success factor.
  • Driving the acceptance and adoption of wide scale change into the operating unit will require a measured, win-win approach.
  • This position will need to build strong relationships throughout the organization, also at a distance. These relationships will be critical for marshaling and motivating resources without direct reporting relationships.
  • Providing proactive leadership to positively impact both internal and external stakeholders will require significant personal commitment and planning.


Competencies:

1. Ethics: Works and behaves in a manner that demonstrates the highest levels of integrity

2. Team Oriented Leadership: Demonstrated ability to manage both team and individual performance, develop talent and deliver results through others

3. Functional / Technical Skills: Demonstrated financial analysis and modeling expertise with high standards of accuracy and precision; In depth understanding of financial statements and core finance and accounting concepts; Knowledge of financial systems (SAP, Oracle, Epicor, Hyperion (HFM, SmartView, Planning); Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills (Excel, PowerPoint, etc)

4. Problem Solving & Analysis: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

5. Action Orientation: Highly driven and self-motivated ; Capable of working in a deadline-oriented environment; Ability to work independently, proactively and creatively to develop solutions

6. Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrated ability and desire to communicate, collaborate and coordinate through others throughout the business and financial organizations

7. Communication: Strong written and verbal communications

8. Informing: Ability to recognize key issues and effectively communicate to management; Ability to provide the information people need to know to do their jobs and make accurate decisions

Minimum Requirements:

Education: Bachelors degree essential

Fully qualified accountant ( ACA, ACCA or CIMA)

MBA or Masters degree preferred

Experience: 10+ years of progressive experience with at least 3 years in a Finance leadership role of sufficient scope and complexity.

Experience in a business/commercial focused finance role at a senior level is a requisite

Experience and understanding of an international culture is essential.

Skills:

· Requires demonstrated success leading a Finance organization as a partner with operations and corporate leadership in understanding key financial metrics, forecasts and trends.

· Strong decision-making skills and ability to use sound judgment and challenge assumptions when appropriate

· Proven ability to influence senior management as relates to conclusions based upon analysis and findings.

· Demonstrated knowledge of financial and accounting concepts, techniques, and regulatory requirements.

· Proven flexibility and ability to cope with pressure resulting from changing priorities and meeting tight deadlines and reporting requirements
  • Must demonstrate an effective communication skill/style to present complex ideas in a compelling and comprehensive manner.
  • Exhibit high degree of professionalism and confidentiality in handling and having access to sensitive information.
  • Extensive computer experience using MS Excel and other MS Office products.
  • Strong understanding of both financial and operational processes.


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