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Head of Finance

D R Newitt & Associates
Closing date
15 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Well known FMCG business seeks a Finance guru to guide company strategy.

Reporting into the MD, you will have quite a bit of autonomy to make improvements to the function.

This is a SME that takes pride in promoting a positive company culture through physical and mental wellness initiatives (Yoga and Meditation).

This role could suit a Financial Controller or an experienced Finance Manager looking to take the next step in their career.

Ability to work from home 3 days per week.

The Role:

* Managing a small team, you will be responsible for the management of the Finance function of the business. You will lead and drive financial planning, and advise the senior management team to inform decision making and ultimately maximise profit and efficiencies. This will include in depth analysis of key drivers of expenditure, profit and loss, tracking of product and activity plans, and critically reviewing and challenging forecast submissions.

* Ownership of the management of the financial data for the business.

* Work closely with the Directors to help analyse success, and shape and plan future business investments and strategy.

* Manage and present financial data, including P&L, cashflow, balance sheet, forecasts, and budgets.

* Effective analysis to advise, support and assist Senior Management with key financial decision-making, minimising any financial risks and maximising opportunities.

* Review of P&L by account, product, factory, stock, promotions and sell through in order to shape, influence, and plan budgets.

* Be responsible for daily, weekly, monthly, and year end reporting and budgeting.

* Work closely with Product, Sales, and Operations teams to monitor budgets vs. forecasts to better understand their goals, and provide the financial insight to help guide their strategy.

* Review current processes and practices, analysing efficiencies, and always looking for improvements and opportunities.

The Candidate:

* Qualified accountant / CIMA qualified ideally.

* Must have experience of working in a SME manufacturing environment.

* Someone who is strategic, but is happy to undertake day-to-day operational duties.

* ERP system and Excel knowledge.

* Understanding the challenges associated in changing or implementing ERP systems would be highly desirable.

* Great communicator, with high attention to detail and analytical nature, with the ability to use financial data to get to the core of both opportunities and potential risks

* Experience with managing budget reports such as P&L, cash flow and balance sheets
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