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Head of Finance

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7 Jul 2022

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Head of Finance sought by a leading Builders Merchant established for over 30 years with two successful branches around London, and part of a group of companies within the construction industry. This role will be based at their Welham Green headquarters.

The Role:
As Head of Finance you will play an important role in the company's growth by developing and implementing the company's financial strategy including development of the financial team to support the growth plans for branch network and development of the company's omni-channel approach.

Working directly for the Managing Director as a trusted partner, you'll be a key member of the Management team and directly influence the direction and success of the business. Your duties will include:

Financial reporting

Production of annual financial statements and management of audit process
Management of corporation tax and HMRC relationshipManagement reporting

Preparation and presentation of monthly management account, Board reporting and KPIs including Balance Sheet management and intercompany management and duties with the All Needs Group
Supporting Business partnering with Management Team and Managing Director and together driving the growth of the businessFinancial Planning and Analysis

Production of rolling monthly, quarterly and annual forecasts
Creation and management of annual budgeting process in line with three year plan
Creation and Management of Annual and Three Year Business Plans Financing

Cashflow reporting and management of working capital in line with business strategy
Management of commercial and credit insurances and renewals to optimize cover
Managing Banking and Invoice discounting facilities and relationships and sourcing and evaluation funding to support the growth of the businessControls and Risk management

Design and operation of internal control systems to support the business including payroll
Creation and management of risk management processInformation Technology

Responsible for developing IT strategy to support the overall growth strategy together with management of the IT functionStaff Management, training and Development

Manage/Monitor and train and mentor the financial and IT team such that
they work efficiently and effectively and in a safe working environment.
Deliver timely, complete and accurate financial information to timelines
the team achieves its time lined objectives and are performance managed and appraised as required
Plan and deliver staff training when necessary and maintain staff training and performance records.
The Person:

A commercial, ambitious, customer focused Head of Finance with construction industry experience - builders merchants experience particularly advantageous
Proven track record as Head of or Director of Finance and a qualified accountant (ACA,CIMA, ACCA)
Experience in developing and implementing financial controls, reporting systems and business partnering, managing cashflow and working capital management
A self-starter who is independent, hands on, organised and whose decision making is data driven
Good interpersonal, communication and finance skills with colleagues, customers, suppliers and face to face, on the telephone and by email
Comfortable working in a casual but motivated small team environment

Up to £55,000 salary
Company benefits including Pension Scheme
23 days + Bank holidays
Casual Dress
Preferential staff rates on purchases
Head of Finance

Welham Green, Hatfield, Hertfordshire - commutable from North London, Watford, Barnet, St Albans, Welwyn Garden City, Enfield, Cheshunt, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford etc

Up to £55,000 + benefits
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