Job Role: UK Finance Director
Salary: To attract the best
Our client is one of the leading businesses within the FMCG sector, with complex operations across the UK & Internationally. They are an innovation leader in their market and have grown rapidly in the last 10 years. We are now supporting them in the search for a talented Finance Director to play a key role in the financial management across the group with particular focus on the UK entities. This role doesn’t just involve strategy and top line figures but someone comfortable in the detail and day to day too. There isn’t the corporate culture that puts people into silos and your span will be far reaching and deep.
The Finance Director will play a lead role in financial management across the Group. The role will absolutely require an in-depth and detailed knowledge of statutory accounting, tax and treasury, but more importantly it will lead on ensuring that strong, best-in-class business support is available to all entities
The UK business entities (and indeed wider Group) are immersed in digital transforming the end to end businesses processes and leadership with regards to the finance processes within the UK, including assessing and mapping their validity, proposing process improvements and then overseeing these process transformations, will form a critical focus for this role. This role will work hand-in-glove with IT leadership to ensure we meet our strategic intentions.
*Manage the finance teams to implement and deliver weekly and month-end reporting in a timely fashion, to allow the business units to achieve their objectives of profitability and expense control
*Together with the Business Managers, define KPIs to monitor activity and take corrective actions
*Guarantee accountability and challenge performance versus Budget and Forecast
*Lead on creating an internal talent pool within the Finance Function
*Ensure consistent reporting across all Group entities
*Mentor and coach direct line reports incl. Head of Finance and Head of FP&A
*As Senior Accounting Officer in the UK, Lead Group Finance governance meetings in the UK
* CIMA / ACCA Qualified
* Track record in delivering as a finance leader
* Mergers & Acquisitions experience
* Experience of working in an FMCG and or Food business.
* Strong inter-personal and management skills.
* Hard-working, numerate and accurate.
* Extremely IT literate with excellent excel skills.
* Self-starter, with energy and prepared to be very flexible.
* Working knowledge of various ERP systems
* Enthusiastic approach
* Capable of working under own initiative & to tight timescales
* Takes ownership of the function
* Can do mindset
In return our client is offering a rewarding role and attractive package including all the executive benefits. This really is a dynamic and attractive opportunity for the right commercially strong finance leader.
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