Head of Finance

Ref: AG/800013

Salary: £80k - 90k per year + 20% bonus, pension, health care

Location: Brighton, East Sussex, England

Type: Permanent

Market: Commerce & Industry

Grafton Banks Finance is currently assisting a £50m turnover, rapidly expanding private equity backed organisation based in Brighton with the recruitment of a Head of Finance. Reporting directly to the CFO and managing a team of around 10 staff you will take responsibility for the timely reporting of the organisation as well as the FP&A and commercial finance aspects. The current team is responsible for the production and internal reporting of the results as well as managing the costs, P&L, offering financial support around business expansions, acquisitions and supporting the product and marketing teams.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • To manage and develop the various finance teams to include financial reporting, management accounting, business partnering, FP&A, treasury and CAPEX.
  • Maintain the systems and processes for producing the management accounts
  • To maintain up to date and meaningful balance sheet reconciliations and analyses
  • Prepare consolidated management accounts with commentaries on a monthly and quarterly basis including underlying performance
  • To interpret the P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow implications on the commercial performance of the business and the performance of the processes and controls
  • Managing the finances of business expansions and new business tenders
  • Partnering with marketing and procurement on budgets v spend and new revenue streams
  • Mid and long term financial planning and scenerio analysis
  • To manage continued improvement in the efficiency, relevance, quality and consistency of accounting and reporting
  • Monitor the operation and evolution of the use of the accounting system
  • Key point of contact with company auditors including managing annual audit process
  • Key point of contact for company tax advisors and managing annual tax returns
  • Control local treasury requirements and reporting ensuring compliance with banking covenants and reporting requirements
  • Oversee the capital expenditure budget to ensure expenditure is in line with expectations
  • Manage the proper accounting of senior and shareholder debt and investment
  • Lead on complex accounting matters such as group consolidation and acquisition accounting
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with company secretarial duties
  • Act as main point of contact with company insurers to ensure adequate cover is in place
  • Ad-hoc duties and projects such as assisting with acquisitions integration
  • Oversee collation of information and creation of monthly results to ensure accurate and detailed financial information is available for the business management team in a timely fashion
  • Review and approve all balance sheet reconciliations
  • Understand and promote the importance of tight balance sheet control and its use as an early warning of trading or control issues
  • Prepare and control cash flow forecasts and achievement and reporting thereof

This company is expanding organically and via acquisitions so lots of future opportunites exist for career hungry individuals. This role would ideally suit a technically and commercially astuce ACA or CIMA with strong academics.You will also be rewarded with an excellent benefits package to include a 20% bonus, pension and health care.

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