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Head of Finance

  • Salary: 60000 - 70000
  • Location: York, North Yorkshire
  • Role Type: Permanent

Ben Johnson Recruitment is working with a growing SME group based in York looking to appoint a Head of Finance. This is a no 1 role reporting directly into the MD and working closely with the business owners.

As Head of Finance, you will lead on all financial reporting including business planning covering the following:

  • Preparing annual budgets and planning processes
  • Updating periodic forecasting for the senior team and external investors
  • Developing forecasting models and managing the financial performance across the business
  • Re-forecast P and L and balance sheet and cash flow for the group
  • Preparation of the Board report
  • Manage short term cash flow, create daily and weekly models
  • Liaise with external auditors at year end to ensure this runs smoothly and oversee the review of statutory management accounts

We are looking for you to take ownership of:

  • Day to day finance team management
  • Long term financial plan and model that supports the successful execution of the business plan
  • Analyse business units to challenge and guide on revenue growth targets, labour and margin costs
  • Establish strong relationships with operational managers to ensure they are up to speed with finance performance

About you:

  • You will ideally have worked in an entrepreneurial/owner managed environment where you will have partnered at a senior management level. You will be able to interpret financial information and demonstrate its commercial impact in a fast paced environment.
  • You will be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) with a min of 5-10 years PQE.
  • You will have strong financial control, planning and reporting techniques

This is an opportunity to join a business that is looking to grow further where you will be challenged to lead a Finance team in a period of change. This would make an ideal no 1 role for someone looking to take the next step in their career or an experienced Head of Finance seeking an exciting and fast paced environment.

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