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Head of Finance

Job Title: Head of Finance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: North London, London
Industry:
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + + car + bonus + shares
REF: EM0011_1577986872
Contact Name: Elliott McAusland
Contact Email: elliott@consultancygroup.com
Job Published: 9 months ago

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

  • Project and investment prioritisation by ensuring all projects are challenged and have a sufficient business case that is financially viable whilst providing ongoing finance support to project teams
  • Provide cohesive analytical support on ad hoc analyses that drive strategic and operational decisions
  • Provide financial insight as we develop our long-term distribution strategies required to support the growth of the business
  • Continually challenge current thinking and make recommendations on how to optimise operations and minimise risk/cost to the business
  • Evaluate and report actual versus planned outcomes of key Distribution initiatives
  • Continue to develop an ROI focussed culture
  • Continue to improve Distribution capital management/reporting and streamline capital approval process
  • Facilitate the budgeting / forecasting and long-range planning process for the Distribution Finance team
  • Be an independent, credible and challenging finance partner to support the delivery of business goals
  • Manage the Distribution finance team, providing support for their development and exposure to multi-functions across the business

Key Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Accounting qualification, MBA, or similar commercial finance analysis experience with significant PQE experience
  • Strong business modelling skills
  • A proven track record of delivering results to deadlines
  • Previous experience of developing and managing people/teams
  • High level of initiative, curiosity and drive
  • A flexible attitude and forward thinking, combined with an analytical approach to problem solving and acute commercial awareness
  • Excellent communication skills across all levels are essential and must have well developed influencing skills to achieve desired outcomes
  • Experience within a consumer facing business (Retail/FMCG) desirable
  • Experience in distribution and logistics will be desirable
  • European language skills advantageous