Head of Finance - Start up

Job Title: Head of Finance - Start up
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London, England
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 12 months
REF: SB198456_1568376265
Contact Name: Sam Banks
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

The Consultancy Group are currently recruiting for a Head of Finance for a start up FMCG brand. Your role will help to lead the delivery of high quality finance services and input strategic leadership.


Monthly Accounts:

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts and profitability by activity and projects
  • Production of variance analysis between actuals
  • Identification of main drivers of margin and analysis of
  • actual margin delivered compared to expected margin
  • to identify gains and losses
  • Ongoing development of monthly reporting pack to address key information needed by senior management
  • Providing an "early warning" / "flash" view of monthly performance immediately post month end
  • Analysis and presentation of key performance information to senior management


  • Building annual P&L Forecast model
  • Balance sheet and cash flow forecasts
  • Updated quarterly budget based on actual performance
  • Develop longer term extended forecast for P&L, balance sheet and cash-flow

Commercial Decision support and Development:

  • Provide Competitor and Market analysis in a consistent format
  • Monthly and Weekly reporting of commercial performance
  • to the board and investors, highlighting risks and opportunities and emerging trends

Group and Operational:

  • Manage the time line and submission of accurate figures in the monthly consolidation process
  • Develop standardised business case criteria for assessment of incremental capex/opex spend
  • Responsible for the controlling and consolidation of manufacturing and logistics entities/business units
  • Lead and coordinate the business planning, forecasting, statutory and management reporting processes to deliver high quality outputs which support sound business management and timely decision-making
  • Create a robust overall control and risk environment, balancing control with empowerment and accountability
  • Create policies, standards and definitions that are documented, appropriate and consistently applied

Knowledge, Skills, Experience

  • A proven track record of successfully leading and managing a production environment