- £60000 - £70000 per annum
- Job Type:
- Job Ref:
- BKT591 - EE
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Head of Finance
Based in Gateshead
Total package: £70,000+ (depending on experience)
A leading independent builders merchant is recruiting an experienced and influential Head of Finance, who as part of the management team will play a significant role in helping drive the business forward.
As an experienced finance professional you will be responsible for managing all aspects of the finance function while supporting the company’s financial and commercial strategy.
You will lead a team responsible for all aspects of the financial management of the company. You will be directly involved in the day to day operations, particularly budget and cash flow management, overseeing the preparation and interpretation of the monthly management accounts, the management of the sales and purchase ledgers, plus bank transactions and reconciliations. Credit control, debt collection and working capital management are key aspects to the role in a sales based environment. You will be the key contact for the company’s advisers including credit insurers, bankers and financiers and legal and accounting professionals. You will play an important role as part of the senior leadership team.
You will be based at the company’s Gateshead head office however regular travel to the other 7 branches across Yorkshire and the North East will be required.
The ideal candidate will be an accomplished and commercially minded individual with a successful record of financial management and control. You will be ACCA / FCA / CIMA qualified. You must be able to demonstrate an in depth understanding of financial regulations, accounting practices and risk management.
Previous experience of planning and delivering budgets and managing a team is also essential. You will be working with colleagues across the business and strong communication skills are required. You will need to feel confident working alongside senior colleagues as part of a management team. You must be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills, analytical accuracy and the ability to think strategically.
Established in Gateshead in 1877, you would be joining a family-owned business turning over c.£50m. You will be expected to play a major role in helping drive the business forward.
The job may be suitable for candidates who have experience in the following: Finance Manager, Head of Finance, Finance Director, Business & Finance Manager, Financial Controller, Commercial Accountant, Business Manager.
This job would be suitable for candidates based in the following locations: Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, County Durham, Sunderland, Washington, South Shields, Durham, Middlesbrough.