Company details and job overview:
Kenton Black Finance have partnered exclusively with one of the UK’s most established education and training organisations. With a focus on delivering high quality skills to industry Clients, they are firmly established at the heart of the Lancashire economy, developing talent and educating the next generation. Based in East Lancashire they maintain a strong heritage, highly skilled workforce, and operate from state of the art facilities. As the client base grows and the reputation continues to thrive the business are seeking a dynamic finance lead to support further growth as part of the senior management team.
Your new role as Finance Manager/FBP:
As Finance Manager and Business Partner for the organisation you shall lead from the front to manage and develop the finance function, as well as the quality of financial data produced. Reporting directly to the CEO you shall be a pivotal member of the Senior Management Team. Contributing towards strategic development and the operational management across all areas of the organisation, you shall play a critical role in helping build financial understanding across the business through effective business partnering, developing positive working relationships in many areas. With responsibility for the production of detailed accounting and supporting analysis you shall work closely with the parent company who take the responsibility for financial transaction processing (sales ledger, purchase ledger and payroll). A rounded and rewarding position you shall work closely with the CEO to ensure budgets and forecasted numbers remain a focus.
Main Role Duties:
• Sole responsibility for the finance function, developing staff and leading on the enhancement of financial information for the SMT
• Production of detailed monthly/yearly Management Accounts with supporting analysis for effective business partnering
• Production of budgeting strategy, forecasting and monitoring of performance
• Lead the finance function whilst working closely with the parent company and the Board as required
• Provide an effective business partnering service to the CEO, wider business and board
• Continuous improvements across process and procedure to ensure effective and timely reporting of financial data
A truly rounded and diverse role in a rewarding and highly astute business, this position will suit a commercially mined finance professional who is looking to add value whilst remaining hands-on in the numbers.
Experience & Qualifications Required to apply:
To be considered you shall have a proven track record of leading a finance team in a commercial and driven environment You shall hold a professional qualification (CIMA/ACCA/ACA/CTA) or other relevant qualifications and have a commercial mind-set with strategic awareness. Hands-on and technically strong you shall have experience of maintaining tight financial controls whilst developing and improving process and financial data. A lead in Finance you shall be passionate around professional development and have the ability to coach and develop a small team. As this role is both business partnering and core finance, you shall be able to manage workload and have effective methods to communicate financial date to non-financial stakeholders across all levels of an organisation.
Salary and reward on offer:
This is a diverse and exciting proposition to someone wanting to add value and be part of a senior management team. You will receive a competitive salary and holiday entitlement and gain the opportunity for growth and progression in your role as the business continues to expand. A full time position you shall be exposed to the business planning process and be supported by a strong senior leadership team who can offer the development and sector expertise to assist your future as a leader in finance.
Please submit your CV for immediate consideration, interviews are to take place in the next 7 days.
Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a marker leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. Market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level finance to directorship professionals. Operating from local offices in Preston, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.