- A Head of Commercial & Operational Finance position for a £500mturnover business
- Reporting to an accomplished CFO, based near Warrington, Cheshire.
About Our Client
My client is a market leading contracting services business, who have enjoyed significant organic growth from £350m to £500m turnover in the last 3/4 years, but also have acquisition plans to continue the growth trajectory. Working in a finance function of over 40 people, and alongside a Group Financial Controller, this role focuses on the commercial and operational aspects, leading a team of finance business partners to face MD's, and operational leaders and offer support, KPIs and advice on key matters.
The Head of Commercial & Operational Finance reports to a very accomplished CFO and works alongside a Group Financial Controller to lead a sizeable finance function. Accountable for, and leading all P&L activities for a £500m turnover business, deliver expert FP&A, budget and forecasting and commercial advice to a large UK operational leadership team. This role is focused on adding value to operations, delivering sound commercial advice and reporting P&L outcomes back to the CFO and wider board of directors.
The Successful Applicant
The successful candidate will have a commercial bias to their skills and experience, and have held similar senior roles in large and complex businesses. The role is focused away from controls, AP/AR and is designed to deliver excellent FP&A, commercial finance and advisory support to the UK operations leaders for a fast paced and large contracting services business. The ability to lead a sizeable commercial team, and drive efficiency's, improve reporting and aid quick decision making is critical.
The ability of an individual to build rapport and influence non-finance managers and directors is also a crucial requirement. With a large growth agenda, dynamic and decisive decision making and the ability to drive change and improvements is also key. This role is accountable for a multiple entity P&L's, clearly communicating issues and performance measures, and leading specialise business partners to enhance operational opportunities. The candidate must be professional qualified, ACA, CIMA or ACCA and their careers focused on commercial finance, operational finance, FP&A and team leadership. Candidates must demonstrate and be comfortable presenting at board level, on business performance and projects, be a very strong communicator and lead with passion, energy and be very results oriented.
What's on Offer
the successful candidate will be offer a large leadership role, demanding and rewarding in equal measure. They will inherit a good team, that will need further investment and development. They will be mentored by a very accomplished CFO, and offer future career development in a large, market leading business. A £six figure salary package is on offer.