Head of Finance

Swanley Permanent £75,000 - £90,000 per year
  • Excellent opportunity to head up the finance department
  • Rounded role which is part of the senior leadership team but also hands on

About Our Client

My client are a leading Kent based logistics and distribution business. They are a business with a great family feel, who are looking to appoint a Head of Finance who can bridge the gap between the board and the day to day operations.

Job Description

As Head of Finance you will be responsible for overseeing the successful and accurate operation of the finance department, in order to provide insight and commentary to the board as a key member of the Senior Leadership Team

Specifically you will manage the preparation of the monthly, quarterly and annual accounts process through a team of 6-7 staff who cover:

  • Monthly management accounting
  • Cash Flow Forecasts
  • Credit Management
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Balance Sheet Reconciliations
  • Variance Analysis
  • VAT Returns

To be successful in the role you will work closely with the board and other members of the SLT, and will look to provide a blend of accuracy and insight, but in an expedient and practical manner.

The Successful Applicant

The ideal candidate for this role will be

  • Formally Qualified (CIMA, ACCA, ACA), although Qualified by experience with relevant industry sector experience will be considered - supply chain, logistics, distribution.
  • Be aware of the nuances of the logistics and distribution market and the costs and pressures which affect it
  • Ideally have had some experience in transport, logistics, fleet, distribution, 3PL type environments
  • Able to speak openly and honestly with all members of the workforce, from shop floor to board level.
  • Able to influence strategy
  • Capable of and experienced in liaising with the board, external auditors and other third parties
  • Able to role your sleeves up and get involved in areas beyond the remit of just finance.

What's on Offer

  • Base salary of £70-90,000 depending on skills, experience and background.
  • Pension contributions
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Team events
Paul Urquhart
Quote job ref
Phone number
+44 1622 604 511

Job summary

Job function
Financial Controller
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
Contract type
Consultant name
Paul Urquhart
Consultant phone
+44 1622 604 511
Job reference