Head of Finance

Greater Manchester
£80000 - £85000 per annum
21 Mar 2023
28 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company

Axon Moore is exclusively recruiting a Head of Finance on behalf of a private equity-backed company that is a UK market leader in the service sector based in Greater Manchester.

Currently turning over £300m (£50m EBITDA), the company has grown significantly by acquisition in recent years, to become a market leader in a short space of time. As the business enters a pivotal time in the execution of its strategy there is a finance transformation underway following the integration of 8 major acquisitions with a real desire to further develop MI alongside the operational management team.

Salary – £80k - £85k depending on experience. Location – North Manchester / Hybrid

As the Head of Finance you will be responsible for the P&L, contract management and profitability, resourcing and operational efficiencies across 6 lines of business. The position supports the individual lines of business operational leaders with business decision support and financial management.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting cycles in cooperation with the business and central management team (CFO, COO, Director of Business Development)
  • Financial stewardship of the P&L and cash receipts to Budget
  • Analysis of key KPI’s both operational and financial and the underlying business drivers which are high volume/low value in nature
  • A key influencer in driving growth in revenue, profit and cash
  • Financial stewardship for specific growth areas of the business – which includes the expansion of the commercial client portfolio.
  • Constructing compelling business cases from a financial lens
  • Ad hoc projects for the business unit and across Finance
Person specification:

  • A qualified accountant
  • Highly numerate and analytical
  • An ability to work in a fast-paced busy environment commensurate with PE
  • Prior experience of a service led business model would be an advantage
  • An ability to work with different types of people
  • An eye for detail while understanding the bigger picture
  • A style which recognises the federated nature of the business model while ensuring that there is a cohesive, efficient and financially sound approach to managing the business
  • Adept at communicating and presenting financial information in a clear business language
  • Comfortable working in a matrix environment

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