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Financial / Commercial Director

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Financial / Commercial Director

Slough

£70k + Bens

 

Strive Supply Chain are a leading management recruitment consultancy, specialising in Supply Chain, Production, Planning, Logistics, Transport & Warehouse Operations, please visit our website at www.strive.co.uk or join us on twitter at twitter.com/strivellp for further vacancies and information.

We are delighted to be representing our client, a medium sized Logistics specialist providing national delivery & collections services in their search for an experienced commercially focussed Financial Director.

This position sits on the main Board & reporting directly to and working very closely alongside the Managing Director. The crux of this role is about giving the Directors regular visibility on the company’s financial performance & current state.

You will be responsible for overseeing the day to day accounting & finance duties where you will look to apply sound commercial finance judgement to aid the future development and growth of a small network of distribution centres across the UK in a number of ways, both financial and operational.

Essential purpose of the role:

This is very much a hands-on role & you will be highly visible & communicate with people across the business on all matters financial. The business is in urgent need of sound financial analysis, budgeting, planning & influencing. Whilst the wider business performs well the overall P&L needs to reviewed & analysed closely to set the future direction.

Key Responsibilities:

·         Ensure costs & expenditure is reported in an accurate and timely manner.

·         Drive the company’s Financial strategy, Planning & Analysis.

·         Monitor complex financial data, cash flow & transactions to provide the main Board with a weekly / monthly / Quarterly accurate cash position.

·         Take full ownership of annual budgets, forecasts & planning.

·         Produce regular high-quality accounts & reports.

·         Split your time as 60% Commercial Finance, 20% people mgn’t & 20% Compliance

·         Managing a team of 6 including credit control, purchasing & admin.

·         Hands approach to capital expenditure & negotiations

·         Analyse and identify areas of improvement that affect the cost base especially on labour, fuel & other key areas.

·         Challenge Senior Managers on operational expenditure, costs & budgets

·         Identify areas of financial weakness in the business & follow through with solutions

·         Will put in processes to analyse industry financial trends

·         Operate in a flexible and responsive way to the business needs

·         Resolves issues with commercial operations

·         Oversees financial KPI’s

·         Recommend new productivity or cost saving initiatives

·         Full cost analysis of any commercial expenditure

The ideal Candidate:

This role would suit someone who is used to a great deal of autonomy in an FD role who strives for that next step upwards.  

  • Will be comfortable in a hands on & visible role
  • Simply must be able to take full ownership of the role & deliver an accurate picture of how the business is performing.
  • Proven Financial background covering all aspects of accountancy, finance & reporting
  • Strong financial KPI background
  • Highly proactive, energetic & driven to achieve success
  • Proven commercial awareness
  • Fantastic numeracy & analytical skills
  • Excellent related IT skills and knowledge of relevant software including writing macros in Excel
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High attention to detail

We look forward to your application.

 



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