A large growing B2C retail business with interests in technology and an aggressive growth strategy. The business turns over in excess of £450m. The CFO / Finance Director is a pivotal part of the companies plans over the next 5 to 10 years as it really gears up for their next growth stage.
You will be the number one in finance leading a large multi-site finance team and function. You will have a number of direct reports including Divisional Financial Controllers as well as 50+ indirect staff within the finance team. This is a rare opportunity to lead and develop not only the finance team but contribute to the companies 5 year growth plan from a strategic and commercial direction.
Managing and mentoring the large finance team your key duties will also include -
* Financial reporting to the Board.
* Budgets and forecasts.
* Oversee Management Accounts.
* Tax matters including corporation tax and VAT.
* Regulatory compliance.
* Chair of FCA Committee (FCA Approved).
* Trustee for final salary pensions.
* Company secretarial duties.
* Treasury function.
You will be a qualified accountant with experience in a CFO / Finance Director position leading large multi-site teams. Exposure to franchise models would be an advantage as well as bringing together de-centralised and multi-site accounting functions. Dealing with M&A activity as well as planning for change (FRS102 conversion - UK GAAP). Experience implementing finance systems and continuous improvement mentality would also be appealing. You will also have an ability to be hands on as well as operating at a strategic group level.