Location: Bedfordshire, England
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: 5 months ago
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Office Support
Contact Name: Sarah Bickerdike

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Finance Director

Job Description

We are recruiting an experienced Finance Director to join a leading food retailer, wholesaler, importer and distributor.

Our client is a highly regarded family business and have been established for many years serving the restaurant, food service, manufacturing and wholesale sectors.

This is an important strategic role involving overseeing all financial activities, reporting on revenue, training, accounting staff, budgeting, disbursing funds to departments, managing risk, implementing policies, and improving financial processes as well a managing a small finance team.

Duties for the Finance Director will combine operational and strategic roles; to directly manage the finance function, participate in the formulation of strategic and long-term business plans, assesses the implications for the organisation financial mechanisms /oversee their implementation and to advise on finance strategy ensuring the profitable growth of the business.

As part of the Executive Senior Leadership Team they will attend weekly management meetings to brief colleagues on all relevant financial matters and highlight any issues, concerns or areas of financial opportunity including assessing and advising on factors affecting business performance.

Ensure compliance with relevant financial legislation and keeps board members informed of their legal responsibilities.

Develop strategies that work to minimise financial risk including determining staffing levels appropriate for accounting activities

Coordinate and contribute to the production of financial budgets and forecasts. Review, monitor and where appropriate manage budgets ensuring corrective action put in place where necessary.

Ensure the timely production and accurate reporting of monthly management accounts, management information pack and other financial reporting.

Manage the production of annual statutory accounts, including the calculation of corporation tax and VAT.

Report to and advise the Board on all financial matters, including providing forecasts and modelling and advising on opportunities for future growth, planning external and internal audit programmes, arranging for the collection and analysis of accounting, budgetary and related information, and managing the company's financial systems;

Manage the Finance team of 5 to ensure efficient use of time and that deadlines are met.

The successful Finance Director will have the following skills and experience:

Recent experience from within a similar senior role

Finance related qualification

Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting models with solid analytical and decision-making skills

Excellent attention to detail

Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines producing accurate and functional documents

Knowledge of the food / foodservice sector useful but not essential

Benefits for the Finance Director:

  • Salary is upto £80,000 per annum dependent upon experience
  • Company pension
  • Opportunities for career progression

If you are interested in the Finance Director role, please apply today!


This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Staffing Solutions only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

Whilst we endeavour to contact you following your response due to the high volume of applications this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification within 7 days unfortunately your application has not been successful.

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Barker Ross Group who is acting as a recruitment agency.

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