Finance Director

Are you a commercially minded FD with experience operating at a growing SME in the Consumer & Retail space?

Do you have exposure to the overseeing and introduction of a new ERP system?

Have you participated in the implementation of a finance-focused shared services platform?

MacGregor Black is currently partnering with a Consumer Goods Business, on the search for a Finance Director. This is a permanent role based in Manchester.

As the Finance Director, you will act as the financial collaborator reporting directly to the COO in this exciting role overseeing a transformative period for the business in the UK.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as the primary point of contact and oversee all aspects of finance and financial management for the business.
  • Sit on the senior leadership team whilst collaborating closely with the C-Suite to drive short-, mid-, and long-term financial planning, resource allocation, annual budgeting, and ongoing forecasting across all revenue and cost categories.
  • Owning, enhancing, and future-proofing financial processes, ensuring the accuracy, insightfulness, and timeliness of financial statements and reported figures for both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Overseeing the introduction of a new ERP system and the implementation of two business units into a shared services platform.
  • Take the lead in business control, ensuring the continual financial well-being of the UK business by monitoring and controlling top and bottom-line performance, key financial and performance indicators, and the balance sheet.
  • Responsible for managing and analysing cash flow to optimize financial efficiency.
  • Take ownership of financial administration, ensuring accuracy and timeliness in all administrative tasks, including monthly closes, reconciliation, and preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and tax filings.
  • Provide comprehensive financial modelling and insightful analyses to support the senior team in decision-making processes.
  • Drive automation and enhancements in financial processes, developing efficient and future-proof administrative setups to reduce manual work and allow more time for in-depth analysis to improve business outcomes.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams such as commerce, operations, and IT, providing financial support to aid in their decision-making processes.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams such as commerce, operations and IT to support them in their decision making

What are we looking for?

  • 7+ years of relevant experience in a financial role, previous experience in owning the financial planning and administration of a business is essential
  • A higher degree in Finance, Accounting, (Business) Economics
  • Experience in implementing a new ERP system
  • Experience merging businesses/business units into a shared services platform
  • Exposure to working in an SME with a very hands on approach as a finance number 1
  • Self-starter, self-sufficient and pro-active, who likes to get things done
  • Strong analytical and financial modelling skills
  • This is a standalone role and are comfortable in owning that responsibility
  • Experience in cash management, budgeting and forecasting
  • Prior experience with Exact Online, MySQL, PowerBI
  • You are fluent in English
  • You can adhere to these company values: Show respect, choose for simple, welcome ownership, dare to be bold and laugh along the way

Competitive salary + benefits.

Please contact Fraser Graham today for more information.


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