Head of Finance and Operations

Posted 2 months ago by Candidate Source
Location Bishop's Stortford Job Type Full Time - Permanent
Salary £80,000 to £100,000 per annum Sector Accountancy
An extremely successful optical frames brand is seeking Head of Finance and Operations to join its expanding team based in Bishop Stortford.

Over recent years the company has doubled in size. The plans are exciting and ambitious, and the plans are to double in size again over the next 3-year period.

This Head of Finance and Operations role has a strong commercial bias with the focus points being:
  • To establish the business as the ‘best in class’ customer service provider.
  • To provide good commercial financial support to help develop the business.
  • To deliver effective reporting on business performance which will empower the management team.
As a Head of Finance and Operations your duties will include:
  • Developing customer service to ‘Best in Class’ level.
  • Implementing and maintaining internal reporting in order to best support business management.
  • Overseeing the financial accounting to ensure accurate, complicit and timely reporting.
  • Improving and streamline management reporting.
  • Championing financial planning and forecasting in order to keep the management team focused.
  • Overseeing warehousing and logistics to support and ensure optimum customer service.
  • Supporting the management team in evaluating and assessing the profitability of new opportunities.
  • Managing the balance sheet and ensure that the business always has enough cash.
  • Managing and developing direct reports which include; Accountant (responsible for 2 staff), Ops Manager (responsible for 9 warehouse staff and 5 sales administrators) and dotted line responsibility for the Product Manager.
To be a successful Head of Finance and Operations you will have the following skills and experience:
  • Excellent leadership qualities that inspire excellent customer service and deliver high-quality customer experience.
  • Qualified ACA/ ACCA/ ACMA or equivalent with a proven track record at this level.
  • Experience of working within a “Stock” business is a must.
  • Strong IT focus to drive efficiency and improve current reporting systems.
If you are looking for a role that offers high levels of autonomy and visibility within the business and enables you to be an integral part of the businesses into a very exciting period of development, please apply in the strictest confidence.

In return, the Head of Finance and Operations will receive £80,000 to £100,000 per annum. 

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