Job Opportunity: Financial Director

Caroline Eagle
Marketing Manager | Pattersons Ltd
22nd January 2019
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One of Bristol’s oldest family businesses with an enviable history of great customer service and a strong financial base is now offering an opportunity for a forward thinking, commercially aware and financially astute Chartered or CIMA qualified accountant to join the group as its new Finance Director as it embarks on the next phase of its growth plans.

We are a leading independent provider of cleaning, catering and accommodation supplies with a history spanning five generations serving local and national businesses.

The role is a Board role and as such there are requirements placed upon Company Directors in the legislation contained within the Companies Act 2006. This position reports directly to the Chairman.

As Finance Director, you will lead our accounts team, developing talent and delivery analysis to advise and direct company strategic decisions. You will have exceptional IT skills to drive integrated business platforms to exceed customer expectation while streamlining business processes.

Major Responsibilities:
•Group cash management ensuring working capital is controlled whilst maximising opportunities
•Preparing and advising on monthly and annual accounts consolidating group activity
•Team and individual development of Finance and IT Departments including apprentices
•Strategic lead for all assets including stock
•Liaison with external advisors including HMRC and auditors
•Manage the Quality Management System and Environmental policy to ensure continuous improvement and governance
•Direct accurate data collection providing insightful analysis to steer business decisions
•Collaborative approach to developing stock range whilst maximising storage and rotation
•Collaboratively direct the Operations functions ensuring highest level of customer satisfaction are achieved
•Lead HR functions and process, being the final arbitrator in retention and development
•Work with all teams providing professional service to branches from Bristol

Required Qualifications or skills:
•ACA, ACCA or CIMA Qualified
•Ability to present complex data simply
•Experience of Distribution
•Adept at database report writing ideally SQL
•Proven experience of process improvement connecting data to business outcomes
•Advance experience of transactional business systems also technical accounting
•Demonstrate leadership of strong controls and evidence where challenges have brought greater insight.
•Commercial acumen
•Experience of overall responsibility
•Exceptional developer of talent and team building

A self-aware individual who exudes humour, understanding and honesty

•Finance Leadership: 5 years (Preferred)

Job Type: Full Time

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