Finance Director / Head of Finance

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Our client is a well-respected privately owned business operating within the Construction & Projects Industry naming a number of key National House Builders as clients.

As part of the companies continued expansion, FRS have been enlisted to assist with the recruitment of a Head of Finance / Finance Director to join the business.

Working from the companies Head Office in the West Midlands, this position will work closely with the Owner / Managing Director taking ownership of both the financial control whilst having a key influence in the Financial Planning and Business of the Group.

• Leading and managing 6 direct reports across the Finance, Procurement and Plant departments.
• Implement detailed cashflow management across all group companies using a 13, 26 and 52 week forecasts.
• Oversee, review and approve monthly board packs for seven group companies along with quarterly consolidated accounts.
• Presentation of financial reports at the monthly board meeting and quarterly strategy meetings.
• Responsible for budgeting and forecasting across the group.
• Challenging at monthly CVR meetings – working closely with Commercial Director to control project profitability.
• Liaising with Regional BU Leaders to interpret results and guide in decision making.
• Review supply chain performance and negotiate rates and rebates from suppliers.
• Strong monthly project costing and profitability reviews to ensure accurate project profitability reporting.
• Overhaul the reporting framework to include weekly KPI”s, dashboards, and a greater focus on direction of travel/forecasts.
• Streamline the production of monthly board packs and introduced quarterly consolidated accounts with ROCE comparisons.
• Reduce reliance on legacy software systems and optimised the reporting and functionality or New Systems

The ideal candidate will be formally qualified (ACA / ACCA / CIMA) and ideally have previous experience gained within a Finance Leadership position operating within the below Industries.

– House Building, Commercial Construction / Civils, Plant Hire, Ground Works, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering

You will be an experienced finance leader comfortable with developing a small team within a dynamic business.

Being the No 1 in Finance, this role also retains a strong commercial & strategic focus with candidates needing to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Group Managing Director to help drive the business forward.

In return a competitive basic salary coupled with annual bonus and excellent benefits can be offered.