Head of Finance

Company Details and Job Overview:

A privately owned SME on the outskirts of Preston require an experienced Head of Finance to replace an upcoming retirement. Boasting a diverse customer base which includes many well-known brands, the business has experienced year-on-year growth and there are plans for further expansion, predominantly through acquisition activity.

Key Benefits/ Rewards on Offer:

A competitive starting salary depending on experience
Bonus scheme
25 days annual leave entitlement + bank holidays
Company pension (5% employer contribution)
Private healthcare
Flexible working including a hybrid arrangement

Your New Role as Head of Finance:

In a rounded Head of Finance role, you will report directly to the Managing Director and form part of the Senior Management Team. Managing 2 Finance Assistants, your role will include many hands on aspects whilst providing commercial and strategic input to support decision making.

Duties will include:

Ownership for the month end management accounting process including production of the P&L, balance sheet, commentary and analysis
Production of meaningful budgets and forecasts
Cash flow management
Leading the year end accounting process, being the primary point of contact for auditors
Overseeing the purchase and sales ledger
Driving continual improvement, reviewing and enhancing existing systems and procedures

Experience & Qualifications Required to Apply:

To be considered for this Head of Finance position, you will hold a full formal accountancy qualification (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) with relevant experience at a senior level within finance. You will be experienced in mentoring a small finance team to ensure skills and career development internally. Exposure to ERP implementations within a business is desirable as a new system will be introduced within the next 12-18 months. Additionally, you will have good commercial acumen with strong business partnering skills as you will be required to liaise with various stakeholders, providing financial insight and challenging where required.


You will receive a substantial handover from the current postholder before they take retirement to ensure a smooth transition into your new role. In an all-encompassing senior finance role, you will have the opportunity to add true value to the finance function and help to shape the future direction of the business.

This vacancy is being handled by Rachel Holland at Kenton Black Finance.

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a market leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. As market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level finance to directorship professionals. Operating from local offices in Preston, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.
Preston, England, UK