Head of Finance

Chemical manufacturing and testing business based in the Widnes area requires a Head of Finance and IT. This role is a keypartofthe management team and sits within the leadership team and reports directly to the Managing Director. This business is part of a larger global business, and this role will have responsibility for working with the larger group.

This roleis responsible for the Finance and IT functions managing the full spectrum of finance, accounting and IT activities, delivering performance to agreed standardswhilstdeveloping andimprovingthe function as necessary to address the changing nature of the business and its environment.

Responsibilities for this role will include:

Lead the finance team to ensure the delivery of high quality and timely financial reporting and management information

Statutory and management reporting and analysis

Preparation and execution of budgets and forecasts

Month end reporting

Compliance with internal and external legal requirements e.g., internal control requirements

Full responsibility for statutory accounting

Managing internal and external audits tax, financial and internal

Ensure IT topics are addressed and in line with ALTANA corporate IT policies and requirements

Work collaboratively with HR to ensure payroll and other employee compensation schemes (e.g., pension) are adequately administered and compliant with legal and statutory requirements

Ensuring all legal stipulations in UK are duly complied with

The right candidate will be:

Fully qualified CIMA, ACCA, ACA or equivalent

Management skills and experience with the ability to successfully lead, motivate and

inspire a team with experience of leading through change

Experience with SAP FI/CO is important preferably through implementation/transition

A pragmatic nature with the ability to work independently with good networking and

communication skills within the matrix organisation of an international group which relies on constructive and flexible teamwork

Strong leadership skills and possess the ability to influence others for a positive business


Strong interpersonal skills, enthusiasm and ambitionto be part of asuccessful team.

Drive, determination and resilienceand the ability towork under pressure and to tight


Experience of working within a manufacturing environment would also be an advantage

In return the successful candidate for this role will get an opportunity to work within a dynamic team in a successful business and a competitive salaryand benefits package.

Cheshire, England, UK