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“The devil’s in the detail.”
“A stitch in time saves nine.”
“If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well!”
No, I haven’t been talking with your team. Still, rumour has it that you run a tight ship and truth be known, you wrestle with the daily challenges presented by being a perfectionist and have learnt to develop your team to avoid the need for micro-managing successfully.
This entrepreneurial-led tech company has ambitions to grow the UK turnover from £30m to £100m. As it embarks on its next chapter of growth, new strategies have been employed, and the former FD role has been split in two; the former FD looks after strategic planning, supporting commercial decision-making by “sticking like glue” to the highly energetic MD, and this newly-created Head of Finance role will steady the ship, providing the gold-standard in ensuring the integrity of the financial reporting.
So this role will speak to you if you trained in accountancy to become an Accountant.
Sounds obvious, but if you wanted a career in business and accountancy was purely the ticket to get you there, this isn’t your role. This position is all about the numbers – your No. 1 goal; you’re a “fixer” performing a business-critical function.
You’ll already be at an advantage if you have a knack for calculating WIP and revenue recognition in a business services environment.
Whilst you’ll inherit a strong team of 3, you’ll put your stamp on the team, not least because you’ll grow your team.
(Shh! You may have a protégé you’d love to bring with you; make sure they’re happy working 100% virtually).
You know SAP well enough to recognise the frustrations of using a large company ERP system when you’re a UK subsidiary. However, it’s a decent trade-off to have the security of any additional funding requirements met internally by a cash-rich Parent company with deep pockets!
Forget the time and cost wasted each day commuting – those expensive barista coffees and lunches on the run are a thing of the past as the whole company works from home. Employees are spread across the UK, always have been.
Every month, you’ll arrive in London to present the latest numbers to the Board, which should make for a nice day out!
In my opinion, this company’s staff are well-remunerated, typically paying up to 20% higher than the market average. This role attracts a salary of c £75,000 – £95,000, plus comprehensive benefits including a max 8% employer pension contribution, 25 days annual leave and the ability to buy/sell an additional 5 days.
This is a truly unique opportunity that stands out in today’s job market. Not every successful senior finance professional aspires to be an FD, but as a strong No2, you’ll be highly valued.
You may not be actively seeking a new role, so your Cv may not be fully updated.
Don’t let that delay you in declaring your interest; you can also contact me via LinkedIn.