Finance Director – Heritage British FMCG. 2X Royal Warrants Ref: 15294

Attractive Six Figure Salary Package

Excellent career development opportunity for a fully-qualified accountant, ideally with consumer goods, branded goods manufacturing or retail industry experience to join a much-loved British FMCG Housewares brand, and proud holder of two Royal Warrants for quality & innovation.

Role Info:

Group Finance Director / FD
Rochdale HQ
Attractive Six Figure Salary Package
Product: Heritage British Brand FMCG Consumer Goods
Business Size: £50m turnover business.
Ideal Candidate: Good academic profile. Fully qualified. Currently FD in a £40-70 million business or Senior Finance role in a larger corporate.

We are an innovative, British based producer and retailer of quality homewares, garden products and household goods. Our products can be found in homes around the world.

We are a family-owned business and this year with over 80 years of continuing success. We are proud to hold two Royal Warrants for quality & innovation.

We design and manufacture our products from our 5 sites in North Manchester and operate international bases in Germany, France & the USA.

With a sustained and energetic programme of new product development to introduce exciting new products to an ever more discerning consumer, our culture is entrepreneurial, fast paced and fun.

Due to the pending retirement of the present incumbent we are seeking a Group Finance Director the role will be primarily Office Based but this may change in future to more flexible working policies. Reporting directly to the CEO and as a member of our Senior Management Team, this diverse role has responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of this unique circa £50m turnover business.

The Group Finance Director Role:

+ Take overall control of the group’s accounting, and IT functions
+ Look to engage proactively in the commercial decision making including identifying and progressing acquisition opportunities.
+ Manage or Undertake all Company Secretary and compliance requirements consequent with such a role.
+ Lead and manage the finance and IT teams, ensuring that all internal and statutory deadlines are achieved.
+ Maintain strong working relationships with external parties and advisors such as auditors, bank, lawyers and insurers, ensuring that regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies in all jurisdictions are met
+ Deliver business critical projects such as financial planning, company acquisitions/disposals
+ Have overall responsibility for all cash management policies

The Candidate:

+ We are looking for an exceptional CIMA / ACMA / FCMA qualified accountant
+ The ideal candidate will already have experience as an FD or Senior Finance Manager in a Manufacturing environment and ideally will have familiarity with consumer goods industries.
+ Previous experience of working in a private/family-owned business environment would be advantageous
+ IT literate, able to lead in technical discussions and be ahead of new technologies and understand how to use systems for competitive advantage and to help leverage our SAP investment.
+ High integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance
+ Energetic, highly motivated, with an enquiring mind and passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of business growth and success.
+ Previous experience of overseas trading would be desirable.

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