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Head of Strategic Finance

Salary £55427.00 - £61175.00 per annum
Location Leicestershire,
Job Type Permanent Jobs
Job Ref HQ00072791
Published about 2 months ago

Job Description

Head of Strategic Finance - £55,427 - £61,175
Macildowie are delighted to be partnering with ESPO to appoint a Head of Strategic Finance to take ownership for the organisation's commercial and strategic finance function, leading and motivating a small team of business partners and analysts.

The successful candidate will be rewarded with a commercially-driven opportunity with huge scope for improvement and the chance to drive performance and profitability. An attractive salary and benefits package are on offer which include:
- flexible working from their Leicestershire base (LE19) with only 1-2 days a week needed in the office (option for more days within the office if desired)
- exceptional pension - 28% employer contribution
- 35 days annual leave (inc bank holiday) rising to 40 days after 5 years' service

ESPO is a Public Buying Organisation which provides value for money and compliance with public procurement rules to their customers who are largely in the public and not-for-profit sectors. They generate sales of approximately £90m per year, employ around 300 staff and make an annual profit for its local authority owners which is reinvested back into local communities and services.

Their two main revenue streams are through sales of their 25,000 products from their dedicated catalogue and website alongside their dedicated framework from which organisations can procure goods and services, enabling ESPO to claim a rebate.

In addition, the organisation has recently established two businesses who supply into the private sector, offering further potential growth opportunities.

Reporting into a supportive and ambitious Commercial Financial Controller, you will be a confident and adaptable leader able to work in a dynamic and ever-changing environment.

Your duties and responsibilities will include;
- Overseeing and contributing to the maintenance and delivery of ESPO's medium-term financial plan
- Ensuring accurate, timely and insightful financial information is being provided to support the decision-making process; including all of the usual weekly trading reporting, monthly management accounts, quarterly reforecasts and annual budgets.
- Engaging with senior business leaders to support decision making and delivery of organisational targets including managing capital investment projects.
- Leading on and contributing to process, system and operational improvements to drive commercial performance and profitability
- Managing a team, setting service levels and performance targets, and training and developing team members.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a clear track record of commercial financial management and have experience of working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. You will be a qualified accountant and have experience leading team's and bringing them on a journey through periods of change/ development. You will also be able to motivate and lead a team and ensure personal and team objectives are achieved.

Macildowie is a specialist recruitment consultancy with a rich history of enhancing the careers of professionals across the Midlands and the Northern Home Counties. We have an unrivalled understanding of the local market place and recruit for the majority of the region's premier employers. To search for all of our live jobs please visit us at macildowie.com.

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