finance lead

Is your Finance Lead helping you grow your business?

The good accountant who is great with numbers and is really smart on delivery is a trend that many business leaders rely on, but how much return should you truly expect with your finance lead?

The simple answer is more – and you should want more.

A finance lead should be focusing on the growth of the business. If your accountant is stuck in spreadsheets, keeping on top of the books and tackling day to day issues, then they’re not focused on helping the business find new avenues for growth.

An effective Finance Director should be a key member of your senior management team. They should help steer the decisions you make and plan for the future, ensuring the continued success of the business.

They are responsible for setting the financial strategy, grounded in good data and perceptive insights. And they’ll give you reports and analysis your accountant simply can’t.

  • They should be helping you uncover golden nuggets of information such as:
  • The cost of sales: How much it’s really costing you to win each deal and retain existing customers. How much you’re paying to individual suppliers, what the variations are over time and where you can negotiate discounts.
    Where there have been significant changes in overheads so you can justify price rises and protect your profit margins.
    Working Capital – Your Finance lead should drive growth through working capital.
    Which business opportunities are the most viable to pursue and where you should be investing your funds next.

If your seeking a finance lead for your business, take a moment to look at one of our Senior Finance Professionals looking for their next move.

Role: Finance Director/Head of Finance (ACA)
Salary Expectation: £70,000-£80,000
Availability: Permanent or Interim
Locations: North Staffordshire & South Cheshire
Industries: Service, Insurance, Financial Services

An experienced leader of finance teams with a proven record of delivering process improvements across departments and different business locations and reducing headcount levels. Successful delivery of accounts and budgets through teamwork and stakeholder engagement. Technically strong accountant who led delivery of IFRS workstreams and managed external audits. Worked cross functionally to deliver new business partnerships.

Expertise:
· Team Leadership and Development
· Stakeholder Engagement
· Cross Functional working
· Exceptional Financial/Cost Base Management
· Delivery of sustainable process improvement
· Strategic Business Development

If you are interested in finding out more information please contact Peter Donnelly on 01782 338787 or email peter@appointmentspersonnel.co.uk

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Emma Bonfiglio

About the author, Emma Bonfiglio

Managing Director at Appointments, Emma has spent 15 years building up a stellar reputation for commercial recruitment excellence across a variety of industries and sectors. There’s no staffing challenge Emma hasn’t encountered and her insight into the recruitment landscape has assisted countless clients achieve their goals over the years.

Specialising in the legislative and procedural side of business operations and through her extensive knowledge and continual training, Emma has a wealth of legal and contractual recruitment knowledge to help advise and support organisations of any size and in any industry.