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Part Time Finance Director

Hays Senior Finance
Suffolk, England
Up to GBP75000.0 per annum + pro rata 16 hours per week + benefits
Closing date
16 May 2024

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Retail and wholesale
Salary band
£70,000 - £80,000
Part Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

Your new company
We are very pleased to be supporting a market leading specialist distributor for the agricultural sector, with the recruitment of a Finance Director on a part-time basis, 16 hours a week, to take ownership of finance and provide high level advisory/consultancy support to the Directors to influence business performance and strategy.

Your new role
The main areas are set out below.

Management of the Day-to-Day Accounts

  • Managing one assistant and the accounts team:
    • Sales and purchase ledgers
    • Weekly supplier payments
    • Reconciliations
    • Expense and credit card management
    • Payroll & pensions - liaison with HMRC
    • Credit control - assisting the Customer Services Team
  • Weekly meeting with the MD of the business together with the shareholder director

Reporting and Annual Audit

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts and information
  • Organising daily and other periodic reports from the ERP system
  • Oversight of cash flow and regular updates / assistance with planning
  • Annual budgeting process
  • Ensuring full compliance with management and statutory reporting requirements, deadlines and accounting policies
  • Organising the annual audit with the external auditors
  • Tax work and filings including quarterly VAT
  • Liaising with the bank and external advisors

Advisory Work

  • Advising on finance systems and ensuring automation where possible
  • Benchmarking performance of the market
  • Advising on finance options and engagement with external funders
  • Advising on integration with the shareholders of other businesses
  • There is a need for advice on stock systems both within this business and, on a consultancy basis, the shareholders of other businesses.
  • Taking an active lead in identifying improvements and efficiencies and suggesting solutions

What you'll need to succeed
The Finance Director will be a qualified accountant, ACA, ACCA, CIMA with senior finance experience from one or more industries (especially retail, online, warehousing and logistics), allowing them to bring a breadth and depth of experience and, importantly, new ideas.

What you'll get in return
The Part-Time Finance Director will be offered:
Highly competitive salary of £75,000 pro rata (£30,000 for 16 hours per week)
Enhanced pension
25 days holiday prorate (being 10 days for the 16 hours per week)
Health insurance
Bonus potential

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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