Head of Finance - Manufacturing

Job Title: Head of Finance - Manufacturing
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: East Midlands
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum
Start Date: 07/05/2020
Reference: 14095637/001_1589356677
Contact Name: Dan Atkins
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 13, 2020 08:58

Job Description

This Manufacturing/Engineering business in Derbyshire is seeking a talented Head of Finance - Manufacturing to lead a large site.

Client Details

With a diverse mix of customers and key contracts, my client is looking confidently into the future as a secure well known East Midlands business. The organisaition, like many at this time, has adapted accordingly and will reap the rewards in the coming years.

With world class engineering capability, the organisation is looking to build a 'best in class' finance team to support and challenge Operations - starting with this Head of Accounting & Reporting.


This role provides the successful candidate with a platform to progress and develop. Primarily, you will be accountable for the delivery, review and commentary around the monthly financial and management information. Through effective business partnering, the Head of Finance - Manufacturing will also be tasked with leading both the budgeting and planning cycles by engaging with the stakeholders and truly understanding business processes.

You will also:

  • Lead a small team of reporting accountants
  • Work closely with the business partnering and operational finance teams
  • Challenge the status-quo both within financial and operational processes
  • Deliver high quality analysis and commentary
  • Support the CFO with ad-hoc projects


This Head of Finance - Manufacturing role plays a critical role in the provision of clarity and direction for the board and SMT. The successful applicant will be required to demonstrate high levels of attention to detail and a naturally inquisitive nature to build trust and relationships quickly. You will ideally:

  • Understand the complexity within a blue chip manufacturing/engineering business
  • Have extensive experience in management and financial reporting
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence
  • Be professionally qualified (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)

Job Offer

£75,000 to £90,000 + market leading benefits