Ref - Finance Director – Ref 2778

Finance Director

Benjamin Edwards have recently registered a CIMA Qualified Finance Director / Controller and a Chartered Director with considerable experience of working for Manufacturing SME’s at Board level.  They are an experienced professional with considerable exposure in leading key stakeholder relationships, in particular banks, auditors, investors & suppliers. They are adept in managing covenant expectations, in demonstrating professional credibility with integrity & hence building confidence with such stakeholders. They also has extensive practical experience in operations management, including production planning, performance measurement, shift engagement and the deployment of technology.

Key Skills

  • Significant Business turnaround
  • Extensive experience in growing profit and reducing costs
  • Manufacturing expertise to include, Engineering, FMCG, Food and Automotive
  • Cash Management & Treasury – cash / headroom reporting, CID management & rolling cash forecasts
  • Financial Reporting – board pack, statutory accounts, management accounts & variance analysis
  • Business Planning – rolling 5-year plans including commentaries and strategic evaluations
  • Risk Analysis – scenario planning using a business model to flex key risks and critical variables
  • Budgeting & Forecasting – annual and quarterly forecast updates of all financial statements & schedules
  • Business Dashboards – daily & weekly key performance updates for the senior operational teams Roles
  • Margin Enhancement – identifying margins and any correlations to operational or external drivers
  • Cost Management – identifying areas for prudent cost reduction or evidence of effective cost management
  • Financial & Operational Process Improvement – using experience & technology to improve efficiency
  • Sales & Operations Planning – linking the supply functions with sales more effectively
  • Shop Floor Liaison – working collaboratively with operational teams across all functions
  • Product Costing – standard and process costing mostly plus activity-based costing
  • Commercial Tendering – documenting and evaluating contracts for customers to win business
  • Implementing Core Business Systems
  • Statutory Compliance – vat returns, paye, p11d, pensions admin and all year end audit preparation


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