Head of Operational Finance

Head of Operational Finance

Job Title: Head of Operational Finance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Blackburn, Lancashire
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Reference: 10308/001_1553087738
Contact Name: Josh Stirrett
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 20, 2019 13:15

Job Description

Resourcery Group are supporting a £2bn+ t/o client based near Blackburn to recruit a commercially astute Head of Operational Finance.

Reporting to the FD and operating as a key stakeholder manager to operational management, the Head of Operational Finance will be responsible for maximising profitability through driving operational efficiency improvements, cost base rationalisation and continuous improvement initiatives via a small but capable team of 5.

Working closely in support of the FD and two key business units the Head of Operational Finance is responsible for providing business-critical financial and commercial support to functional business leaders. In a business investing significant CAPEX into automation and operational efficiency initiatives aimed at future-proofing the business and increasing operational efficacy, there is a need for a senior business partner to take a lead in driving through these change programmes to a positive completion and impact. As such, you will drive increased insight and KPI analysis assessing the wider cost base and driving out inefficiencies. You will be profit-focused, performance-orientated and cost-driven. In such a role, you will co-own the BS and support the budgeting and forecasting processes.

In summary, the Head of Operational Finance will be responsible for the cost performance of key business units, improving MI, delivering cost benefit for key operational projects, support the integration of a recent acquisition delivering meaningful and forecast synergies.

This is an impact-focused role; the Head of Operational Finance must deliver tangible change. As such applicants for the role must:

  • Be ACA, ACCA,CIMA Qualified Accountant
  • Have a robust background in driving operational improvements, efficiencies, cost base reduction
  • Be used to influencing cross-functionally at a Board level
  • Capable of managing a team of qualified accountants (5)
  • Have benefited from working in a sector such as manufacturing, engineering, logistics, distribution etc.
  • SAP knowledge is helpful