Financial Controller (Board level FD succession plan) – VR/LMO35
Rutherford Cross
Published
November 15, 2019
Location
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Job Type
Region
Scotland:, - Edinburgh
Sector
Industry and Commerce
Specialism
Financial Leadership and Control

Description

WN Lindsay is looking for a talented proactive senior finance professional to shadow the current Finance Director who is due to retire. The newly appointed Financial Controller will be responsible for driving positive organisational change.

Day to day, you will lead, develop and manage all aspects of WN Lindsay’s financial position. The successful candidate will be responsible for taking on the leadership role in financial decision-making that affects all aspects of the company and will be part of the leadership team decision making process. While managing the overall accounting process, the Finance Controller will lead the continual improvement of financial procedures to maintain and develop the financial health of WN Lindsay.

The Finance Lead will be responsible for implementing real time management information, delivering accurate financial reporting and designing and executing critical cost management processes. With overall responsibility for Finance and IT, you will manage working capital, establish and monitor KPIs, manage budgets & forecasts, banking relationships and statutory processes.  The appointed individual will be part of the leadership team and involved in high level decision making, however the individual must be sufficiently hands-on to ensure the smooth running of the finance function at all times.

This is an exciting, progressive opportunity for a talented finance professional that offers the opportunity to drive positive structural change. It is crucial the appointed candidate knows what a world class finance function looks like, however, the approach and attitude of the candidate will be particularly important to ensure a long-term fit for the leadership team.

The successful candidate will be results focused with strong leadership qualities and the ability to influence whilst building strong long-term relationships with stakeholders. Given the role doesn’t sit within a heavily structured environment, the individual must demonstrate a natural understanding for what drives strong performance.

This is an exciting, progressive opportunity for a talented finance professional with the desire to drive positive change. It is crucial the appointed candidate knows what a world class finance function looks like, coupled with the correct leadership style to implement change appropriately. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 8 years PQE with an exceptional business partner mindset. Given the operational complexities, it is highly desirable that the  comes from an operationally complex business.

For further information and a detailed Position  profile please contact [email protected]

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