Head of Finance

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Hutcheon Mearns have been exclusively engaged by a global private client business who specialise in rare whisky, to recruit an experienced finance professional into the role of Head of Finance. Working from a desirable West of Ediburgh office location, the successful candidate will work directly with the CEO with exposure to the wider Senior Leadership Team.

The role will manage all aspects of finance, including management of outsourced service providers, key strategic initiatives, stakeholder management and the production / review of detailed board papers, in addition to supporting capex approvals and M&A activity.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ownership of all finance matters relating to the business
  • Support Senior Leadership to devise and implement key operational strategies
  • Liaise with key financial institutions including banking and investor groups
  • Develop a strong financial control environment, ensuring robust procedures and policies in place to support growth of the organisation
  • Financial modelling to support capex / investment decisions a
  • Production / review of board papers
  • Review of monthly management accounts, providing key insights on trends / variances to the board and senior management team
  • Cash flow forecasting, cash management
  • Assistance in budgeting, longer term forecast preparation
  • Support of strategic planning through financial and market analysis
  • Supporting any M&A activity of the Group
  • Any other tasks as required by the CEO and Leadership team

Key attributes:

  • Breadth of experience across finance disciplines including statutory reporting, management reporting and Board reporting. Previous Due Diligence and / or M&A experience would be beneficial
  • Strong financial control experience with the ability to improve process, procedure, and the control environment  
  • A commercial mindset with the ability to liaise across the business with Senior Management, Investors, Operations and Legal
  • Proven record of delivering in a senior finance role in a dynamic, high growth SME environment with both UK and International operations
  • Act as main point of contact with financial institutions including banking and private investors
  • Previous experience in the drinks industry would be highly advantageous
  • Requirement to maintain confidentiality
  • This role can be performed on a full time or part time basis

Applications are sought from individuals displaying a bbreadth of experience across finance disciplines including; statutory reporting, management reporting and Board reporting.

To discuss this position in more detail, please submit your CV for consideration in confidence.