Finance Director

Job Reference: 887058

Essex, Colchester

£85,000 to £100,000 per annum + benefits

MacKenzie King are delighted to be recruiting a Finance Director for Orchard Group. Established over 25 years ago, Orchard Group is one of the market leaders within the commercial interiors sector. Whilst the Head Office is based in Essex, the company has sites throughout the country ranging from small design and build fit-outs to huge warehouse refurbishments. The company prides itself on its robust position within the industry which has been built on years of reliable but innovative performance within the market.

Orchard is a privately owned company with a small but committed team who are focussed on maintaining their reputation within the sector and building a stronger future. It places high value on its people, knowing they are the key to building this future.

This role will be part of the Senior Leadership Team and report directly into the Managing Director. As Finance Director you will be responsible for a small finance team.

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Monthly management accounts preparation, ensuring commentary on variances is accurate and useful. This will include evaluating, interpreting and investigating the cause of any material variances.
  • Enhance profit forecasting system and investigate variances to full conclusion
  • Investigate commercial opportunities to support MD in decision making
  • Tighten cost control to increase margin per contract
  • Account for intercompany transactions pre consolidation.
  • Preparation and reporting of budgets and forecasts, working with the management team to interrogate and challenge their financial performance.
  • Design, implement and maintain KPI dashboards to support decision making.
  • Responsible for addressing queries from the leadership team including producing analysis of profit margins by contract.
  • Continuously seek opportunities to improve the performance of the finance function and internal controls through the evaluation and optimisation of processes.
  • Integrate with all departments and provide input into tender processes where needed.
  • Provide financial information to the Leadership team to enable them to achieve objectives.
  • Working with the Company Board in formulating strategy and long term plans.
  • Responsible for overall financial control and day to day reporting.
  • Lead & develop the small Finance team.
  • Formulation and ensuring implementation of Credit Control policy.
  • Responsible for Treasury matters including maintaining the relationship with the Bank.
  • Researching and reporting on factors influencing business performance.

 

Qualifications and experience

  • Qualified Accountant
  • Experience of being part of a senior leadership team
  • Previous experience managing, mentoring and coaching a team
  • Energy, drive and ambition.
  • A strategic approach with an eye for detail
  • An enquiring mind and an appetite to challenge when necessary

MacKenzie King are delighted to be recruiting a Finance Director for Orchard Group. Established over 25 years ago, Orchard Group is one of the market leaders within the commercial interiors sector. Whilst the Head Office is based in Essex, the company has sites throughout the country ranging from small design and build fit-outs to huge warehouse refurbishments.

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Headshot, Cheryl Voller, Co-owner and Director at MacKenzie King

If you would like to talk to a consultant about this role, contact:

Cheryl Voller

An excellent role for an ambitious finance professional who is looking to make a real impact on a successful business.  

Cheryl Voller

Headshot, Catherine Vickery, Co-owner and Director at MacKenzie King

If you would like to talk to a consultant about this role, contact:

Catherine Vickery

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