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Head of Management Accounts

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  • Ref: JH009

Cathedral Appointments are pleased to be working alongside Riverford in the recruitment of a Head of Management Accounts. Riverford began in 1986, with a few acres of veg, a wheelbarrow and a beaten up 2CV for deliveries. They’ve grown into a successful e-commerce business, with four farms, three packhouses, a fleet of vans and drivers, a wholesalers, butchery, organic restaurant and pub. They employ people across many areas including IT, Logistics, Sales, HR, Finance and Marketing (and more besides). 

Their culture and values set them apart from other businesses. Riverford is a friendly, informal place to work, with a passionate, entrepreneurial spirit. They’re committed to providing a fair deal for growers, customers and staff. 

Head of Management Accounts responsibilities include...

In this key management position, you will play a role in the future direction and success of the business. You will be part of a team taking the business forward in an exciting period of change and development. In addition to providing support and analysis to the senior management team, you will continue to ensure we maintain financial disciplines across the business and provide the management groups with the accounts, budgets, forecasts and KPI data they need. 

This is a great opportunity to be involved in an innovative team in an expanding and fast-moving business. It goes without saying that you will need to have a passion for all things numerical, but you will also need to be confident, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking with strong leadership and influencing skills. You will have an important role to play in the future development of Riverford’s financial procedures as well as the development of our extensive ERP and financial software solution. 

Some of your responsibilities will involve: 

- Inspiring, leading and motivating your team, ensuring that the Group’s financial records are accurately maintained 

- Performing budgeting, forecasting and cash flow analysis 

- Delivering improvements to existing working practices and financial processes 

- Supporting the future finance IT strategy 

- Maintaining strong communications across Riverford’s four farms, particularly with the budget holders, Franchisees and General Managers 

- Playing a key role in stock and margin management, as well as financial reporting and control 

Head of Management Accounts requirements include...

Skills & Experience: 

- ACA or CIMA qualified (with at least 2 years’ post-qualification experience) 

- Strong experience in industry, ideally food or manufacturing 

- A track record of working with leading financial software (Microsoft Dynamics AX, Navision, SAP, Oracle or similar) 

- Experience of overseeing management accounts and having management responsibilities with business partnering 

- Previous experience of business process changes and successfully delivering them 

Personal Qualities: 

- Strong interpersonal skills to facilitate the implementation and enforcement of financial controls 

- The ability to manage a dynamic workload in a fast-moving environment 

- Exceptional communication skills 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a market leading business in Devon. Please forward your details ASAP. 

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