Birmingham

Head of Finance

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Head of Finance / Finance Director

Walsall

About the role

Here at Babcock International we are looking to recruit a Head of Finance to join our Vehicle Engineering business

Our Vehicle Engineering business operates a whole life methodology to specialist vehicle conversions for the Emergency Services sector. This ranges from concept design and assessment, to manufacture and installation of customer specific equipment, through to maintenance and eventual decommissioning of the vehicle. This proven and long term capability influences and shapes the way in which governments and organisations develop their fleet of specialist high-performing vehicles.

Reporting to the Divisional Finance Director and as a key member of the finance leadership team, you will be responsible for the direction and oversight all financial activities, including the preparation of current financial reports and forecasts for future business growth.

Your key deliverables will include:
Provide a strategic and commercial overview and leadership to the finance department

Lead the development of the financial solution for growth opportunities. Work in conjunction with the Bid teams to create winning opportunities / bids.

Use financial information to constructively challenge current and potential business activity in order to increase profits and improve efficiencies

Supervise, support and develop the finance team, ensuring that it provides high levels of service and support to the business

Work with the commercial team to develop a working understanding of all commercial agreements in the Business Stream, identifying risks and mitigations where appropriate

Ensure timeliness and accuracy of monthly management reporting. Prepare materials for monthly business reviews, and take ownership for actions

Deliver tight management and control of the balance sheet and working capital.

Support and manage internal and external audit requirements, including ensuring timely resolution of audit findings and comments

Manage the finance integration of new contracts

What do I need to do the role?

We would like you to have experience in all or some of these areas:

Qualified accountant - ACCA / ACA / CIMA or equivalent

Proven experience in commercial finance leadership position(s)

Experience in the Manufacturing sector is highly desirable

Able to drive change through an organisation

Strong stakeholder management skills up to Director level

What else do I need to know?

Permanent role

Based at Walsall

Salary up to £95,000 plus bonus & car allowance

About Babcock International

For more than a century, Babcock has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.

We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme. You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

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We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment.

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.
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