ABPM as experts in financial recruitment have been retained by our client who are innovators in the food manufacturing sector. Based in Leicestershire, privately owned and with a passion for quality and their heritage, exciting times are afoot hence the need to recruit a Finance Director. You will be the financial pathfinder in the leadership group with primary responsibility for the finance and IT functions. RESPONSIBILITIES Reporting to the Managing Director and Board, you will create a finance function that is fit for the purposes planned as they look to grow exponentially over the next 5 years.You will be producing prompt and reliable internal and external reports.Preparing forecasts and agreeing budgets.Indicating to Directors of any anomalies, oversights, absence of compliance and adherence. Any risk that could affect the financial function or the whole business by not following policies.Long term planning for the business and contribute ideas for the development.Managing the Financial & IT teams, ensuring all the team are trained and have a good understanding of their role and their duties.Implementing systems to continuously monitor business performance, the overall flow of funds and how it is all affecting the budgets.Develop appropriate and implement KPI's across business departments that are realistic yet challenging and engaging to meet.If the business required more funds in the future, the individual will maintain good relationships with banks and other financial organisations as this can be the key to securing more investment. ESSENTIAL You will need to be a Qualified accountant - ACA/ACCA/ACMAHave strong experience within the Food Manufacturing sector.The individual will also have demonstrated team management skills and has worked to tight deadlines.Can develop the financial function and implement new systems and processes to make a smoother efficient process.The individual must be able to communicate with people at all levels, from board directors to junior staff in all departments.A determined hard working person is required who is keen for the finance function and its staff to succeed. SUMMARY This vacancy is the ideal opportunity for an individual who has experience within the food manufacturing industry and looking to become a key member of the management team with this market leading client. The role requires an adaptable, committed team player who strives for success and is keen to push the financial function to be an efficient hard working team with up to date processes, controls, systems and relevant outputs..