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Finance Director

  • Beeston, Leeds (LS12), LS12 6NY
  • Up to £75,000 per annum PLUS Company Car and generous benefits package

ALNO is a market leading kitchen manufacturer delivering inspired kitchen solutions through our first-rate materials, skilled craftspeople, technical precision, and incorporation of the latest trends and outstanding service. Aside from UK sites in Leeds, Sevenoaks and Wolverhampton, ALNO operates in the United States, China, Switzerland and Germany, and exports to 6,000 sales partners in 64 countries worldwide.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Finance Director to lead our Finance Team at our Head Office in Leeds.

Role & Responsibilities

Responsible for all financial aspects of the UK business, including but not limited to;

-Financial reporting to ALNO UK and Group on a timely basis

-Under strict time constraints, lead the team to deliver the 3-day month end.

-Management, coaching and development of the team – leading by example

-Preparation of annual financial budgets, including headcount budgets and monthly reforecasting.

-Leading the UK audit and the coordination of group reporting, financial statements and consolidations.

-Managing working capital; Working with the credit control team to improve debt collection, processes, query resolution and expediting payments and final accounts to drive down DSO.

-Supporting the Chairman in developing the International financial strategy

-Other financial and KPI business reporting as required

-Providing financial and strategic support to the channel directors and operating as a member of the senior management team to influence strategy

-Financial control and compliance, including cost management, to create a robust, efficient and effective financial environment

-Managing the contract (e.g. JCT 2011 Design & Build) review process, including financial evaluation, identifying key risks and liaising with the customers/ Quantity Surveyors.

-Providing financial guidance, support and education to the business

Skills & Experience


·Qualified ACA/ACCA

·Minimum 10 years post qualified work experience with responsibility for team members’ performance and development

·Proven experience in financial control, process improvement and working capital management

·Exceptional IT skills and advanced excel skills/ reporting (plus other MS applications)

·Excellent technical and audit skills, including consolidations, FRS 102 and UK GAAP

·Trained in meeting challenging deadlines

·Strong communication skills

·Work experience in an international environment

·Commercial acumen and exposure to contract reviews and legal agreements


·Experience in the retail and construction industry is an advantage

·Familiarity with Epicor ERP

·German speaking

·SQL experience

Personal attributes




·Outcome Focussed



·Accuracy / diligence


·Coach and develop

·Cash management

·Process driven

·Control/ compliance


·ACA/ACCA fully qualified

Other elements

This is a hands-on role. The job holder reports to the UK Managing Director and will be an established and experienced Finance Director, with exceptional technical, reporting and excel skills. Committed to driving financial and process change in the business through effective commercial business analysis, financial control and working capital management. The role requires a high personal commitment as the job holder will be required to work to strict time deadlines requiring a reasonable degree of flexibility in hours worked.

The job holder has strong leadership skills and is able to influence, motivate and educate team members and senior management alike. Strong inter-personal skills are essential.

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