Head of Finance

Neptune HQ, Swindon - Permanent, full-time

The role

Neptune are a British interiors and lifestyle brand who design and make furniture, kitchens, lighting and all the little details for the whole home. We believe our designs can make life that little bit easier, happier and better and we always lead with heart.

Based at our Support Office in Wiltshire, we are searching for a Head of Finance to join our team. Finance at Neptune isn't just about number crunching. Working behind the scenes you'll find a warm and engaging team of commercially aware experts, who provide a truly dynamic service across all our operational businesses to help us achieve our financial goals.

Reporting to the CFO, as Head of Finance you'll be responsible for operating across business partnering, financial and board reporting, statutory accounts, cash forecasting, project work and supporting our finance team to success.

Day to day you will be responsible for:

  • Leading the financial planning, forecasting and budgeting processes monthly consolidation of management accounts for Neptune group companies in the UK and Asia, subsequently engaging key stakeholders with performance insight
  • Maintaining and managing a robust financial control environment and core finance operations, reporting under IFRS/UKGAAP
  • Drafting the financial inputs for the monthly Board reporting and support annual budgeting and forecasting processes
  • Group cash flow management: working with the senior leadership team to drive the optimisation of cash cycle and maintain accurate 12 week forecasting
  • Assessing opportunities to drive business performance and investment decisions
  • Leading audit processes, liaising with external auditors and implementing recommendations in addition to ensuring submission, in conjunction with group tax advisors, of corporation tax returns and other ad hoc returns for the group
  • Overall responsibility for payroll of c500 employees via inhouse team and third party provider

You'll be a qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, ACMA) and a naturally confident communicator, with previous leadership experience. Accuracy and detail driven, you'll also be well versed in being able to prioritise multiple tasks in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment. You'll operate as the back up to the CFO, stepping in to provide support with senior leadership requirements when required. Bringing excellent communication and interpersonal skills, you will also be a pro-active decision maker who can demonstrate such experience across the Finance function. You'll also bring exceptional Excel skills and a good understanding of SAGE or Microsoft Dynamics 365.

We're offering a position that you can really stamp your mark on in regards to improvements, developments and new ideas.

What Benefits we can offer you

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous Holiday Allowance
  • Life Assurance
  • Company sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Gym membership
  • Generous Neptune new item and outlet discounts
  • Perkbox: Wellbeing Hub and Retail Discounts Portal
  • Your birthday day off
  • Two paid volunteer days a year
  • Day off if you become a Grandparent
  • A week off to celebrate a life event
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Long service holiday allowance increase
  • Training Workshops

Across all locations, we stay united by our company values: Do The Right Thing, Do It Together, Aim High and Keep It Real.

We're an equal opportunities employer; our mission is to welcome everyone and create inclusive teams, with all colleagues and applicants afforded the same opportunities. We encourage everyone to join us and be themselves at work, in an environment that actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion and where everyone's voices are heard.

Our Story
Founded in 1996 by friends John Sims-Hilditch and Giles Redman, Neptune design and make pieces for the whole home. Recognised for our exacting standards, design-led aesthetic and expert craftsmanship, we're perhaps most known for kitchens - with heirloom-worthy dressers not far behind. Neptune's trademark 'look' is British: refined, simple, sturdy, and with an almost obsessive attention to detail. We're also respected for our commitment to craft and quality. Put simply, we make things we're proud of, and that are designed to last a lifetime.