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Lauren Druce

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Lauren Druce

Director - Finance

Lauren joined in 2011 from Skillcapital, a specialist executive search consultancy. Whilst there, Lauren focussed on the placement of CFOs and Finance Directors into pan-European private equity backed business. Prior to Skillcapital, Lauren worked in executive search within the Industrial team at Odgers Berndtson, placing executive and non-executive management into both public and private companies. A History graduate from the University of Birmingham, Lauren maintains that the key to a successful career in recruitment is the ability to forge lasting relationships built on integrity, trust and transparency.

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Financial Controller

London, England

Our client is an entrepreneurial, international, luxury leisure group with a unique customer offering and strong position in the market. The business has achieved great success to date and has exciting growth plans. To support and facilitate this growth, the business is now looking to recruit a high calibre, commercially-oriented Financial Controller to take full accountability for running all aspects of the finance function. With significant exposure to senior management, key responsibilities will include: Acting as a strong business partner to the CEO and broader management team, supporting commercial and operational decision-making across the organisation Taking ownership of the production of high-quality financial accounts and reports for both monthly internal management and statutory purposes Ensuring appropriate structures are in place to service the business, maintain tight control, drive continuous improvement, best practice and efficiencies Managing budgeting, forecasting and planning process, delivering improved management information and developing new reports and models as appropriate Analysing new and existing business initiatives, challenging assumptions and highlighting any risks and opportunities - including new site acquisitions, competitor and market analysis, marketing initiatives and supply chain / procurement processes The successful candidate will be a 'hands on' qualified accountant with proven experience of operating in a fast paced, multi-site, consumer focussed environment. You will be comfortable dealing with the complexity of multiple revenue streams. Prior experience of working within a growing SME would be highly desirable. A confident and pro-active self-starter, you will be comfortable contributing to high-level strategic decision making whilst being able to 'roll up your sleeves' and get into the detail. With exceptional communication skills, you will have the credibility and gravitas to work effectively with both finance and non-finance teams. You will have a commercial mind set, and the emotional intelligence to challenge current thinking and influence in a positive and constructive manner. The successful candidate will demonstrate visible drive and enthusiasm and will thrive in a change oriented and dynamic environment.

Group Financial Reporting Manager

London, England

Branded International Consumer Business Group Financial Reporting Manager c.£80,000 + Bonus + Benefits Central London Our client is a well-known consumer business with a strong brand and an impressive track record of growth and financial achievement. With exciting and ambitious international growth plans the group is looking strengthen its reporting capability by appointing a high-calibre, technically strong, Group Finance Manager. This is a key appointment with broad exposure to senior management and the CFO. Key responsibilities will include: Taking ownership of the production of high-quality financial accounts and reports for both monthly internal management and statutory purposes Delivering the Group consolidation process - under IFRS Supporting on the delivery of the Group's budgeting, forecasting and planning processes Managing the audit process and interface with the Auditors Preparing content for internal / external presentations and technical accounting papers The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with a strong technical background in group financial reporting, ideally within a listed environment. Previous experience of running group and multi-currency consolidation processes will be highly advantageous. You will be comfortable 'rolling up your sleeves' and immersing yourself in the detail. This role requires flexible thinking and a dynamic, innovative approach as new business challenges arise, as well as constantly looking for ways to move existing processes forward. As a confident self-starter, you will have exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and build strong relationships. You will have the credibility and gravitas to challenge current thinking and influence in a positive and constructive manner. With clear enthusiasm and drive you will thrive in a change environment.

Group FP&A Manager

London, England

A Group FP&A Manager is required for a market-leading FTSE 50 client based in Central London. Reporting directly to the Group Financial Planning & Analysis Director, this will be a highly visible role, with extensive exposure to senior management. Key responsibilities will include: Owning the budgeting and forecasting processes across the Group Identifying and implementing improvements to support the delivery of insightful and value-add analysis of results, to deliver 'best in class' reporting Preparing business cases that are impactful, enable clear decision making and provide challenge and debate Supporting the provision of information for results announcements, including half year and annual results as well as interim management statements Ad hoc projects The successful candidate will be a 'hands on', qualified accountant with a strong understanding of FP&A reporting processes coupled with in-depth analytical skills, ideally within a listed environment. With high levels of intellectual horsepower, you will easily build cross-functional relationships and have demonstrable experience of forecasting, planning and analysis across a complex organisation. You will have the credibility and gravitas to challenge current thinking and influence in a positive and constructive manner both inside and outside of finance. With clear enthusiasm, drive and proactivity, you will thrive in a fast paced and change-oriented environment and will be adept at prioritising workloads for you and others. Excellent progression opportunities exist for the successful candidate.

Head of Finance

London, England

A technically strong Head of Finance is required for a high-growth, private equity-backed, consumer business based in Central London. The group is experiencing an exciting period of growth, with clear expansion plans through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions and is now looking to strengthen its finance function. Reporting directly to the CFO, you will take ownership of the group's financial reporting, driving improvements and ensuring maximum value-add through strong financial support. Managing and developing a team, key responsibilities will include: Taking ownership of the production of high-quality financial accounts and reports for both monthly internal management and statutory purposes Identifying and implementing improvements to support the delivery of insightful and value-add analysis of results, to deliver 'best in class' reporting Establishing and embedding reporting frameworks to consolidate all management accounts across and develop best in class processes Owning the forecasting, planning and budgeting processes Full accountability for ensuring robust corporate governance and compliance with all regulatory requirements Assisting with M&A valuations and the subsequent integrations of new acquisitions The successful candidate will be a qualified chartered accountant with a strong technical background in group financial reporting and control, coupled with a broad business awareness. A confident self-starter, you will have exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and build strong relationships with a proactive, forward looking and challenging mind-set and the credibility and gravitas to challenge and influence. You will be comfortable 'rolling up your sleeves' and immersing yourself in the detail. The role requires flexible thinking and a dynamic, innovative approach as new business challenges arise, as well as constantly looking for ways to move existing processes forward. You will be adept at driving through change and will thrive in a fast-paced and rapid growth environment.

Group Financial Controller

London, England

A diversified investment fund is recruiting a hands-on Group Financial Controller. Reporting directly to the CFO and with full ownership and accountability for running all aspects of the finance function, you will play an integral role in managing relationships both internally and externally. Responsibilities will include: Ensuring appropriate structures are in place to service the business, maintain tight control, drive continuous improvement, best practice and efficiencies Preparing the monthly and year end management accounts, VAT, payroll and KPIs, statutory reporting and the business plan, budgets and forecasts Providing commercial analysis and insight to facilitate effective business decisions Building relationships across the wider business, acting as a key interface between finance and the operational divisions as well as external stakeholders Leading a team The successful candidate will be a well-rounded accountant with a strong reporting background and adaptable approach that enables you to simultaneously understand the business's long-term accounting needs whilst being able to 'roll your sleeves up' and get into the detail. Prior experience of working within an investment fund or family office would be highly advantageous. With exceptional communication skills, you will have the credibility and gravitas to work effectively with both finance and non-finance teams. You will have a commercial mind set, and the emotional intelligence to challenge current thinking and influence in a positive and constructive manner.

FP&A Manager

London, England

An FP&A Manager is required for an international, market leading, multi-site leisure business. The business has a clear strategic vision with exciting and ambitious growth plans both in the UK and internationally. In this high-profile role you will take ownership for financial reporting processes, driving through improvements and ensuring that all reporting provides maximum value through strong financial support, analysis and commercial challenge for all decision making. Reporting directly into the Group FP&A Director, managing a small team and with broad exposure to a range of senior stakeholders, key responsibilities will include: Managing the Group's FP&A consolidation processes, providing in-depth variance analysis across the multiple business units Owning the budgeting processes - developing new reports and models as appropriate Identifying and implementing improvements to support the delivery of insightful and value-add analysis of results, to deliver 'best in class' reporting Challenging assumptions and highlighting any risks and opportunities Managing and developing a small team Ad hoc commercial projects The successful candidate will be a 'hands on', qualified accountant with a strong understanding of FP&A reporting processes coupled with in-depth analytical skills, ideally within a multi-site, consumer facing environment. Prior exposure to owning and driving improvements across FP&A will be essential. A confident and pro-active self-starter, you will be comfortable contributing to high-level strategic decision making whilst being able to 'roll up your sleeves' and get into the detail. You will have the credibility and gravitas to challenge current thinking and influence in a positive and constructive manner both inside and outside of finance.