Techpoint, a dynamic and fast paced Group, is working exclusively in partnership with Keeler Recruitment to recruit a Group Head of Finance. 

Since its inception in June 2019 with the acquisition of Vanilla Electronics Limited, our Group has grown through strategic acquisitions, including Bela Electronics Limited in March 2021, Interconics Ltd in September 2021, Golledge Electronics in May 2022 and recently Gemini Tec in March 2024.

Dedicated to serving a diverse clientele of global OEM customers from high end audio to deep sea submarines and hydrogen technology, our Group offers a comprehensive range of manufacturing and supply chain services. We pride ourselves on our innovative Centres of Excellence model, where each group company is uniquely positioned to meet specific customer requirements:

• Vanilla Electronics is your go-to partner for streamlined supply chain services, offering expert kitting and sourcing solutions from our extensive supplier network.

• Bela Electronics specializes in agile, small-batch manufacturing with rapid turnaround times for PCBAs. We excel in supporting customers with prototyping and new product development ventures.

• Interconics is your trusted partner for medium volume, high-complexity PCB manufacturing, catering to a core clientele of cutting-edge technology firms.

• Golledge Electronics stands as the Group’s premier supplier of crystals and oscillators, leveraging robust supplier relationships to deliver both stock items and specialized orders with precision.

• Gemini Tec has built up a market leading reputation for quality and service delivery providing innovative design and layout solutions as well as being able to provide highly complex PCB manufacturing and box building capabilities.

Our Group Finance Team serves the entire Group and is the backbone of our success, ensuring financial health and sustainability. Comprising skilled professionals dedicated to transparency and strategic foresight, they guide our decision-making, maximize shareholder value, and set new standards of excellence. Join us in this dynamic environment where your expertise is valued, and together, let’s drive growth and prosperity.

Current Opportunities

Group Head of Finance

This role is a really exciting opportunity to join us on our journey in a senior leadership position and be involved in creating and driving the strategy for success. The Group Head of Finance will be a lynchpin role in the organisation, co-ordinating and leading the Group Team to deliver accurate, timely and insightful information to the wider business. You will have the chance to make an impact on how we operate with process improvement being a central part of the role. You will thrive if you love a dynamic and fast paced environment and can embrace change and uncertainty with a cool head.

Reporting To: Group Chief Financial Officer
Salary: £80,000 – £85,000 + Car allowance
Benefits: 0.3% equity stake, private health insurance, 25 days of annual leave, 5% pension contribution, hybrid working
Summary: A fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic and fast paced Group in a senior leadership role and really make a difference to how the Group Finance team operates and adds value. You will be responsible for the day to day leadership of the Group Finance function, embedding a strong culture of excellence and continual improvement. As a rapidly growing Group, a strong foundation of governance and control is imperative and the remit will include a key focus around system infrastructure, ERP development and driving efficiencies through automation. Finance done right should also always be a value add function, well placed to challenge and drive business performance across the Group. Implementing a focus on business partnering alongside creating insightful self-service reporting which allows informed decision making and real time visibility of performance will also be a key success factor.
Group Background: Following PE investment in 2020, the Group has grown from a single trading entity to 5 trading entities all involved in different areas of the electronics manufacturing industry. The Group is UK based and is growing fast both organically and through acquisition. There are sites in Thetford, Bedford, Bath, Aldershot and Taunton.
Job Purpose: Create a best in class finance function which sets up the Group for an exciting period of growth and market disruption.
Drive improvements in Finance operations and processes to optimise efficiency and effectiveness.
Required to balance both operational and some strategic elements of the role with a commitment to high standards.

Principal Responsibilities

  1. Day to day leadership of the Group Finance function
  2. Embedding robust business processes across the Group and supporting the Group Finance Manager in implementing a strong control environment throughout Finance
  3. Implementing a culture of excellence focused on output together with driving simplicity and best practice in all ways of working
  4. Ownership of all Group taxation matters including Corporation Tax, SAO responsibilities, CT61’s, R&D claims
  5. Ownership of all Company Secretarial tasks
  6. Involvement in creating an acquisition integration framework
  7. Ownership of the UK audit process
  8. Involvement in due diligence or refinancing activities
  9. Ownership of cash management and 12 monthly rolling headroom, with day to day support from the Group Finance Manager
  10. Ownership of foreign currency management
  11. Involvement in financial due diligence on acquisition targets
  12. Involvement in acquisition integration
  13. Creating a framework of effective information sharing and building self-service reporting to provide insight and real time information to drive business performance
  14. Monitoring of covenant compliance including a rolling 12 month assessment
  15. Attendance at monthly Management Meetings to review business performance
  16. Attendance at periodic Executive Committee meetings
  17. Key stakeholder in the systems infrastructure including the ERP application, driving continual improvement and efficiencies through automation and integrations

Contact with Others

1. UK Executive Committee
2. Group Finance Team
3. Leadership and operational teams across all locations
4. Professional advisors e.g. Auditors, legal support, taxation advice, due diligence
5. External contacts e.g. Investors, Banks
6. Key customers and suppliers, including negotiations

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

1. Fully qualified (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
2. At least three years post qualification experience in industry, ideally in manufacturing and/or supply chain
3. Budgeting, forecasting and cashflow management
4. Strong knowledge of financial control and process improvement
5. Strong Excel skills and highly IT literate
6. Team management and leadership skills
7. Group accounting including consolidation and intercompany trading
8. Strong Power BI and/or data visualisation skills

Techpoint have engaged Keeler Recruitment as their exclusive recruitment partner on this appointment

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Suzi Reilly BEng (Hons)

Associate Director
T: 01603 851840
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