If you are an analytically minded and highly
This role is available due to internal promotion.
We are a rapidly growing fire and safety retailer and wholesaler with a network of nationwide service engineers. We are the UK’s largest online fire safety business with over 50 websites and 6000 products and services and have grown 30% year on year over each of the last 4 years.
Safelincs are innovative with over 50% of our workforce investment directed at development: from
The successful candidate will support our growth by further strengthening our financial and commercial control of the business. You will be involved in profit and cost
Responsible for the monitoring of the company’s finances and our sales profitability against our company targets.
Carrying out negotiations with suppliers and customers in support of our Commercial Development Manager (CDM).
Assist with contract negotiations.
Ensure adherence to tax legislation, timely VAT declarations and tax returns.
Produce accurate business forecasts and financial reports.
Management responsibility for the Bookkeeping/Finance team.
Lead purchasing process
Expected split between
Roles and Responsibilities:
Monitoring of the company’s finances and sales profitability
Monitor all profit, cost and turnover developments and provide the earliest possible warning about unexpected developments.
Pro-actively assess and research company projects, expenditures or new products/services with regards to profitability or financial risks and
Negotiations with suppliers and customers
Pro-actively drive annual cost-downs with suppliers supported by the Product Admin team.
Assist with contract negotiations
Support or lead contract negotiations e.g. with power suppliers, tenants, solar cell suppliers etc., requesting support by our solicitors and accountants as required.
Ensure adherence to tax legislation, timely VAT declarations and tax returns
In close co-operation with our accountants and our bookkeeping/financial team ensure that we strictly adhere to tax and VAT regulation.
Research any new legislation linked to tax, VAT and company recording and spread this information through the business as required and document the knowledge in procedures.
Business forecasts and financial reports
Contribute to the creation of the annual budgets and keep the records linked to these up to date.
Support MD with forecasts and financial reports.
Management of Bookkeeping/Finance Team
Directly lead the bookkeeping and finance team, carry out their appraisals, directing and supporting their report creation.
Manage late paying customers in conjunction with
Monitor all financial investments or bank accounts and
Assess our exposure with standard ratios and compare with benchmarks from other companies.
Work with CDM, purchaser and product team to reduce purchasing shipping charges,
Drive stock holding
Work with CDM, purchaser and product team to identify
We're looking for someone who possesses the following:
Please note that due to the successful candidate having access to both finances as well as customer/supplier data a DBS check is required.
What Safelincs can offer you
Safelincs can offer you the opportunity to join the UK's largest online fire and safety retailer. We will invest in you and provide you with promotional opportunities and career developments. You will be joining a committed and enthusiastic team that is driven to continually develop and offer customers new products and services.
Salary: Dependent on experience
Location: Alford, Lincolnshire