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Hartnell Taylor Cook LLP
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Our client:  Hartnell Taylor Cook (, is a long established Partnership (LLP) with a turnover approaching £8m per annum.  Over time they have built a reputation for quality, service and reliability and are viewed as a market leader in their field with an enviable reputation for quality and innovation. 

Since inception in 1922, their continued success has arisen from the creation of a strong brand, technical excellence and a significant investment in Partnership infrastructure.  This has allowed the Partnership to meet its clients’ objectives by supplying a range of services fit for purpose, at a demonstrable quality standard and delivered on the due date.  Their challenge is to continue their organic growth in a structured and disciplined manner to ensure service levels run parallel to demand.

 The Role:  They are currently seeking to recruit a Finance Director to bring together performance reporting, whilst consolidating monthly and annual accounts in a timely, accurate and meaningful manner.  You will drive both systems and process improvement, lead a small focused team bringing a can-do attitude, coupled with a can-do finance culture that enables business development.  Your emphasis will be on supporting a growing business and key tasks include:

  • Producing monthly financial reports for the Management Board
  • Preparation of annual budgets and quarterly forecasts
  • Ensuring all monthly controls and processes are followed, highlighting any risks
  • Maintaining tight financial controls across the Partnership
  • Driving efficiency and improvements across the Partnership
  • Working capital management
  • Providing strategic financial analysis and advice
  • Management of regulatory requirements from statutory bodies and primary point of contact for professional advisers
    The Candidate:  Prospects will be qualified Accountants with a proven track record of achievement in an SME environment.  Candidates will have a financial and commercial focus, excellent motivational and communication skills and have the personal stature to influence up to Board level and represent the Partnership externally.