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Head of Cash Flow Forecasting

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About us

We are The Very Group and we’re here to help families get more out of life. We know that our customers work hard for their families and have a lot to balance in their busy lives. That’s why we combine amazing brands and products with flexible payment options on Very.co.uk to help them say yes to the things they love. We’re just as passionate about helping our people get more out of life too; building careers with real growth, a sense of purpose, belonging and wellbeing.

About the role

We are recruiting for a Head of Cash Flow Forecasting who will be the key person in the understanding and articulation of the daily, weekly and monthly consolidated cash flows of the Group.  A senior finance role within the Treasury department but also working closely with the Group Finance team to ensure latest cash flow projections are factored into the medium and longer term financial planning of the Group.

Key responsibilities:

  • Business decision support to the Board, Executive and the Finance GLT on improving cash flow and maintaining sufficient liquidity. 
  • Reviewing and consolidating the business divisions’ cash flows to produce a rolling 12 months’ cash flow forecast.
  • Work with all areas of the business that all emerging risks and opportunities are appropriately factored into the latest cash forecasts.
  • Chairing multi-functional cash squad to ensure required activities are understood, tracked and delivered by the squad.
  • Monitoring all banking covenants and providing options for compliance.
  • Support commercial negotiations with suppliers specifically with regards to invoice payment timing and supplier payment terms.
  • Weekly reporting to the Group Treasurer and Chief Finance Officer.

About you

The scope of the role will mean that you will have relationships with all areas of the finance function, the wider business and key external stakeholders. The consolidated cash flows of the Group are affected by all areas of the business and as such you will be expected to communicate and influence to ensure the right outcome is achieved from a cash flow/liquidity perspective.

Ideally you will have some or all of the following;

  • ACA, CIMA or ACCA qualified with a strong academic track record.
  • Proven track record of senior financial management and business analysis
  • Comfortable and confident when dealing with senior management and Shareholder representatives
  • A broad understanding of cash flow and working capital
  • Proven successes of developing insightful reporting and analysis to use for major decision making
  • Able to work to tight deadlines with extremely high levels of accuracy
  • Experience of financial modelling
  • Confident, influential, be able to offer constructive challenge and build strong working relationships

Some of our benefits

  • £10,000 flexible benefits allowance to suit your needs
  • 30 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Udemy learning access
  • Bonus potential (performance and business-related)
  • Up to 25% discount on Very.co.uk

How to apply

Please note that the talent acquisition team are managing this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this role, you will be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS, Right to Work checks and if a specific requirement of your role a DBS (criminal records) check. Should your application progress we require you to let the team know if there is anything you need to disclose in relation to any of these checks prior to them being undertaken, including any unspent criminal convictions.

What happens next?

Our talent acquisition team will be in touch if you’re successful so keep an eye on your emails! We’ll arrange a short call to learn more about you, as well as answer any questions you have. If it feels like we’re a good match, we’ll share your CV with the hiring manager to review. Our interview process is tailored to each role and can be in-person or held remotely.

You can expect a two-stage interview process for this position:

1st stage - An informal 45 minute-1 hour video call with the hiring team to discuss your skills and relevant experience. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the role and to ask any questions you may have.

2nd Stage – A one-hour formal interview where you can expect both competency and technical questions. This can be held either in-person or remotely.

As an inclusive employer please do let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments.

If you'd like to know more about our interviews, you can find out here.

Equal opportunities

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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