Commercial Finance Director

Newton Abbot, Devon
Attractive Package
04 May 2018
18 May 2018
CFO, Director
Contract Type

 “Controlling Growth, Optimising Opportunity & Maximising Returns”

Our client, MB Aerospace Newton Abbot Limited (, is a substantial and growing South West based business, with a strong international dimension. They are a market leader in their field with an enviable reputation for quality and customer service. Impressive recent growth has been driven by a combination of a focused strategy and successfully integrated acquisitions. They are currently seeking to recruit an incisive, commercial, hands-on Finance Director to continue to help optimise profitability, cash generation, and operational performance whilst also playing a pivotal role in developing the strategic agenda.

The successful candidate will be a key member of the executive team, leading projects to improve financial performance, driving improvement and development of business processes and providing support to commercial and operational decision making by managers in all areas. This role leads a team responsible for Financial Accounting, Commercial Planning, and IT and you will need to encourage a proactive approach to problem solving, a culture of continuous improvement, effective prioritisation and a “can do” attitude. You will be an integral part of the strategic planning and decision-making processes surrounding investment and business expansion decisions.

You will ensure effective and efficient systems are in place to produce management information, analysis and reports. There is a need to proactively engage management across the business, monitoring key drivers and KPI’s, improving efficiency and protecting/maintaining margin. The remit covers the business planning and budgetary control cycle of the business in addition to the monitoring of performance trends and commercial analysis – it is vital that the Executive Team of this fast moving and developing business are provided with strong controls and robust reporting. Statutory reporting and HMRC compliance will be ensured in an efficient and timely manner.

Technical capability is a given and commercial acumen is the key. Quality is the essential criteria – You are a graduate qualified accountant, with a proven volume manufacturing sector background in addition to international exposure. You are proactive and incisive, highly professional with strong gravitas and presence, well versed in managing complex and demanding stakeholders. Key is the ability to flourish in a tight knit, entrepreneurial management team who are not afraid of getting their hands dirty at the coal face. This is a unique opportunity to financially lead the sector market-leader which is growing both organically and by acquisition, fuelled by collective enterprise and clear leadership. A genuine success story, it has to be one of the best roles of its type in the UK but, based in the West Country, it therefore strikes an outstanding work/life balance.

If you are interested, please contact Tom O’Neill with a full CV, quoting ref 4499/INT.