Marks Sattin - Executive Search

Finance Director

England, London
£75,000 - £90,000 per annum + equity
16 May 2018
25 May 2018
TA 6723
Adam Poulopoulos
CFO, Director
Accounting, Analyst, Finance, Strategy
FMCG / Retail
Contract Type

An innovative FMCG wholesale distribution business is seeking a commercially strong Finance Director to be a pivotal member of their well-funded and fast growing start-up business. Based in London, you'll be responsible for the finance function, working closely with the CEO, the management team and the Non-Executive Directors to most effectively commercialise the company's consumer products business.

We're looking for someone to:

  • Implement financial recommendations base on analytical activity
  • Increase sales and margins across the business
  • Provide leadership to the board on financial and accounting strategies
  • Establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with external parties including investors
  • Create and maintain relationships with service providers and contractors, including banks and accountants
  • Provide leadership to the board on financial and accounting strategy
  • Ensure the company financial systems, policies and procedures are robust and compliant and support current activities and future growth. Ensure regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met
  • Contracting auditing services to ensure financial monitoring is up to date
  • Oversee HR functions
  • Contribute to the development of company strategy across all areas of the business

The ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/ACMA), preferably Chartered, who is comfortable getting their hands dirty in a start-up environment. You will significant experience in a financial role, in the wholesale distribution, retail and online space. You will be commercially astute, with excellent communication skills and a hunger to grow with the business, working with multiple teams to execute company targets and manage budgets. The role would suit a Finance Director in a smaller business, or a Financial Controller in a medium-sized business looking to make a step up.

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