Finance Director-Manufacturing

7 days left

Cardiff, South Glamorgan
£85,000 per annum
02 Aug 2019
01 Sep 2019
Contract Type

Our Client is a subsidiary of a large manufacturing group.

An opportunity has arisen for a highly candidate manufacturing Finance Director to work closely with the leadership team to optimize business performance.

Main Purpose of Role:

To manage the finance accounting operations of the Group.

Meeting Plc reporting and compliance requirements and to form a close working relationship with the Managing Director, other Senior Executives and Non-Executives.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership to the business and Accounting strategy, to optimise the company's financial performance and strategic position.
  • Take overall control of the company's accounting function.
  • Contribute fully to the development of company strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers.
  • Ensure that company financial systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth.
  • Lead and develop finance teams.
  • Work with senior teams to grow the business, formulating strategies and plans.
  • Ensure corporate budgeting processes are carried out and reviewed.
  • Ensure that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met.
  • Corporate finance: manage company policies regarding capital requirements, debt, taxation, equity, disposals and acquisitions, as appropriate.
  • Establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with external parties including customers and advisors.
  • Contribute to the achievement of the company's business objectives by providing advice and guidance on financial strategy.
  • Develop and control the company's annual operating budget to ensure that all financial targets are met, and financial and statutory regulations complied with.
  • Provide financial advice and guidance to the company's managers and staff to enable them to achieve their objectives.
  • Oversee the preparation of the company's financial accounts to ensure that these are presented accurately and on time.
  • Develop and implement an internal audit programme to ensure that the company complies with financial procedures and regulations.
  • Develop and maintain all necessary systems, policies and procedures to ensure effective and efficient financial management within the company.
  • Monitor external contracts and services provided by suppliers to ensure that these are operating effectively and provide the best value to the company.
  • Carry out all necessary actions to ensure that the company meets its financial and legal obligations.
  • Any other ad-hoc duties when required by the business.

Skills and Attributes


  • Ability to manage all aspects of the financial function and to achieve required outcomes within defined reporting timescales
  • Good people management skills to effectively organise work requirements of the financial team and to lead and motivate all members of the team
  • Effective operating style to support and influence profit performance through all areas of the business

Essential Skills:

  • Qualified member of an accountancy body or holder of an equivalent qualification
  •  Meet the requirement for a commercially astute, articulate, technically strong, dynamic, insightful and influential leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels.
  • Exceptional communication skills at all levels
  • Strong IT skills, always being ahead of new technologies
  • Ability to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision-making.
  • High integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance.
  • Energetic, highly motivated, with an enquiring mind and passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of business growth and success.


  • Previous experience Sage Payroll 50 and SAP/ERP systems
  • Polite and professional telephone manner
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel
  • A team player with a pleasant and affable personality



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