Finance Director

£100,000 - £140,000 per annum
08 Aug 2019
22 Aug 2019
Andy Dowsett
Director, Senior Management
Accounting, Analyst, Finance, Strategy
Contract Type

Pure Executive have been retained exclusively to recruit a high calibre Finance Director based in Thurrock, Essex. Our client, a privately owned business, have won customer contracts that mean they are entering a period of rapid growth and are now looking to strengthen their management team by appointing a Board level Finance Director.

The position of Finance Director has three clear purposes:

  • To ensure the business is run in a compliant way and that the finance function has strong controls and processes
  • Provide sound financial advice and guidance to the Executive Chairman and the senior management team
  • Think strategically, help improve performance and profitability and ensure key stakeholders understand key financial information

Key responsibilities:

  • Oversee and review the production of monthly management accounts and other financial statements
  • Create and deliver a detailed monthly board pack with relevant commentary
  • Develop, interpret and present business performance KPI's to key insurance partners to manage contract compliance
  • Attend and add value to regular board meetings
  • Interpret a range of MI and data to ensure all stakeholders understand key information
  • Take ownership of the Group's financial strategy
  • Mentor, train and develop the MD and Head of Finance to build succession at a Board Level.
  • Manage key relationships with the bank, auditors and other key service providers
  • Lead and deliver the annual audit process
  • Monitor cash flow and other financial transactions, signing off large expenditure requirements
  • Integrate a new financial system across the business (likely to be Microsoft Dynamics) that will require full project management
  • Update and implement financial policies and procedures whilst ensuring the company's financial data is protected at all times
  • Oversee / prepare annual statutory returns to include HMRC returns and data for tax pack

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • ACA Qualified Accountant (ideally top ten trained)
  • Detailed experience of P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow management
  • Ability to demonstrate strategic and commercial focus in previous roles
  • Experience within a privately owned, growing business would be beneficial
  • Ability to analyse data, interpret & relay information
  • Results driven with a hands on creative outside the box approach applied
  • Excellent presentational skills and become fully conversant in the company's operating model to allow focused conversations with external customers and stakeholders

For a confidential conversation please contact Andy Dowsett at Pure Executive in Chelmsford, Essex.

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