Finance Director

Surrey (GB)
Up to £150,000 + benefits + possible Equity
15 Aug 2019
29 Aug 2019
Board, Director
Contract Type

Our client is a PE-backed manufacturer and supplier of services via long term service contracts. Having an enviable blue-chip client base the business is well positioned to grow rapidly and as part of this growth plan they are now looking to recruit a Finance Director who will act as a key strategic partner to the CEO. This is a Board role and the successful candidate will be responsible for managing key stakeholder relationships including Banks, Investors and Auditors.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Leadership and mentoring of the Financial Controller and wider finance team

Overall responsibility for the finance function:

  • Monthly, quarterly and annual reporting on and analysis of the Company’s financial performance
  • Management of the annual budgeting process
  • Management of the Group’s assets and stock
  • Management of the Group’s cash flows including ownership of the 12 weekly cash forecasting process
  • Leading on annual audit processes and risk compliance
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant audit, tax and regulatory requirements
  • Overall responsibility for procedures and controls over financial transactions and the Company’s assets
  • Ensuring compliance with investor covenants, and forecasting of headroom against future covenants
  • Continuous improvement of financial systems and processes to deliver as efficient and high-quality serviced
  • Provision of meaningful and accurate financial information to support and influence strategic decision making
  • Drive the approach to financial forecasting and increased profitability
  • Lead strategic finance projects as required by the Board
  • Understand and drive improvements in the accounting and finance systems
  • Work with in-house staff to maintain and enhance the IT systems
  • Management of the Finance team
  • Contribute to the development and deliver of the Group’s strategy across all business divisions and subsidiaries


Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA)

Skills & experience:

  • First hand experience of working in a PE-backed company
  • Experience of working in capital intensive, project-based businesses
  • Experience of working with blue chip customers
  • Ability to work at both a strategic and operational level
  • Ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Experience of people management

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