Finance Director UK & I

Gloucestershire (GB)
c.£110,000 + executive Benefits Package including equity participation
09 Oct 2019
23 Oct 2019
FMCG / Retail
Contract Type

Our client is a phenomenal success story and has a clearly defined, ambitious plan to continue the double-digit year on year growth. As a result, an organisational restructure is being implemented which has created a new role of Finance Director for the UK and Ireland operations.

Reporting to the CFO and supporting the Exec Board, you will lead and develop the UK and Ireland Finance team to provide first class reporting and operational control. Bringing effective leadership skills, you will guide a high performing team to drive performance through the operating business units. This is a standout opportunity for a commercial Finance Director to join an established, yet evolving team to continue along core values of best practice and operational excellence.

As a senior leader in the business and director of a number of companies in the Group, you will enjoy working with a broad set of stakeholders and peers and enjoy contributing to the overall development of the business.  All leaders in the Group are passionate about achieving results in the right way and being able to work together within a matrix structure, to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of work. 

As well as requiring technical robustness, this is a highly commercial role to proactively and effectively challenge performance and to assist the operations management team in continuous improvement of financial performance. The position is key in ensuring the smooth and accurate running of financial systems and routines therefore you will be expected to have an eye for accuracy and consistency, building strong processes to ensure that information is error free.

Working closely across all departments of the business, this is a great opportunity to deliver quantifiable success, straight to the bottom line, in a fast-paced working environment which is innovative, dynamic and constantly changing.

You will be an enthusiastic and inspirational leader, developing the capability and talent of your department.  You will lead the development of colleagues to be the best they can be and also motivate and create the conditions for success in which the team can thrive and deliver.  As the Group continues on its growth journey, there will be the need to continually manage change, introducing new systems and processes and helping teams adapt to new ways of working. You will also play a leading role in designing and delivering future processes to meet the needs of our fast-growing business.

Suitable candidates will be qualified accountants and have operated at a senior level within a dynamic, fast changing business.  where priorities rapidly change, designing and delivering understandable insight from large datasets.

You should have demonstrable experience of delivering multiple project streams requiring prioritisation and resource allocation and Improvement of processes and systems delivering enhanced performance more efficiently.

The cultural fit is critical. To work well with this high performing exec team, you will have gravitas and be a capable influencer, in a positive and collaborative way. You will have outstanding verbal and written communication skills and, possessing a high level of emotional intelligence and self-awareness, you will have a can-do attitude. Resilience, energy and drive along with a strong work ethic to achieve your aspirations are prerequisite.

Adjacency is exclusively retained on this assignment and you should indicate your interest by forwarding a current CV, including remuneration package via the Apply button.  

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