Part Time Finance Director

FD Recruit
£80000 - £85000 per annum + pension and healthcare
14 Oct 2021
22 Oct 2021
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
Part-Time Finance Director (3 days per week), £80,000-£85,000 pro rata

Our client is an ambitious and growing online retailer who is looking for a Part-Time Finance Director
to join the senior executive team. This is a demanding role and they are seeking a hands on, highly experienced and dynamic individual to take responsibility for overseeing of all financial aspects of the business. This role will be a board level position and will report directly into the Chief Executive.

Responsibilities and duties:
  • Drive improvements in systems, processes and controls, enhancing financial reporting and planning, budgeting, forecasting.
  • Ensure all financial practices are in line with statutory regulations and legislation.
  • Manage year end statutory accounts and audit process
  • Appropriate tax planning and compliance in line with accounting requirements.
  • Management of the annual budgeting process and overseeing of monthly departmental budgets
  • Oversee financial accounting and treasury functions ensuring financial control processes are adhered to
  • Develop and implement monthly procedures and automation where possible
  • Lead the finance function and build the finance team as the business grows
  • Leadership of the company's financial planning and financial accounting control
  • Stock and order management
  • Ensuring the provision of appropriate financial information e.g. Monthly management reporting to the board, rolling forecasts, cashflow projections etc.
  • Board pack design and preparation including authoring of key financial board information and analysis
  • Identify key risks and opportunities.
  • Working closely with the Operations Director to consider, advise and implement all financial aspects of developments as the business grows
  • Ability to act as a business partner to the CEO and senior management team, providing strategic, analytical and business support.
  • Drive the financial strategy for the business to support the high growth plan and provide supporting analysis to validate the strategy
  • Manage relations with investors, company bankers and other relevant third parties and stakeholders
  • Ensuring appropriate insurance coverage for all company activities
  • Work alongside the senior team to develop supplier relationships, negotiate detailed terms alongside the company's lawyers and work closely with operations in managing suppliers once onboarded
  • To be a statutory director of the business and work with the Board to ensure compliance with fiduciary responsibilities

Skills and experience required:
  • Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACA or ACCA)
  • A proven track record in a finance leadership role
  • Experience within e-commerce or importing would be desirable
  • You will be comfortable in working autonomously with the capability to build a finance function in a high-growth business
  • You will be hands on and happy to get into the detail but also have the ability to contribute at Board level offering your strategic and commercial acumen
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • A strong team player, you will be comfortable working with people at all levels both strategic and operationally.

This role would suit an enthusiastic and driven financial leader who flourishes when working within an entrepreneurial and fast paced environment. In return, you will be offered a competitive basic, private medical and the potential of obtaining a small stock option.

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