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Finance Director - Commercial and Strategy

Communicate Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Surrey (GB)
£110,000 - £150,000 + package
Closing date
20 Feb 2023

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Communicate have recently partnered with a low volume, high cost Manufacturer in the Southern Home Counties in their search for a Director of Commercial Finance.

The business has recently diversified their portfolio and made a real step towards being sustainable and introducing an ESG scheme, and as such both demand and growth opportunity has increased. This growth has meant that the CFO is looking to bring in an impressive, proven Finance Director to head up the team. With a turnover of circa £500 million, our client is a heavy-sector Manufacturer that operates globally.

The organisation is currently seeking an experienced FP&A/Commercial Finance lead to offer strategic business support and develop finance into a true Business Partner within the organisation.

You will be responsible for all aspects of Strategy. Commercial Finance, Business Partnering, as well as the annual budget, forecast, and three-year strategic review process. You will have experience with the management of senior stakeholders and finance members, extensive business partnering experience with a forward focused mind-set.

A qualified accountant (ACA Big 4 / CIMA) with substantial Manufacturing experience would be preferred. You'll have experience in a senior FP&A/Commercial Finance role at a comparable organisation and be seeking an autonomous role in a highly dynamic and fast-moving firm that wants to build up a best-in-class finance unit.

Experience / Qualifications:

  • ACA/CIMA qualified with significant PQE
  • Extensive exposure to / career spent in large Manufacturing companies
  • Worked in Senior FP&A / Commercial Finance  roles within large, recognisable corporates
  • A proven track record and enthusiasm for building out finance teams


Communicate stands for excellence, entrepreneurialism and delivery. 

Our aim is simple: to source and place the best candidates within timeframes which surpass those of other recruitment businesses. With 32% of placements made this year being at FTSE 100 companies, we feel we are living up to our aspirations. 

Specialising in the placement of permanent and interim candidates for many of the world’s best companies, Communicate has earned an excellent reputation for providing fast and effective recruitment on a retained or contingent basis, without ever compromising quality. Indeed, despite the market average for finding new opportunities through word-of-mouth being just 18%*, this year, 67% of the placements made so far have been agency network, referred or headhunted candidates. 

In addition, we are thought leaders, regularly appearing in national, regional and trade publications. 

We are also market leaders. Our pioneering product – the Communicate Contingent Retainer – guarantees we fill vacancies within six weeks or refund all payments, in full, immediately. This means positions are filled with exceptional candidates at four times the speed of the industry standard and clients are not exposed to the 20% risk of paying for a service they do not receive, as is typical with most of our competitors’ retained assignments. 

*Survey data collected from conversations with our leading clients in 2012 on sourcing candidates.


Commerce & Industry Finance, Treasury, Tax, Audit, IT, Executive Search (Senior Appointments).

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