Finance Director

Finance Director

  • Location

    West Midlands, England

  • Sector:

    GRG Executive Search

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  • Salary:

    £100000 - £120000 per annum + Car, Bonus & Benefits

  • Contact:

    Helen Schwarz

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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Job Summary

A Finance Director opportunity, based in the West Midlands with responsibility for managing a cross-legal entity team for a significant business, within a global engineering group. You will be part of the Executive Leadership team with the opportunity to transform this business. There is a genuine opportunity to make a real difference and to progress your career.

About Our Client

Our client is part of a highly successful global engineering group. A market leading group they are able to offer the best in innovation, performance, and quality, for the industries they serve and are continuing to grow.

The UK remains a key area of geographic focus and this is a high-profile opportunity to manage a cross-legal entity team for a business covering the UK and parts of Europe, where transformation is needed. Already a successful business, as part of the Executive Leadership Team there will be the opportunity to transform and grow this business, and with progression available across the wider Group, which has a real focus on career and talent development.

They are absolutely committed to diversity, equality, and inclusion. Their culture is to value the success and contribution of all of their people and to build on their strengths and diversity.

The Role

This is a high-profile Finance Director (FD) opportunity in the West Midlands. This role will serve as the business partner and strategic advisor to the MD, who they will have an operational reporting line into. They will also have a functional reporting line to the Regional CFO. Working closely with the rest of the Executive Leadership Team, the FD will assume responsibility for all aspects of the sub-region. This involves analysing financial performance, advising the senior management team on these findings, and implementing recommendations.

This is an opportunity to be involved in an exciting transformation opportunity to improve growth and profitability. Accountable for the day-to-day financial operations and long-term strategy, key responsibilities will include:

  • As a member of the local operating board and executive team, advising the MD and senior management team on all matters relating to financial performance, and the formulation and implementation of the overall strategic long term business plan
  • Responsibility for the financial direction, management, and reporting of the business
  • Leadership and transformation support to the Business Partners
  • Leading the budgeting, forecast and planning process
  • Ensuring a robust financial control and compliance environment is maintained
  • Overall lead on all financial and accountancy matters
  • Ensuring timely and accurate periodic and year-end reporting under IAS, IFRS and UK GAAP
  • Leading, motivating and developing a high performing finance team
  • Supporting the implementation of a new ERP upgrade
  • Play an active role in the leadership of best practice and deputise for the MD where required

Candidate Profile

For this Finance Director opportunity in the West Midlands, you will be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) from a manufacturing/engineering background with experience of leading a finance function. Must also demonstrate a proven track record as a strategic financial business partner.

The role requires an FD who has the strength of character to challenge whilst being able to do so in a collegiate and considered manner. It is also important that you are comfortable leading change, capable of influencing at all levels and understand what a best-in class finance function looks like.

You will need to demonstrate a strong commercial acumen and the ability to contribute to strategic discussions and support the long-term growth potential. The ability to produce clear and concise narrative will be essential.

A successful record in establishing high performing finance teams will also be important, and an ability to manage complex and diverse environments, whilst still promoting a culture of continuous improvement, as a dynamic and hands-on leader. A commitment to personal growth and development, personally and for colleagues will also be crucial.

Essential technical knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP

Our client is an equal opportunity employer. They celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

They are able to offer a flexible/ hybrid working pattern. In return, some flexibility to travel will be required.

What is on Offer

c. £120,000 Basic Salary, Car Allowance, Bonus, and other Standard Benefits

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