Finance Director

Finance Director

  • Location

    North Somerset, Somerset

  • Sector:

    GRG Executive Search

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  • Salary:

    £90000.00 - £100000 per annum + Car, 75% Bonus, 25% LTIP & Benefits

  • Contact:

    Helen Schwarz

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    about 1 month ago

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A Finance Director (FD) role in North Somerset with responsibility for a high growth standalone business unit, within a listed group. You will be part of the leadership team of this entrepreneurial business. With its next-generation technology they are accelerating the change to a more sustainable, environmentally friendly future. The business is primed for its next phase of continued growth and requires a demonstrated finance leader to take it to the next level.


Our client is part of a highly successful FTSE listed group which operates a decentralised model bringing many benefits, including highly accountable management teams and the opportunity to really make a difference. Employees are encouraged and incentivised to exercise agility and entrepreneurialism and are allowed the room to do so. Looking ahead future growth across the wider international Group will be derived through accelerating organic growth of existing businesses, as well as targeted acquisitions. The UK remains a key area of geographic focus. The Group is committed to building a diverse workforce in which difference is embraced and invests in its people to help them excel.

This is a high-profile appointment working for one of the group's recently acquired, high growth standalone businesses in North Somerset. Already a UK market leader, with a rapidly expanding team, they operate in a market with excellent long term growth potential and significant market opportunity especially internationally. Their next- generation technology is accelerating the change to a more sustainable, environmentally friendly future for businesses, communities, and the planet.

The Group have extensive experience of the markets of existing customers, and this alongside an innovative product range will further enhance the business's growth. This is an opportunity to join a fast-growing company, with a history of investing in people, all while tackling the climate crisis.


This is a high-profile Finance Director opportunity in North Somerset. Reporting directly to the Managing Director, the FD of this high growth business unit, requires a demonstrated leader to partner with the MD and take the business through an exciting stage of organic growth. This is a crucial strategic role at the heart of the Company, taking full ownership of all financial aspects of the business.

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.

Supporting the MD and Senior Management team to create and deliver growth strategies and plans

Critically appraising capital allocation choices, ensuring alignment with strategy and key performance metrics

Leading, motivating, and developing a strong finance team

Leading the budgeting, forecasting, and planning process

Maintaining a robust financial control environment, including development of financial systems

Leading on all financial and accountancy matters including month end reports, management accounts, cash flow management, compliance, presentation of management information and KPI's

Delivering the statutory external audit

Leading on IT, including ensuring a robust IT control environment along with successful system implementations/ upgrades as required


For this Finance Director opportunity in North Somerset, you will be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with significant post qualification experience. The successful candidate must be commercially astute, have high intellect and low ego, with strong influencing skills and significant drive and energy and a can-do attitude. You must have a history of success in commercially focused senior finance roles and ideally a track record of supporting a business through growth. You must also have a good balance of strategic vision and hands on operating style.

Ideally you will have experience of working at an FD level and being part of an operating board. They are also open to considering candidates looking to make that first step up into a FD position, with the opportunity to affect real change and to contribute to the direction of the company. Leading the finance function in a growing SME is desirable and you must have had end to end operational finance responsibility.

The sector you come from is of less importance than your skills and experience, but prior experience in an innovative tech-led business and a sustainable development focus will be advantageous. Broad business knowledge will also be important and an enthusiasm for innovation, continuous improvement and problem solving.

An ability to manage complex and diverse environments will also be important, and the ability to be proactive, decisive, and adaptable. Also, a commitment to growth and development, personally and for colleagues.

Ideally you will also have prior involvement with a system implementation. First-hand experience of implementing a stock and manufacturing system would be advantageous.

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


Up to £100,000 Basic Salary, Car, or Car Allowance, 75% Bonus, 25% LTIP and other Standard Benefits

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