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Finance Director

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  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

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  • Salary:

    £85000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + benefits & hybrid-working

  • Contact:

    Dan Ball

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Consultant:

    Dan Ball

Gleeson Recruitment Group are currently partnering with a market leading business in Birmingham in search of a Finance Director. This organisation possesses a true USP as a specialist within their sector and are looking to diversify in new directions over the next few years. They've recently experienced a period of accelerated growth which is forecasted to continue over the the next few years.

This is a newly creted position with a market-leading manufacturing business, supporting at c-suite and board level. The role also oversees the entire finance division with oversight of both financial control and commercial elements.

The Role

As Finance Director you will report into a senior executive within the business and manage the finance division from the Birmingham head office:

  • Exercise overall responsibility for the financial aspects of the firm's strategy and plans.
  • Form a close working relationship with the senior leaders within the firm, providing strategic analysis and advice as a member of the board.
  • Lead and oversee Finance activity within the firm, working with and developing the Finance team. Ensure the Finance team is working to support department and sector leads to manage their own budgets and targets, deliver their business plans and to optimise financial performance and profitability.
  • Support the development of management skills that enable Finance issues to be seen and resolved at the local level.
  • Lead all financial and capital planning within the firm, including the development of annual and multi-year budgets. Ensure that the firm has access to the working capital that it needs to run an effective business.
  • Lead the improvement of resource utilisation within the firm, working with the Department Leaders, colleague Central Management of finance department, and Department Managers, to ensure the most efficient, effective and economic use of resources.
  • Oversee the firm's risk and compliance function to ensure the team is effective in delivering continuous improvement, financial success and client satisfaction
  • Ensure that the firm's financial systems, controls, processes and practices are robust, compliant and fit for purpose, both now and to meet future need.
  • Lead and oversee the development of the firm's recently introduced management System and related technology.
  • Oversee the regular review of financial performance on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis; ensuring that financial reporting, management information and analysis, enables the leadership of the firm to improve financial performance over time.
  • Establish a high level of credibility and excellent working relationships with external stakeholders such as the firm's bankers and accountants.
  • Actively manage the performance, development and career paths of members of the Finance team.

The Requirements

The ideal candidate for this role may have already acted as either a Finance Director or Financial Controller previously:

  • The ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant wither through practice or industry route (ACA/ACCA/CIMA).
  • The ideal candidate will possess the ability to business partner & influence stakeholders at both board and local level within a business.
  • Experience overseeing and driving performance with new projects, both at the strategic level and from a technical/ system level.
  • Strong commercial acumen with the ability to interpret financials into meaningful strategic recommendations to the board.
  • A successful track record in establishing high performing finance teams will also be required
  • Preferably have experience with a professional services organisation previously.
  • Ideally studied Accountancy/Economics/Business at university level.
  • Ideally have experience within an engineering/manufacturing environment previously.

What's On Offer?

  • Salary up to £90,000 + benefits
  • Excellent opportunity to lead a successful finance division and identifying strategic financial improvements across the business.
  • Opportunity to work with a market-leading brand that is a true specialist in its field.
  • A positive and collaborative culture where profit for the business is not the sole driver.
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Eligibility for a bonus scheme

If this sounds like the perfect position for you then please click apply to this advert!

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