Finance Director

Finance Director

Job Title: Finance Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum + Car, Bonus and Pension
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: DB110487_1546441907
Contact Name: Dean Bowers
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 02, 2019 15:11

Job Description

A privately-owned Manufacturing and Distribution organisation with significant experience and expertise in their sector are recruiting for a Finance Director to take responsibility for the UK operation with a turnover of c£100m. This role would sit as part of the UK Executive team reporting into the Managing Director and Shareholders.

Overview of the role:

Reporting into the Managing Director, the Finance Director will have immediate responsibility for all accounting, financial reporting and control, company secretarial and legal matters for the UK operation.

Key responsibilities and focus should include:

  • Delivering strategic leadership to the business and increasing shareholder value
  • Leading, developing and coaching the Finance team
  • Taking full ownership of budgeting, forecasting and business planning
  • Developing business intelligence platform for key decision making
  • Providing commercial decision support through strong influencing skills
  • Business partnering with senior stakeholders both internally & externally

Candidate profile:

  • A degree educated, qualified accountant with demonstrable ability to deliver success through innovative but practical solutions
  • A proactive individual with high-levels of drive
  • Someone who is can demonstrate high levels of integrity and trust and matches the shareholders values
  • Excellent communicator, motivator, team player, working equally well with peers, all staff and external stakeholders
  • Strong commercial experience & aptitude
  • Ability to manage priorities and drive through change
  • Happy to be "hands on" as well as possessing strong strategic acumen
  • Proven ability to ensure that the accounting function delivers operationally effective information to all aspects of the business
  • Highly credible to customers, bank, suppliers, employees and all other stakeholders
  • Ability to demonstrate strong analytical skills and utilise these to develop profitable, strategic outcomes
  • Commitment and desire to demonstrate the characteristics demanded of a future shareholder and a willingness to adopt and embrace the custodial responsibilities that ownership brings

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • 5+ years' operating as a Finance Director
  • Operated as an FD with £50m+ turnover business
  • Significant M&A experience
  • Experience of working within a low margin business, ideally with a background in Manufacturing, Retail, Logistics or Supply Chain
  • Relevant technical and software experience (ideally SAP)
  • Strong preference for a stable career history demonstrating loyalty and commitment