Finance Director

Mature Accountants Ltd
Kingston upon Hull
From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My client is a £20m. Materials Handling company based in Hull with a network of branch offices and depots across the UK. They are now looking to recruit an experienced FD to head up the Finance function. This is a newly created position that will report directly to the MD.

Role Description

  • Managing the accounts team and day to day processing
  • Work with the senior management team to grow the businesses
  • Oversee the preparation of monthly management accounts.
  • Preparation and development of monthly financial reporting pack.
  • Review of accounts and investigation of variances
  • Preparation of annual financial budgets and monthly flexed budgets
  • Daily, weekly and monthly cashflow management and forecasting
  • Preparation of annual statutory accounts and liaison with the Auditors
  • Managing foreign exchange exposure
  • Managing credit control policies and procedures
  • Managing working capital
  • Overall control of all financial transactions and accountancy matters
  • Developing internal audit systems and control
  • Capital expenditure – evaluation and preparation of submissions
  • Undertaking risk management assessments
  • Analysing the impact of financial markets on the performance of products or services
  • Recommending the most efficient funding options for the business
  • Evaluating the financial impact of new business ventures.
  • Progressing specific financial projects, such as acquisitions
  • Managing direct reports including Financial Controller and ledger clerk
  • Manage corporate relationships with banks, auditors and other parties

Experience Profile

  • Experienced Qualified accountant
  • Minimum of 5 years at or near CFO level
  • A strong technical accountant with a commercial flair.
  • Capacity to influence and implement change
  • An excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills.
  • The credibility and gravitas to influence at senior levels.
  • Ability to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision making
  • Highly refined analytical skills to quickly review and analyse business processes
  • Thorough understanding of business strategy, organisational design and other business functions.
  • Good IT skills and experience of ERP systems
  • Excellent management and leadership skills.

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