Finance Director

Howett Thorpe Recruitment Consultants Ltd
United Kingdom
£90,000 per annum + exceptional package
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The Finance Director will ensure that business processes are conducted in a way which protects and enhances the image and reputation of the business.

About the Role
Working alongside the Managing Director, the role requires someone who is commercially astute, advising on the best path of development for the business. They will have oversight and responsibility for all financial aspects of divisional strategy. The role requires excellent communication skills with all levels of staff, often requiring the individual to work with various departments to optimise business performance. The position is directly responsible for a finance and commercial team of approximately nine.
You will take an active part in the management of the business, representing the business at divisional level and contributing to the development and deployment of strategy and policy within the division. Ensure that historical and future performance data is available in order to enable the business to make informed decisions on future actions including investment and growth opportunities. Provide commercial and financial support and divisional sign-off for contract bids, and playing an active part in bid/no bid decisions. Develop and maintain good working relationships with external customers.
You will manage, in consultation with colleagues, customer relationships and contract negotiations for the division. Provide motivation, leadership and direction within the finance and commercial team to ensure the achievement of targets. To ensure the ongoing coaching and development of employees and to establish succession plans for all key positions. Work co-operatively with other divisions and support functions within the Group to promote and facilitate the achievement of company and corporate objectives. Participate in such cross-business projects and assignments as may be required.

About Our Client
A global market leader in the services sector.

About You
  • Qualified accountant (ACA / CIMA / ACCA) with 5+ years’ post qualified experience.
  • Proven financial background in a commercial context.
  • A high level of awareness of the market within which the division operates.
  • An ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with internal and external customers.
  • A high-level focus on the achievement of targeted results.
  • A high level of flexibility and a positive attitude to innovation and change.
  • The ability to communicate and work effectively with customers, employees and teams at all levels.
  • The ability to inspire confidence in their ability and the quality of their advice.
  • A demonstrated clear understanding of the competencies relating to the role.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the ongoing success of the business.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • High standards of accuracy with excellent attention to detail.
  • Have a 'hands on approach' and be keen to resolve problems in non-finance areas.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines, multi task and determine your priorities.
  • A high level of computer literacy, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint & Financial systems.

Things You Should Know
A great opportunity to play a pivotal role in the continued growth and expansion.
Commutable from: Addlestone, Aldershot, Alton, Andover, Ascot, Bagshot, Basingstoke, Bordon, Bournemouth, Bracknell, Camberley, Chertsey, Cobham, Cranleigh, Crawley, Dorking, Egham, Epsom, Esher, Farnborough, Farnham, Feltham, Fleet, Frimley, Gatwick, Godalming, Guildford, Hook, Horsham, Kingston, Leatherhead, Lightwater, London, Maidenhead, Petersfield, Portsmouth, Reading, Redhill, Reigate, Slough, Southampton, Staines, Sunbury, Walton, West Byfleet, Weybridge, Windlesham, Windsor, Woking, Wokingham and Yateley.

Howett Thorpe recruit for roles within accounts payable, credit control, payroll also covering accounts assistants, audit, management accounts, financial accounts, analysts, financial controllers, financial directors, corporate finance, human resources and HR, tax including all part qualified and qualified vacancies.
Howett Thorpe are acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role and comply with all relevant UK legislation and do not discriminate on any protected characteristics. Due to the high volume of applications we currently receive, we are unable to respond to all candidates. If you do not hear from a Consultant within 5 working days, please assume that you have not been successful.
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