Finance Director

NA Finance
£0000 - £1 per annum + attractive package + benefits
04 Oct 2017
07 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Nicholas Associates is currently working with a rapidly growing, specialist manufacturing business backed by a large corporate. We are seeking a highly experienced Finance Director to join the business.

Role Purpose

To be an effective business partner to the CEO operating as a key member of the senior management team and operating board providing financial leadership across all aspects of the business.

The role includes full responsibility for all financial matters including financial management, reporting, funding, taxation and for ensuring appropriate risk and control is applied across business. In addition, you will be a key contributor to all commercial aspects of the business including business strategy and growth and operations including pricing, supply chain, and productivity management.

Principal Accountabilities:-

  • Be an effective business partner for the Business CEO and a key member of the executive management team and local operating Board.
  • Key contributor to the development and presentation of the business strategy ensuring that the financial and operational consequences of the strategy are fully evaluated and explained.
  • Lead the development of the factory costing system In conjunction with the Production Director
  • Extensive support of the commercial operations of the business including pricing, costing, development of tender proposals, supply chain, risk management
  • Provide leadership of the Finance function and the senior Finance face-off with the wider Group.
  • Provide regular and timely evaluations of performance and financial position, the business plans, strategic options and business opportunities, including profit trends, cash flow, financial exposures and tax matters.
  • Provide a full financial planning, advisory and reporting service, including statistical analysis and financial and management accounting information. Ensure that the business activity is monitored and controlled through the operation of comprehensive financial and management controls
  • Manage the production of the annual budget and Business Plan for the division and any entities under the control of the division for approval by the divisional Board and for presentation to the executive as required.
  • Ensure justification for all major budgeted spend, and subsequently to ensure that all expenditure is monitored against appropriate targets.
  • Manage the balance sheet and cash flows including capital expenditure, working capital, and funding model.
  • Accountable for the risk and control framework and ensuring it meets regulatory requirements and group policy.
  • Manage the production of Board quality MI to a number of Internal and External Boards and Committees
  • Liaise with and manage the relationship with internal and external auditors and other third party suppliers on all financial and compliance matters.
  • Recruit and motivate the Finance team and ensure provide leadership for Finance. Ensure the group values are integrated into the function and, ensuring that management discretion is used in a consistent manner and that the area follows the Group's policies

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Extensive experience in a large manufacturing organisation
  • Commercial experience including a strong understanding of pricing, costing, productivity, supply chain and stock issues
  • Experience of operating in a PLC environment
  • Leadership of a Finance function
  • Operating at Executive Board level


  • Proven leadership skills and influencing skills
  • Experienced business partner with suitable gravitas to drive effective financial control
  • Demonstrable commercial acumen
  • Self-starter and hands-on. Ability to get into the detail as required.
  • An ability to operate in an entrepreneurial start-up business but equally operate in a FTSE 100 environment with PLC quality reporting, governance

An attractive package is on offer for the right candidate

Nicholas Associates Professional is a highly respected industry leading professional recruitment agency specialising exclusively in Executive Search and Selection, Construction, Engineering and Technical, and Finance and Accountancy roles across the UK and internationally. Working with many of the UK's most well-known client brands, we are passionate about matching the best talent to the best roles.

Nicholas Associates Professional is part of Nicholas Associates Group, a market leading partner of choice for talent management solutions, from Apprentice to Boardroom. For us, it's all about enabling people to be their best.

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