Finance Director - Manufacturing- Stoke on Trent - c£85-100k + Equity

Burman Consulting
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Finance Director - Manufacturing- Stoke on Trent - c£85-100k + Equity

My retained client is a private equity backed specialist design manufacturing/engineering business. As a result of recent investment they are seeking a high calibre Finance Director to support the businesses ambitious growth plans and take a stake in its future.

Based at their main UK site in Staffordshire you will head up a small finance team with responsibility for all 3 UK operations and their overseas interests.

You will have responsibility for creating an effective financial control environment as well as overseeing all aspects of the finance and IT function. A thorough overall of their IT systems is required which will lead to them being integrated onto one single platform.

In addition to utilising your strong technical skills you will also utilise your stakeholder & relationship management expertise being a key point of contact for the company's financial backers.

Working very closely with the CEO you will have the gravitas to present at a board level and an openness to learn from a highly experienced professional in a mentoring capacity.

Key Responsibilities
- Monthly board reporting, analysis and commentary to ensure variations to budget/forecast are fully understood, and to support key decision making
- Management of annual audits, tax compliance, improving cash flow and reporting to external stakeholders
- Develop, drive and implement best practice processes and improvements to reporting
- Ensure that accounting policies and guidelines are further developed, implemented and maintained throughout the business as the business develops

- IT system integration from 2 ERP systems to one and alignment of their different accounting software packages.
- Leadership and development of the finance team to support continued growth targets
- Build, manage and sustain good relationships with external auditors/ bankers/tax advisors/lawyers/shareholders and other professional advisors

The Person

- You will be a graduate level Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) with a track record of leading successful finance teams and delivering robust financial information in a timely fashion.

- Effective time manager with the ability to build strong relationships internally and externally to support commercial and strategic decision making.

- You will have worked in the engineering / manufacturing sector, ideally for a privately owned or Private Equity backed business.

- Knowledge of contract driven infrastructure or utilities related industries such as water / waste management would be beneficial.

- Previous experience of IT system development or implementation. Knowledge of EFACs would be advantageous.

- Due to the timescales of this process, only candidates with notice periods of 3 months or less can be considered.

For further information or to apply please submit your CV for immediate consideration.