Finance Director

Wright Recruitment Accountancy & Finance Ltd
12 May 2017
10 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A family owned, £10m turnover business currently experiencing 20% year on year growth requires a Finance Director who can not only lead on Finances, but can also assist the Managing Director in continuing the growth of the business.

The role

A finance director is required to oversee this group of companies, with responsibility for the following;

  • Alongside the MD and Operations Manager, be part of the 3 strong team leading the management of the business
  • Leading the finance department which consists of three staff
  • Leading the Group's relationships with external stakeholders (Bank's, other lenders, Auditors, etc)
  • Assisting the MD in growing the size and profitability of the business along with being instrumental in shaping future strategy
  • Managing the business through regularly producing and updating KPI's. In detail this requires:
    • A continuous and regular review of all input prices which can be volatile and significantly impact profitability.
    • Monitoring the efficiency of the production process and transport operation.
  • Preparing the business for annual statutory accounting, tax and reporting requirements (including 2 family investment companies).
  • IT and systems overview.

With assistance from the long standing Financial Controller, regular duties include;

  • Producing monthly management accounts pack
  • Weekly financial monitoring information
  • Cashflow forecasts
  • Annual budgets
  • KPI's

What type of person are we looking for?

  • Fully qualified accountant (either ACMA/ACA/ACCA or equivalent)
  • Previous experience of working at Finance Director level is essential
  • Demonstrative experience of working within a fast changing and/or growth sector is highly desirable.
  • Evidence of achievements in areas such as compliance, KPI efficiencies, reporting and systems.
  • Someone who can bring strong commercial acumen, enjoy the detail of the business, be proactive and provide valuable strategic input.
  • A highly proficient communicator who is comfortable interacting with people at all levels.
  • Experience and success with funding opportunities is desirable.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a Finance Director seeking an interesting and autonomous opportunity in Carlisle, in which you can make a real difference to the growth and profitability of the business. Working within a highly experienced, management team of three. The opportunity to be on the Board of Directors is also open to the right individual.