Finance Director/Finance Director Designate

12 Feb 2019
13 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Opportunity

Our Client is a profitable, privately owned business in South West Wales. As it plans strategically and looks forward to the next phase of evolution with potential for further growth, investment and succession opportunities, never has there been a more exciting time to be joining this highly successful well-respected business

With both the strengthening of the Board and the Senior Management team, our Client is looking to recruit a highly talented and capable Finance Director/Finance Director Designate. This represents an excellent opportunity to take a lead Finance role, in both the strategic, commercial and operational development of the business going forward.

In addition to Finance, this role assumes responsibility for IT and HR too.

With a loyal customer base and a reputation built on quality, trust and reliability, our Client prides itself on high standards and core values. Its continued investment in its people, infrastructure and capital machinery, have contributed to both its longevity and business success.

Our Client is open on candidate background in relation to this role and would equally be interested in exploring high-calibre, experienced and hands-on Finance Directors, or would also be receptive to looking at career climbing candidates, with evidence of sound progression and success to date, currently operating at Controller level, but looking to take their first step up into a Director level position

Although longer term succession is currently under review, there might be the possibility of equity participation going forward.

Candidate requirement

Professionally qualified accountant, ideally ACA, ACCA, CIMA

Minimum of 5 years post qualification experience, ideally in a fast-paced, commercial environment

Desirable experience would be in SME, growth company

Strong technical background with capability to drive change and improvement

Preference for a candidate who can evidence management of Finance, IT and Administration, or who can demonstrate capability to do so

Evidence of gaining efficiencies in reporting and processing, to enable more time for value added activities

Whilst not essential some estate management experience, together with legal and commercial property negotiations would be advantageous

Good leadership and management skills, with ability to develop teams

Excellent commercial acumen with a strong business partnering style

Ambitious, high energy, ability to work at pace without compromising high standards of delivery

Good work ethic

Evidence of success, progression and achievement throughout CV

Strong interpersonal, communication and stakeholder management skills

Sound organizational and planning ability

Quick learner, agile, adaptable

Positive approach and solutions focussed


Competitive salary

Car or car allowance

Performance related bonus (with good history of healthy pay-out)

Private health care (individual)

5% employer pension contribution

25 days holiday

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