Finance Director

Lancashire, UK
15 Aug 2019
23 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Opportunity:

Our client is a diverse £60m t/o private equity-backed manufacturer of FMCG products to over 30 different countries who have overseen growth organically and via acquisition. Due to the plans of the investors and senior management team, the business is seeking a hands-on, yet commercially aware Finance Director to facilitate the exciting plans of the business.

The Role:

As Finance Director, you will form a vital part of the senior leadership team alongside the investors and key stakeholders across the business, including operations. You will have responsibility for presentation of all financial results to the board and recommending business initiatives from a financial perspective. You will also be making a significant contribution to the strategic direction and growth of the business, as well as having responsibility for cash flow management and forecasting.

What you will be doing:
  • Strong leadership and overall management of finance, ensuring a fit-for-purpose and high-quality function is continually in operation
  • Reporting directly to the MD, including commentary and recommendations for strategic ventures
  • Establishing and improving upon best-in-class financial controls and processes
  • Partnering with key senior stakeholders and non-finance personnel
  • Providing advice on site and procedural efficiencies through intense data analysis
  • Driving continued EBITDA improvement
  • Cash flow management, including responsibility for covenant reporting and working capital
  • Establishing weekly and monthly KPIs
  • Preparation of statutory accounts

About you:
  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified
  • Previous experience within Manufacturing, FMCG or Supply Chain is desirable
  • Team player who is approachable and decisive
  • Personable 'hands-on' approach, driven and agile
  • Experience within a fast-paced environment
  • Ability and gravitas to initiate positive change
  • Exposure to ERP systems, preferably MFG Pro

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