Finance Director

Michael Page Finance
Milton Keynes, UK
17 Oct 2019
30 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Reporting to and working alongside the MD, you will be required to drive improvements in systems, processes and controls, enhancing financial reporting and planning, budgeting and forecasting. You will need a strong understanding of technical concepts but will have proven business management and development experience.

Client Details

Our client, with locations in Milton Keynes and Godalming, is an established technology business who design and deliver digital solutions. With 30 years' experience in the most competitive of environments, our client has a track record of success that spans the public, private and third sectors. They offer a consultative style and a teamwork approach that ensures clients' needs are met and projects are a success.


An exciting opportunity to join a thriving SME, as Finance Director, this role will ensure the company's finance function is running effectively with robust controls in place. The FD will be a key member of the management leadership team, working closely with the Board to develop the business and drive through change, providing strategic and operational financial direction.

Key Duties include:
  • Provide strategic and operational financial leadership.
  • Ensure all financial practices are in line with statutory PLC regulations and legislation.
  • Produce statutory accounts in accordance with UKGAAP.
  • Company Secretarial duties; ensuring compliance, primary contact for Brokers/Lawyers/Shareholders.
  • Appropriate tax planning and compliance in line with local accounting requirements.
  • Management of the annual budgeting process; maintain profit/cash forecasts.
  • Lead and develop the finance team.
  • Involvement in all financial planning, financial accounting control.
  • Ensuring the provision of appropriate financial information e.g. Monthly management reporting to the board.
  • Identify key risks and opportunities for the business.
  • Commercial support to the Board, providing insightful analysis.
  • Ability to act as a business partner to the MD and senior management team, providing strategic, analytical and business support.
  • Provide all supporting analysis to validate strategy and business plan.
  • Undertake third party contract reviews, providing commercial and financial advice to support bids/proposals.


We are looking for fully qualified ACA/ACCA or CIMA Accountant with a proven track record in a finance leadership role, ideally within a similar sized SME. You will have strong financial controls experience and be experienced in developing management information systems, working with external advisors and providing robust procedures and controls. Experience in managing wider operations teams and an HR function would also be advantageous.

You will be comfortable supervising and developing a small finance team. You will be hands on and happy to get into the detail but also have the ability to contribute at Board level offering your strategic and commercial acumen. You will demonstrate the ability to positively communicate with colleagues, customers and external bodies in order to form and maintain good working relationships.

Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills are essential with the ability to present at Board level. You will be open, engaging and have a good level of team management. The ideal candidate will demonstrate good attention to detail showing logical decision making and prompt delivery to deadlines.

A strong team player, you will be comfortable working with people at all levels both strategic and operationally. You will proactively seek opportunities to add value and develop the business alongside the MD. You will ideally have worked for a professional services, technology or consultancy-based business with experience of working with fee-earning consultants/timesheeted contractors and the relevant legislation, e.g. IR35.

Job Offer

Competitive Package

Any direct applicants will be forwarded to Michael Page for consideration

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