Group Finance Director

120000.00 - 140000.00 GBP Annual
19 Mar 2019
28 Mar 2019
Job role
Finance director
Contract type
Full time

Expanding, international FMCG business is currently looking to appoint a Group Finance Director to work with the Managing Director and senior executives to drive the business forward. The Group Finance Director will also have dual role responsibility for a growing, sister company who are responsible for the shipping/transportation of their products.

Key deliverables for the Finance Director include:

Commercial projects: to support the Sales Director with supermarket bids/tenders; and the acquisition of a fleet of ships to move away from a leased supply–chain model.

Large, capital–expenditure projects: to enable the business to move to a new depot and to move to a new Head Office.

Finance team recruitment and development: to make several key appointments to the finance team and develop the team to work to an optimal level.

Key responsibilities for the Finance Director include:

  • Strategic involvement with customers to achieve common growth targets
  • Provide leadership to the Board's Finance and Accounting Strategy, to optimise the company's financial performance and strategic position
  • Manage the company's accounting function
  • Development of the financial strategy in line with the company strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision–making as appropriate
  • Test the financial impact of proposed strategic objectives, validate the authenticity of forecasts and clarify the full impact of cost savings
  • Ensure corporate budgeting processes are carried out and reviewed
  • Prepare and present annual accounts to stakeholders
  • Manage year end and audit tax compliance

Suitable applicants for the Finance Director position should:

  • Have a proven background as a Finance Director supporting the Managing Director and Board
  • Ideally have experience within the Manufacturing or Supply Chain sectors
  • Have experience in financial strategy, planning and budget management including mergers and disposals
  • Experience in streamlining department structures, saving overheads and recruiting a commercially focused team
  • Be a fully qualified accountant
  • Have a commercial outlook

This is a fantastic opportunity and is a very exciting time for the business.

The recruitment process is moving very quickly so please don't delay your application.

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