Williams & Co have retained Hays on an exclusive basis to recruit a talented Financial Director – Williams & Co are one of the fastest growing merchants within the plumbing and heating industry in the UK.
Exceptional Opportunity in Hampshire for a Commercially Focused FD
Your new company
Williams & Co are one of the fastest growing merchants within the plumbing and heating industry in the UK. In 2014, 2015 and 2016 they were recognised by the London Stock Exchange as one of the UK’s most inspiring businesses, and were listed in Real Business Magazine’s “HOT 100″ fastest growing organisations.
They are focused on delivering exceptional service to a tightly defined customer profile across 31 branches in Berkshire, Hampshire, Kent, London, Surrey & Sussex. It is a highly successful business model which makes them uniquely placed to grow organically. They now seek to appoint a talented Financial Director who will help them to write the next chapters in the history of their business.
Your new role
You will work with the Managing Director and other board members, to formulate and refine the business strategy in order to identify and achieve key strategic goals. Furthermore you will take the lead in ensuring that the company’s corporate finance needs are met whilst maintaining an ongoing assessment of the company’s appetite for risk.
You will assist the existing directors in building governance structures appropriate for the next phase of business growth. You will provide leadership, line management, mentoring and pastoral care to the finance team whilst providing financial budgeting support, analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers to other functions within the business.
In addition you will oversee the production of the statutory reports and management accounts whilst managing relationships with external financial partners such as advisors, banks and major creditors and their insurers.
What you'll need to succeed
You will be a Qualified Accountant with a strong, well evidenced track record in a similar role.
You will bring a blend of commercial and strategic input, and "hands on" skills in financial control. Prior corporate finance exposure as well as wholesale / retail / distribution exposure would be desirable but not essential.
You will be a commercially inquisitive individual who focuses on long term value, not short term results.
What you'll get in return
In addition to a competitive salary, you will be entitled to a company car (or car allowance), private health care, profit related bonus, pension and the opportunity to acquire life changing capital through share purchase and/or share options.
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