Finance Director

West Midlands
£100k + benefits
13 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Job Title
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is a fast paced, entrepreneurial business services company and they are now looking to recruit a highly driven Finance Director.  This role will be one of the key supports to the Group CFO with regular exposure at Board level and the successful candidate will be responsible for providing detailed reporting, analysis, commercial insight and recommendations.   

Duties and Responsibilities

•             Leadership, management and development of a finance team of c.20

•             Collate, review, challenge and consolidate reporting including balance sheet, cash flow, forecast, KPIs and trend analysis

•             Analyse and challenge key variances to budget, unusual movements in trends and the correct operation of internal controls

•             Assist with the negotiation of contracts with key suppliers and any key customer agreements

•             Support Account Directors in the implementation and roll out of new contracts from a financial perspective

•             Support sales and accounts team in client facing pitches where finance processes and payment is a key factor for success


•             A fully qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent)

•             Experience of working in a hands-on role in an entrepreneurial business

•             A strong and up to date knowledge of IT systems and process management

•             Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to work closely and communicate with both financial and non-financial people

•             Ability to deliver fast ‘helicopter view’ commercial financial analysis as well as bottom up detailed modelling

•             A change manager who thrives working in a fast paced environment

•             Previous experience of working in a contracts business

Individual Characteristics

•             Strong, robust personality who can ensure that internal controls are in place and adhered to

•             Energetic, credible and hands-on with a ‘can-do’ attitude

•             Strong interpersonal and presentation skills with a high degree of EQ

•             Flexible and prepared for the demands of an entrepreneurial business

This is a fantastic opportunity for somebody seeking a high profile role where there is an opportunity to have a real impact on the strategic direction of the company.