Director of Finance

4 days left

Equity FD.
Exeter, Devon
£80k + £110k + exceptional bonus + options
11 Nov 2019
18 Nov 2019
Job Title
Finance Director
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is PE backed and entering an exciting phase of its revenue growth, having gained strong traction in the South West.   They expect a further fund raise round and are poised for exponential growth.  As part of their plans, they are looking to recruit a new Director of Finance to contribute to growth and provide sound financial management and control.  Reporting to the CEO, this role will be a key support to the board.  This would suit an ambitious accountant.  You must have exceptional problem-solving abilities, the vision to put in place a first in class finance team, integrity and strong commercial acumen and the ability to take a strategic leadership role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing visible and proactive leadership of the finance function to ensure the team are highly engaged and motivated
  • To identify and develop suitable methodology for optimising business performance
  • Oversee preparation of monthly board packs and key performance indicators
  • Ensure there is enough control and structure to support scale up of the business
  • Develop, maintain and support revenue recognition reporting tools and control, that support longer term forecasting and variance analysis
  • Gain an overview of new contract appraisal and costing
  •  Preparation of Budgets and Forecasts (and subsequent variance analysis).
  • To challenge the business in a constructive way, driving continued commercial performance and value creation.
  • Take responsibility for cash management and cash flow forecasting for the business
  • To develop and maintain robust, reliable and value-added financial forecasts and reporting processes
  • The maintenance of policies and procedures to ensure effective and robust internal controls
  • Work with the CEO to supporting strategic initiatives, organisational reviews and address investor requests

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • You will be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) and educated to degree level
  • Experience of managing large scale CapEx projects
  • Ideally you would have an appreciation of scaling a business, coupled with a desire to undertake a hands-on role
  • Desire to get into the detail and role sleeves up
  • Ideally you will have an understanding of the value drivers in a business and a desire to work in a PE backed high growth organisation
  • Strong accounting/controlling experience
  • A strong academic background educated to degree level
  • Ability to work autonomously and own all finance issues
  • Able to build relationships across the organisation and accustomed to working effectively with external advisors
  • Be able to communicate financial matters to the business with clarity and transparency
  • A self-starter, flexible, trustworthy, reliable, driven and hardworking
  • A desire to be in a highly visible role where change is on the agenda
  • A committed team player with a strong commercial outlook
  • Strong technical skills and excellent excel skills, modelling & forecasting
  • System implementation experience, ideally Dynamics Finance & Ops, or similar

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