Finance Director

FDU group
London (Central), London (Greater)
£80,000-£90,000 + benefits
08 Sep 2021
06 Oct 2021
Job Title
Finance Director
Experience Levels
Contract Type
Full Time

Our US based e-commerce client is recruiting a Finance Director for their European business to support their ambitious growth plans. You will be a key member of the Senior Leadership Team reporting to the Managing Director (based in UK) and CFO (based in US).

Your focus will be to act as a business partner to the MD to help drive growth, whilst improving finance processes and bolstering the analytical and reporting capabilities of the finance function.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work closely with MD to develop short to long term business strategy, lead financial planning and manage all budgets and forecasting, help manage risks, set company KPI’s
  • Monitor business performance and cash flow
  • Provide the MD/CFO with core information relating to the financial performance of the business/per department/entities/activity
  • Manage and train two direct reports in the financial team
  • Oversee/review debtors/creditors/cash flow/foreign currencies
  • Ensure that the financial processes, systems and controls are operating effectively
  • Oversee the preparation of management accounts across the various entities, implement policies and improve financial processes
  • Budget preparation and all related monthly management reporting, ensure all departments stick to the budget
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant tax and financial regulations in the UK and other trading areas where the business operates
  • Advising on international tax implications/strategy for all entities, utilising external advisors as required

Your profile:

  • A qualified Accountant with 5-8 years of relevant Financial Leadership (FD) experience in an e-commerce / product business with an International element
  • Ideally your experience will be a mixture of larger company best practice and hands on SME
  • Able to demonstrate an ability to implement robust financial processes, controls and systems
  • A commercial mindset and high degree of business acumen; able to act as business partner to commercial teams to drive growth / change
  • Strong leadership profile with the ability to problem solve and communicate effectively
  • Motivated individual who is a self-starter capable of managing multiple, changing priorities

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