Finance Director

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Consult Rise
North West UK, with Hybrid working
Competitive package + benefits.
24 May 2024
21 Jun 2024
Job Title
Finance Director
Contract Type
Full Time

Role title: Finance Director
Workplace: North West, UK
Hours: Full time (40 hours)
Reward: Competitive package + benefits.


With a pedigree of some 40 years, our client is a diverse, dynamic, and fast paced business with real ambition. They have grown to become the largest in their home furnishings category, with quality products that bring rooms, and people, together. That togetherness is the very essence of who they are.

To build on their successful story to date, the business is now seeking to appoint an experienced and commercially minded Finance Director to join their leadership team at an exciting period of growth. Responsible for overseeing and directing all financial activities to ensure the financial health and sustainability of the organisation, the Finance Director will work closely with the executive team to drive financial performance, make strategic financial decisions, and contribute to the overall success of the company.

Reporting to the Managing Director and working closely with the Board and Executive Team, the Finance Director will lead the Finance, IT and CSR teams and play a key part in developing and delivering the overall business plan and strategic direction of the Company. The appointee will have a proactive, commercial and growth minded approach balanced with a robust approach to financial governance, planning and risk management.

Our client has a unique, award-winning culture, where its values of working together; delivering results; investing in people and supporting wider communities, are evident. To thrive in this role, the Finance Director will combine the essential role capabilities with the behaviours and values that align to the culture of the business.

Successful candidates will have demonstrable expertise in the following key areas of responsibility:

  • Strategic Financial Leadership: Ideally gained as a Finance Director in a commercial, product led, sector. Spearheading the development and execution of forward-looking financial strategies that propel the company towards its long term objectives, driving profitability and sustainable growth.
  • Dynamic Budgeting and Forecasting: Leading agile budgeting processes, continuously refining financial forecasts to provide actionable insights, enabling proactive decision-making and adaptability in a rapidly evolving market.
  • Actionable Financial Insights: Generating and presenting comprehensive financial reports, encompassing profit and loss statements, balance sheets, cash flow analyses, and dynamic key performance indicators (KPIs), empowering the executive team with deep insights into performance drivers and opportunities for optimisation.
  • Proactive Risk Management: Identifying and proactively mitigating emerging financial risks, including exposure to currency fluctuations, interest rate dynamics, and market uncertainties, to safeguard the company's financial health and resilience in volatile environments.
  • Strategic Capital Allocation: Driving strategic capital allocation decisions, optimising the company's capital structure through effective management of debt and equity, while strategically deploying resources to maximise returns and shareholder value.
  • Robust Financial Governance: Establishing and upholding rigorous financial controls, policies, and procedures, ensuring regulatory compliance and robust protection of company assets, while fostering a culture of transparency and accountability across the organisation.
  • Agile Cash Flow Optimisation: Implementing agile cash flow management strategies, optimising working capital dynamics to support operational agility and strategic investments, facilitating the company's ability to capitalise on emerging opportunities and navigate economic cycles effectively.
  • Technology, IT and CSR: Exposure to, and genuine interest in, technology, IT and CSR, with prior responsibility and expertise being ideal.
  • Business Partnering: Operating as a highly effective business partner across all areas of the business to deliver profitable, sustainable growth across new and existing markets. 
  • People Leadership: a proven people leader with a focus on teamwork, collaboration, accountability, and continuous improvement.

Personal attributes:

  • Strong, ethical and professional integrity
  • Authentic leadership style. Takes personal accountability for actions, decisions, and behaviours.
  • Analytical and data oriented combined with excellent problem-solving and decision- making abilities
  • Commercially minded, balances risk and business needs to drive successful outcomes
  • Collaborative, adaptable, and resilient, thrives in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Proactive and agile approach to overcoming issues and challenges

Hybrid working; company pension; cycle to work scheme; employee discount; on-site parking; life insurance; referral programme; private medical; leadership training and coaching.

Our client is an equal opportunity employer. They celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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