If I was a Finance Director this would be my dream job. I would want an SME that has grown substantially, has been through a good bit of professionalisation however haven’t yet made the most of their Finance function as a true partnering function to the business.
Luckily for you I am busy recruiting the East Midlands finest and therefore this job is open to you. A no1 Finance position in a business that has grown 300% in recent years , where the pandemic has had a positive impact on Sales and where you can change amend, re-engineer and partner with the MD and his SMT.
As the new FD, your aim should be to take the finance department into a new era, one that harnesses data and information and one that sees finance adding enhanced value to both the business and its operational functions.
You will get the opportunity to assess systems, processes and people. This is not about doing the job the way it has always been done. You will work in line with the requirements from the MD and the wider business however recommendations and change is encouraged and the MD is looking for a trusted partner to drive embracement in systems and process improvement. Your recommendations around the finance structure will also be welcome.
Given the size of the business, naturally you will have your arms around the entire function, so you should be happy getting your hands dirty in the detail in the short term. So overseeing month end, getting the cashflow accurate, MI and KPI’s finely tuned and making the most of automation and systems where required. A paperless desk is the goal and the MD has a really keen eye for making the most of systems, data and information and looking at automation opportunities wherever possible.
The company is a family business and the culture is one that represents this. The business is dynamic and driven however employee focus is hugely important and this is reflected in the tenure of the current finance team. This culture and environment will need to be respected by the future Finance Director.
This opportunity is available to accountants with a formal accounting qualification (ACA/ACCA/ACMA) and a strong track record of working within a rounded finance position where you have delivered everything across FP&A, Man Accs through to statutory accounts and liaising with Banks / Audit etc.
Apply with an up to date CV in the first instance and I will be in contact asap to discuss.