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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