Our client is a PE backed digital agency and they are now looking to recruit a Finance Director with strong commercial skills to partner the CEO. Responsible for all aspects of the Finance function there will also be broader operational responsibilities, including HR, Legal and IT.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure an appropriate control environment is in place and maintain the company’s financial and operation integrity.
  • Develop and execute company strategies and plans from both a short & long term perspective.
  • Play a key strategic role in developing and executing the business’s growth plans including modelling and investment decisions.
  • Manage the annual budget process, development of the longer-term plan, and production of the quarterly forecast process;
  • Oversee the company’s cash & treasury position, including analysis of working capital requirements, and management of all loan & financing arrangements;
  • Work closely with senior leaders in the business and support planning and analysis around key revenues.
  • Continuously monitor, develop and interpret appropriate and timely KPIs for the business..
  • Management & development of the Business Analyst, and all associated tasks such as KPI reporting, creation & monitoring of investment business cases, pricing analysis, pipeline & renewal reporting.
  • Work with the company’s auditors & advisors to manage the preparation of accurate annual statutory accounts and tax returns.
  • Maintain professional relations with the company’s bankers, and ensure that the company is in full compliance with all covenants and obligations.
  • Review & sign-off where appropriate of pricing levels, T&C’s and customer legal documents.
  • To support directors and stakeholders on forecasting and analysis of commercial and market data including cash flow and forecast information.
  • All matters regarding Company Secretarial & compliance;
  • Ownership of all insurance matters.

Person Specification:

  • Fully qualified [ACCA/ACA/CIMA];
  • Track record for delivering operational performance improvement
  • Demonstrable commercial experience, including the ability to appraise new opportunities and manage financial aspects of operational performance.
  • Ability to influence at all levels of the organisation, from the Board downwards, and to drive decision making;
  • Extensive experience of strategic, business and financial management planning processes;
  • Experience of an agency businesses is preferred.
  • Strong excel skills, and experience of creating and operating financial models.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret financial and commercial data, draw conclusions and confidently make recommendations to the business.
  • Extensive experience of business partnering, and a proactive approach to support & influence budget holders and the business to achieve goals.
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills, the ability to develop strong relationships, and a real team player.
  • Ability & willingness to get ‘stuck into the detail’ one moment, and to take a strategic helicopter view the next.



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