Morgan Radley Finance & Automotive Recruitment Specialists Cambridge, UK
Aug 11, 2018
Our client is seeking a Finance Director to play a critical, influential and operational input role to the Managing Director. You will take full responsibility for the financial management of the business including providing financial expertise and commercial support during a phase of operational, revenue and profit improvement. About Our Client This Cambridge based client is a very well known and award winning company within their industry. Job Description This role will suit a self-motivated, proactive individual, working alongside the Managing Director. As the Finance Director you will not only be an exceptional accountant and hands-on with company finances, but you will also be commercially and operationally aware, advising on the best path of growth for the business. Form a close working relationship with the Managing Director, other Senior Executives and Non-Executives. Provide leadership to the main Board's Finance and Accounting strategy, to optimise the company's financial performance and strategic position. Take overall control of the company's accounting function. Take overall control of the company's IT function Contribute fully to the development of company strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers. Ensure that company financial systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth. Lead and develop finance teams. Work with senior teams to grow the business, formulating strategies and plans. Ensure corporate budgeting processes are carried out and reviewed. Take ultimate responsibility for the company cash management policies. Present annual accounts to stakeholders. Ensure that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met. Corporate finance: manage company policies regarding capital requirements, debt, taxation, equity, disposals and acquisitions, as appropriate. Establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with external parties including customers and advisors. Person Specification You will have the typical qualities of a successful Finance Director which include: Qualified member of an accountancy body or holder of an equivalent qualification i.e. ACA, ACCA & CIMA. Meet the requirement for a commercially astute, articulate, technically strong, dynamic, insightful and influential leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels. Exceptional communication skills at all levels Strong IT skills, always being ahead of new technologies Ability to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision-making. High integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance. Energetic, highly motivated, with an enquiring mind and passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of business growth and success.