Finance Director

This is such a brilliant opportunity to join a fast-growing, acquisitive and people-centric business as their new Finance Director.

£110,000 – £125,000 + 15% Bonus & Car Allowance.

If you are a strong varied finance leader looking for a new challenge or step up then please apply to find out more. This is a newly created vacancy

This would probably suit a Senior Head of Finance or Financial Controller looking for a step into a Director level position. Although this is reporting into a CFO, it’s very much responsible for the finance function which will span across FP&A, Reporting, Transactional Finance and Systems.

This organisation have a culture that is supportive, ambitious but also fast-paced.

The successful Director of Finance is likely to be a qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent) and have a very varied accounting background as this is running a complete finance function cradle to grave.

A culture of wanting to be hands-on and continually make things better resonates throughout this company.

There is great progression in this role for someone who likes taking on new areas and projects!

The Role

This role sits in their London head office so would suit someone who likes being in the office at least three days a week. This is based in Central London.

We need someone who likes managing a team and has a really varied background, someone who knows how to do the accounting, but can also add value around FP&A, business partnering and build a best-in-class finance function.

The successful Finance Director will be involved in the following:

  • Managing, develop and train the core finance team and core finance functions. This includes payables, receivables, banking, management accounts & FP&A.
  • Support the wider business with finance support and business partnering.
  • Be able to step into detail to cover your key reports when needed.
  • Prepare monthly board packs.
  • Manage the production of monthly management accounts, this includes divisional profit and loss accounts, league tables, capex, debtors, KPI reporting and P&L, balance sheet & cash forecasting.
  • Ensuring financial and commercial leadership with respect to delivering targets by proactively managing the revenue and cost, and by ensuring the profits and costs of the divisions are tightly controlled.
  • Assist in identifying and proposing cost savings by constantly reviewing suppliers, ensuring best value.
  • Monitor and ensure control of the business cash flow reporting requirements.
  • Maintaining close control of the balance sheets.
  • Reporting and accounting as per regulatory and legal requirements.
  • Keeping up to date in new UK GAAP accounting standards and all areas of compliance.
  • Dealing with all tax matters.
  • Overseeing the audit process with responsibility for the production of draft year end statutory accounts and audit files.
  • Maintain and recommend best practice financial procedures and controls in line with business growth.
  • Assist the CFO in the budgeting process in a way that promotes ownership by business area.
  • Responsible for all accounting of Group acquisitions and integrating future acquisitions into Group reporting.
  • Assist in the implementation of new software packages
  • As you will see this is a really varied and challenging role working for a very supporting and talented CFO.

Your Profile

We are looking for an innovative people person who wants to create a best in class finance function.

Being able to work in London three days a week is critical.

If you tick the following boxes then great!

  • Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA)
  • Strong experience leading a varied finance function.
  • Stable career to date that shows progression.
  • Ideally come from a business services background. (Legal, Sales, Recruitment, Estate Agency)
  • Come from a background of being able to work out sales commissions.
  • Coming from an mid-sixed company would help given the hands on nature.


£110,000 – £125,000 + 15% Bonus & Car Allowance.

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