Finance Director

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Our client is a privately owned SME business operating within the Manufacturing / Engineering Industry and ideally located in Exhall close to Jct 3 of M6 and therefore easily accessible from both East and West Midlands.

As part of the companies continued expansion within both UK and US Markets, FRS have been enlisted to assist with the recruitment of a experience & qualified finance director to join the business.

Working closely with the Managing Director / Board, this position is the No 1 in finance for businesses working across UK and US taking ownership of the Management of the Group’s finances including treasury, audit, corporation tax, VAT, legal and HR matters

The successful candidate will form part of the Management Team in a progressive, profitable and fast-moving environment with the focus to drive tangible benefits to the business performance. Covering a diverse role including M&A, FP&A, Costing and Pricing, Working Capital and Cash Flow management.

Key responsibilities include:
• Production of monthly management accounts including profit and loss, balance sheet, cash flows, budgets and variance analysis while coordinating the preparation of statutory accounts and audits;
• Group reporting of monthly management information to the Board;
• Implementation and enforcement of robust internal controls to deliver reliable, timely management data and accurate accounting records;
• Head of the annual budgeting process, financial modelling and development of the five year strategic plan;
• Working capital management including preparing a 13-week rolling cash flow forecast;
• Managing and coaching a finance team of 4 (finance manager, sales and purchase ledger administrators);
• Develop and maintain detailed costing and pricing models for all key services;
• HR and Payroll;
• Management of the Company’s property leases and insurance policies;
• Responsible for the Group’s finance operations in UK and US
• Mergers and acquisition

The ideal candidate will be ACA / ACCA / CIMA Qualified with at least 5 years PQE and a proven history of operating in a finance leadership position. (Financial Controller / Head of Finance / Finance Director

Experience gained within a SME business £5-£40m Turnover is desirable along with previous experience gained within Manufacturing / Engineering

Other keys skills

– Have a working knowledge of forecasting, management reporting, cash management and banking / funder relationships
– Strong Finance and reporting technical knowledge
– Expert knowledge of ExceI with good wider general knowledge of accounting / ERP systems
– Passion, energy, drive.
– Able to challenge established practices constructively and bring solutions
– Confident decision maker, capable of ‘all level’ communications, Board and shareholder reporting.
– A team player with the ability to gain credibility Management Team / Board
– Decision making capabilities
– Commercial acumen, the successful candidate will be negotiating directly with both customers and suppliers and would be able to identify and exploit opportunities to increase both profitability and turnover and above all possess a “can do“ attitude.

This role promises to be both challenging and progressive with excellent opportunity to influence and grow this well established and already profitable business.
A basic salary of up to £95,000 Car or Allowance and Bonus can be offered coupled