Finance Director, J53929


Are you looking for a Finance Director role in a growing SME business based in North Essex? If so, then this exciting new role might be for you.

I have been retained exclusively to recruit a Finance Director for a growing, privately owned business in North Essex. This role will work alongside the board and senior leadership team and has arisen due to consistent growth over the last few years. The current owner is looking to build a high quality management team that will drive growth and profitability.

The newly created position of Finance Director has three clear purposes:
1. To ensure the business is run in a compliant way and that the finance function has strong controls and processes
2. Provide sound financial advice and guidance to the Managing Director, Chairman and Commercial Director
3. Improve performance, profitability and support the business in its growth plans

Key Responsibilities

• Provide detailed monthly management accounts with all relevant KPI's and analysis
• Creation of annual budget, monthly forecasting and communicating results with all relevant managers / directors / senior stakeholders
• Cash flow reporting and cash management
• Preparation of annual statutory returns to include HMRC returns
• Manage all Tax, VAT and Excise Duty issues and compliance
• To be fully compliant with all legal accounting regulations and deadlines
• Manage the annual audit process
• Manage key relationships such as Bank and Auditors
• Various ad-hoc reporting as required by the business
• Provide stewardship' to the Managing Director to ensure business decisions are justified financially

Skills, Knowledge, Experience

• Qualified Accountant - CIMA/ACCA/ACA
• Previous experience working within an SME environment and in a number one finance role
• Strong commercial awareness and ability to add value
• Highly Computer literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Advanced Excel
• Strong communication skills, both verbal and written at all levels
• Organisation skills - able to prioritise and plan own
• Strong financial modelling, budgeting and forecasting skills. Ability to present variances and improve performance


• Able to work on own initiative and foresee and mitigate potential problems
• Energetic, proactive, commercial and have a positive mind-set
• Adaptable to change and inspire others
• Able to work under pressure and to do what it takes to meet deadlines
• High attention to detail whilst still recognising the Big Picture
• Ability to constructively challenge the Status Quo