Finance Director, J54537


Pure Executive have been retained exclusively to recruit a high calibre Finance Director based in Thurrock, Essex. Our client, a privately owned business, have won customer contracts that mean they are entering a period of rapid growth and are now looking to strengthen their management team by appointing a Board level Finance Director.

The 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 Executive Chairman and the senior management team
3. Think strategically, help improve performance and profitability and ensure key stakeholders understand key financial information

Key responsibilities:-
• Oversee and review the production of monthly management accounts and other financial statements
• Create and deliver a detailed monthly board pack with relevant commentary
• Develop, interpret and present business performance KPI’s to key insurance partners to manage contract compliance
• Attend and add value to regular board meetings
• Interpret a range of MI and data to ensure all stakeholders understand key information
• Take ownership of the Group’s financial strategy
• Mentor, train and develop the MD and Head of Finance to build succession at a Board Level.
• Manage key relationships with the bank, auditors and other key service providers
• Lead and deliver the annual audit process
• Monitor cash flow and other financial transactions, signing off large expenditure requirements
• Integrate a new financial system across the business (likely to be Microsoft Dynamics) that will require full project management
• Update and implement financial policies and procedures whilst ensuring the company’s financial data is protected at all times
• Oversee / prepare annual statutory returns to include HMRC returns and data for tax pack

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:-
• ACA Qualified Accountant (ideally top ten trained)
• Detailed experience of P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow management
• Ability to demonstrate strategic and commercial focus in previous roles
• Experience within a privately owned, growing business would be beneficial
• Ability to analyse data, interpret & relay information
• Results driven with a hands on creative outside the box approach applied
• Excellent presentational skills and become fully conversant in the company’s operating model to allow focused conversations with external customers and stakeholders

For a confidential conversation please contact Andy Dowsett at Pure Executive in Chelmsford, Essex.