Finance Director, J45450


Finance Director
Ipswich – with flexible hours/4 day week and some home-working on offer
£55,000 - £71,500 base salary (Available on 4 days) + attractive pension and holiday allowance on offer

Exciting opportunity for a Finance Director to join a start-up company providing a wide range of essential community services to a portfolio of clients including the public, councils, other organisations and businesses. This is an innovative, profit making business offering a great opportunity to be involved in defining business plans, financial strategy and culture from an early stage. Having recently appointed a Managing Director and now other key members of the team, this pivotal financial leadership role will sit on the Board to drive the operational finance and business strategy forward.

This is an hands on role initially, to include setting up processes and procedures, contracts and financial systems before it quickly evolves into a more strategically focused role.

Responsibilities will include:
* Working closely with the Managing Director, Company Directors and the shareholder representatives to develop and implement a financial strategy
* Provide in-depth financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers
* Optimise the financial performance and strategic position of the company
* Assume overall control of the company's accounting function
* Ensure the financial systems are robust, compliant, supporting current activities and future growth
* Ensure regulatory and audit requirements are met
* Develop and manage company policies regarding capital requirements, debt, taxation, equity, disposals and acquisitions
* Contribute fully to the development of company strategy, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate

The successful candidate will be a professionally qualified accountant, having worked in a management role, with experience from working within complex commercial businesses (property, transport, facilities management would be beneficial). You will be confident and effective at managing a broad range of stakeholders both internally and externally, and be a hands-on, supportive manager. An understanding of local government finance in addition to commercial accounting experience would be an advantage.

Please contact Lucy Plumb or Jodie Woodrow with your CV asap.