ABOUT OUR CLIENT
Our client is a high growth, award-winning talent solutions provider in the West Midlands, operating across the UK and international markets, and with one of the strongest employer brands in the UK recruitment market. The company will continue to expand and the appetite to invest will provide the opportunity to accelerate their growth, both organically and with potential acquisitions. Despite their significant growth, their key values have remained the same. They look for people who can deliver and are motivated to make a difference, in an environment where they feel valued and are genuinely making a positive impact on people. There is enormous potential with this FD appointment, joining a growing, debt free, cash rich business, with a strong entrepreneurial approach at the core and the opportunity to affect real change and to contribute to the direction of the company.
As the Finance Director located at their head office in the West Midlands, you will play a pivotal role within the Senior Leadership team, working alongside the Exec and Operating Boards, the Finance Director will not only be an exceptional accountant and hands-on with the company finances but will also be commercially aware, advising on the best path of growth for the business.
The role of the Finance Director is to lead on all financial and commercial aspects of the business. You will be expected to analyse figures and implement recommendations based on these findings to drive the company’s financial strategy and guiding the company towards incremental growth and long-term success. The role is responsible for assessing the financial performance of the company as well as possible risks and investments.
The Finance Director will lead the finance team through weekly, monthly, and annual reporting, including the annual budget, strategic planning, and audit process, and will champion the model of best and lean practice within back and front office.
The Finance Director is an experienced, reliable professional with a broad knowledge of all accounting, financial, commercial, and business principals. You will be a strategic thinker and an effective leader, who can recommend changes that will improve the company’s financial performance.
For this high-profile Finance Director opportunity in the West Midlands, you must be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with significant post-qualified experience. Ideally you will have trained in the profession and now with several years industry experience, including excellent team leadership experience and covering credit control & billing
Must have experience of working at an FD level and being part of an operating board. Leading the finance function in a growing SME is highly desirable and you must have had end to end operational finance responsibility, including invoice discounting and managing all banking relationships
Prior experience in the Recruitment industry is preferable, or as a minimum must have worked in a sales driven environment, preferably with multiple sales channels
A track record of supporting a business through growth and with a good balance of strategic vision and a hands-on operating style. Prior experience of international expansion is highly desirable, as well as working for owner managers
You must be comfortable leading change and capable of influencing at all levels and be able to build strong relationships based on integrity, trust, and respected financial judgement
Ability to operate in a fast-paced, growing environment and meet deadlines, whilst still promoting a culture of continuous improvement and a focus on excellence
An understanding of what a best-in-class finance function looks like. Back-office process improvement/ transformation is highly desirable
Must possess excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, with the confidence to express opinions clearly, and the ability to present financial matters in a concise and meaningful way to drive performance
Demonstrated financial acumen and analytical capabilities with ability to model new growth scenarios to help the Board make sound financial decisions
Our client is an equal opportunity employer. They have a unifying quest for an authentically inclusive work environment and operate with a values-driven, open culture
WHAT IS ON OFFER
Six figure basic salary, Car Allowance, Bonus and Excellent Benefits
We are committed to encouraging and celebrating applicants from different backgrounds, whatever their gender, ethnicity, race, religion, education, socioeconomic background, disability or sexual orientation to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.