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Finance Director

  • Location: Chester
  • Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Pension, bonus, equity
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 23 days ago

  • Sector: Finance, Executive Finance
  • Contact: Leeds Qualified
  • Contact Email:
  • Expiry Date: 31 October 2021
  • Job Ref: MIB37117_1633097808
Our client is a PE backed, manufacturing START UP based in the Chester area. To support the establishment of the business they are looking to recruit a Finance Director to join the board and deliver effective financial control, on time and accurate reporting and detailed management information to support the strategic direction of the business. This is a start up opportunity so there is a requirement to build all aspects of the finance function from the ground up, building a team whilst also being very hands on.

The role will be hands on, providing accurate and effective financial control across the business with key responsibilities including but not being limited to:
Ensuring smooth running of finances for the business
Production of monthly management accounts and MI as required for both the business and external investors
Liaison with the external investors
Development of the finance team
Assist the executive team to achieve their goals and objectives by accurate financial insight and analysis
Assist directors in preparing and achieving overall company growth strategy (including forecast company cash flows, budgets and forecasting)
Treasury management including cash flow and forecasting
Development / replacement of the financial reporting system

The successful candidate will need to be:
*A qualified Accountant with experience in both practice and industry.
*Be able to demonstrate strong progression in their career to date
*The ability to lead, manage and develop a finance team ensuring continuous professional development, driving improvements and standards.
*Experience working in a private equity / VC backed business
*Manufacturing experience
*Cash flow, working capital, operational cash ratio experience
*Any experience in a fast paced, rapidly expanding business, setting up processes and systems is highly advantageous.
*Have a strong commercial instinct, capable of supporting the business on commercial decisions including investment appraisals and acquisitions.

The position will suit someone looking for an exceptional hands on senior finance opportunity in a rapidly expanding SME. The position is hands on but is also part of the senior team offering strategic influence and commercial direction.

Sharp Consultancy is a finance and accountancy recruitment specialist assisting accounting and finance divisions of businesses in the Yorkshire and Derbyshire area. With over 25 years' experience we pride ourselves on sourcing excellent finance professionals across all divisions of an accounts function, from finance administrators through to senior Finance Director appointments. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy jobs or accountancy recruitment; finance jobs or finance recruitment.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction. To apply please send your CV to the e-mail address stated, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within seven days please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful.