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Finance Director

  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: Up to £100000 per annum + Equity and Bonus
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 19 days ago

  • Sector: Finance, Executive Finance
  • Contact: Leeds Qualified
  • Contact Email: leeds_qualified@sharpconsultancy.com
  • Expiry Date: 03 February 2022
  • Job Ref: MIB37243_1641294807

Our client is a well-established, PE backed, manufacturing SME based in West Yorkshire. The business has had one or two challenges in the last couple of years, mainly due to the pandemic, however they are now working on an ambitious turnaround plan. They are looking to recruit a high calibre Finance Director to join the board and deliver effective financial control, on time and accurate reporting, and detailed management information to support this.

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.
 Production of Statutory accounts and liaison with company auditors on all account and tax matters.
 Management 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.
* Proven turnaround experience.
* Demonstrate a strong technical competency in financial accounting and reporting, whilst also being able to produce highly accurate and insightful monthly management accounts.
* 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 transformational SME. The position is not only hands-on but also part of the senior team offering strategic influence and commercial direction. There is an LTIP for the right applicant.



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 www.sharpconsultancy.com 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.