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Finance Director

  • Location: Chesterfield
  • Salary: Competitive base salary plus benefits Inc car, pension and bonus
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 22 days ago

  • Sector: Qualified Finance
  • Contact: Aaron Pepperday
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01142611700
  • Expiry Date: 09 February 2023
  • Job Ref: AP38142PAEOB

​Sharp Consultancy are excited to be partnering with Caldic UK.

Caldic touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people every day. They inspire innovative and sustainable solutions in life science and specialty chemicals for the food, pharma, personal care and industrial markets of the world.

Product portfolio includes innovative food ingredients, natural products and functional solutions for a variety of life sciences and industrial end-market segments. With a leading presence in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, Caldic employs around 2,750 employees across 32 countries. The business generates sales of almost € 2 billion in 2022.

Apart from their culture in which respect, integrity and transparency are core ground rules to the way of working, Caldic cares for their employees and recognises their performance, to feel well-embedded within the organisation.

The Caldic Group is home to those who dare - an employer that offers its employees the space to develop and thereby actively shape growth.

Caldic Group fosters a culture that empowers its employees to work together to create and achieve great things, to break new ground and to challenge the industry.

Caldic strives to be the trusted partner at the side of its customers. Caldic is an equal opportunity employer. All are welcome at Caldic, the company lives and promotes diversity and inclusion.

The Role

As the UK Finance Director you will report directly into the Regional CFO based in The Netherlands and work closely with the UK MD and is part of the local management team. You must be a hands-on finance leader able to handle all areas of finance including transactional, senior reporting and stakeholder management

Acting as the lead business partner, you will provide leadership across the finance team and enable better performance via process improvements and developments, taking full ownership of the budget whilst monitoring the performance of the P&L with analysis and commentary across senior stakeholders.

You will be able to manage and control; cashflows, controls, the audit process, and develop key performance indicators to highlight business performance in close collaboration with regional and global finance.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Leadership of the Finance and Accounting function in order to optimise the company’s financial performance and strategic position.

  • Maintain and develop a close working relationship with the Managing Director and other senior managers of the company.

  • Management of the budgeting process, monitoring, controlling and reporting on the financial position by managing the finance function, ensuring a correct handling of key areas including tax issues and tax planning and the management of legal affairs.

  • Initiation and implementation of projects to optimise processes and thus increase efficiency. Including the preparation and analysis, with commentary around monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements with responsibility for preparing regular reporting and analysis.

  • Monitor and fully control the financial and liquidity position of the company.

  • Creation and analysis of key performance indicators (KPIs), with tracking and plausibility checks, with wider preparation of planning and customer/project performance calculations, etc.

  • Actively manage the internal control of the cash flow and overall control of income and expenditure by establishing and strengthening your professional relationship with the financiers of the group.

  • Understanding and delivering the information needs of all internal and external stakeholders of the group to enable them, through the provision of accurate and up to date information, to guide, improve and perform their tasks.

  • Recognise, initiate and monitor all risk management activities needed.

  • Direct operational role in finance and administration, in other cases, a signaling, monitoring and controlling role.

  • Leading the IT developments and improvements of the company.

  • Business integration of new acquisitions.

  • Systems integration and process implementation.

The Individual:

You will be an excellent communicator and have the necessary drive to take on board a widening role within a growing market leader.

All applicants must be qualified, and it is vital you can show a strong level of leadership with clear successes at a leadership level in a previous role.

Any previous experience of manufacturing production or wholesale/distribution with operational exposure in business would be highly advantageous but not necessarily essential.

If you are interested in the above vacancy, or alternatively are only tentatively looking please do not hesitate to contact me completely confidentially in the first instance.

​Sharp Consultancy is a finance and accountancy recruitment specialist assisting accounting and finance divisions of businesses in the Yorkshire and Derbyshire area. With over 30 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.