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Finance Director - West Yorkshire

Job reference: 
10880
Location: 
West Yorkshire
Sector: 
High Growth Business
Employment type: 
Permanent
Salary and benefits: 
£120,000 plus benefits including potential equity
Job description: 

Our client has a turnover in excess of £30 million and operates with two brands from 21 outlets across the UK. Entrepreneurially and energetically run it has maintained an impressive level of profit at an operating level despite the challenges of consumer trends and market conditions. It now seeks to appoint a high calibre, commercially robust and independently minded Interim Finance Director whilst it conducts a search to ensure the right recruitment solution.

The successful candidate will be a well-rounded, energetic and commercial finance professional who will be passionate and positive and with a record of “turn - round“ / profit improvement. He / she will be an excellent communicator, be able to explain the financial reality of profit and loss to the operational teams and have the strength and robustness to challenge across all areas of the business and at all levels including with the founding entrepreneurs. The individual to be appointed will be independently minded, have a desire to be involved in all areas of the business and ensure finance is at the heart of the business agenda.

The Finance Director who joins the business will be comfortable and with a record of success in an entrepreneurial environment with high energy, lots of ideas and with short lines of communication and speedy decision making. He / she will underpin the founders and Managing Director and quickly build quality relationships with the operational teams. The successful candidate will ideally have experience of private equity, will be proven and comfortable with auditors, shareholders and advisors and most importantly thrive in a fast-paced customer-driven environment in which he / she can be truly engaged.