Our client is a well regarded and well established consumer goods business with ambitious plans to achieve turnover in excess of £100 million and cement its reputation with the major multiples for a speed of response and flexibility unmatched by its competitors. To succeed the current Non Executive Finance Director we seek to appoint a highly commercial, ambitious and energetic finance professional to support the Chairman and Chief Executive and provide challenge and support across all areas of the businesses activities.
The successful candidate will be responsible for all matters financial both strategic and operational and will demonstrate the ability to represent the business both internally and externally. He/she will have a record of impacting positively on the operational and strategic performance of a business and developing a finance function to provide a sound platform for executive decision making. Strong IT skills, good modelling expertise and a desire to understand the business from a detailed level up are taken as read. The ability to bring finance to the heart of the business agenda and participate with the executive in every regard are qualities that the individual appointed will need to demonstrate.
Sector experience whilst helpful is not essential but would be advantageous as would a record of working successfully with the major multiples. A graduate qualified accountant with an excellent academic record, this is a role for a “Fast-track Finance Professional” capable of taking responsibility for all matters financial including the banks auditors and all advisors. Outstanding interpersonal skills, a personality to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment with short lines of communication and a desire to manage and be responsible for outcomes are necessary qualities to succeed. In short we seek an individual to be the Director responsible for finance in the team but like all of the Executive in this team to participate in all of the decision making and management of the business.