“Controlling Growth, Optimising Opportunity & Maximising Returns”
Our client, Wyatt Homes Limited (www.wyatthomes.co.uk) is a long-established traditional building company, whose main focus is to design and build properties of superior quality. Their luxury apartments and houses are built in a range of styles and designs, without compromising on materials or attention to detail. Over the years this has successfully been achieved and they have won a number of awards for their luxury Dorset developments and a reputation for creating a unique product. Their future commitment is to continue to build a unique product which reflects their passion for perfection, combining the very best in architecture and high specification interiors – they are seeking an incisive Commercial Finance Director who will be instrumental in enabling the company to achieve its strategic goals.
Reporting to the MD, the role is to build a “fit for growth” finance function across the disparate range of business activities without diluting flair. The remit is to develop a cohesive MI and financial reporting function at the hub that gives timely, accurate and commercially meaningful support to the businesses’ leadership, whilst controlling cash, costs, pricing and margin etc. (and critically optimising the working capital/capex and funding needs of the group). The requirement is to be the MD’s foil, to support his decision-making with critical analysis, to liaise with advisers and bankers, to evaluate and enumerate business plans as well as major contract opportunities etc. You will be an integral part of the strategic planning and decision making processes surrounding investment and business expansion decisions. The responsibility is to maximise returns, de-risk the group from a financial stability/commercial trading perspective without stifling opportunity.
Technical capability is a given - commercial acumen is the key. It is likely that you are a proven SME Finance Director and exposure to the house building, construction or related sectors would be advantageous but not essential. You understand the Owner-Managed Business dynamics, love “the thrill of the commercial chase”, but in a controlled enterprising way. You set, but can re-prioritise, a disciplined financial agenda ie. you ensure that the annual budget is owned by the Directors and performance monitor the outputs to measure and control the results. You understand the “time-value” of money, cash, capital profit/margin, yield and return. You are not precious about computer systems, but are about the accuracy and meaningfulness that comes from them. You are proactive and incisive.
Please contact Tom O’Neill with a full CV, quoting ref 4519/INT.