Group Finance Director

Company: CV-Library
Job type: Full-time
90,000 - 100,000 GBP/Year


We are partnering with a highly successful SME client who operate within the engineering sector and are widely regarded as market leaders within their field of expertise. They now seek to appoint a suitably qualified Group Finance Director who will manage the groups finance function, creating a strong controls environment and producing quality insight. The successful candidate will play a critical role in working alongside the CEO to shape the future direction and growth of this dynamic business.

We are keen to speak with individuals who demonstrate solid experience in the development of an expanding, privately owned business along with sound understanding of geographic expansion in the UK and Europe. M & A experience is also a prerequisite of the role.


The Group Finance Director will report into CEO in a highly visible role incorporating the day to day management of the company and the creation and execution of the group strategic business plan.

You will have full P&L and balance sheet responsibility and play a key role in the provision of financial direction and support for all business operations.
You will be responsible for optimising cash and financing, providing a cost effective and supportive financing strategy.
You will be expected to take a lead in challenging performance whilst pro-actively assisting the CEO and senior leadership team to drive overall business performance.
You will support the achievement of operational and commercial objectives which contribute to the overall and long-term profitability of the group.
Providing financial and operational data to support decision making.
You will offer sound financial and commercial management, including budgeting, forecasting and cash flow forecasting in addition to full responsibility for overall financial control.
You will be responsible for leading a small finance team and will be highly regarded as a key member of senior leadership team.
You will be pivotal in working with the board to develop and execute the growth strategy in the UK & Europe


A qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with significant experience as an FD at board level
Proven record of driving growth and geographical expansion in the UK and Europe
Experience of managing investment within an expanding, privately owned business (turnover circa. £13M or similar)
Excellent knowledge and experience of merger and acquisitions process and pitfalls (estimated deal values £1M - £20M)
Excellent knowledge and experience with external financing and how to secure this
Strong commercial awareness and technical ability to successfully lead the commercial business agenda
Experience in formulating and executing business strategy combined with a hands-on approach
Excellent organisational, analytical and interpersonal skills
SAP experience and developing process would be ideal

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