Finance and Commercial Director

  • Location

    Chesterfield, Derbyshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £60000 - £80000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Kayley Haythornthwaite

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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Our client is a highly successful, specialist contractor with a national presence. This business has recently been acquired by a reputable group and who has ambitious plans to significantly grow the company over the next five years through both organic growth and acquisition.

An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, proactive and commercially astute Finance and Commercial Director to join their senior leadership team to take on a key role in the business achieving their goals. This is a great opportunity to join a growing business with fantastic values and working culture. The successful candidate will join a highly credible, driven leadership team, as they embark on their next steps in growing the business. This is a truly exceptional company to work for where employee contributions to the success of the business are recognised and rewarded.

The role:

*Line management responsibility for both the finance and commercial departments
*Contribute fully to the development of company strategy across all areas of the business, providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers
*Provide leadership to the Board's finance strategy to optimise the company's financial performance and strategic positioning
*Ensure that company's financial systems, policies and procedures are robust, legally compliant and fit for purpose
*Report to the board and the group on the financial performance of the company including forecasting and identification of developing risks
*Lead the preparation of monthly management and annual statutory accounts
*Lead on production of weekly forecasting procedures
*Lead on the development of the annual budget and other financial planning as required
*Produce financial forecasts, including identification and quantification of key risks and opportunities
*Lead reporting on relevant performance measurements across the business at an appropriate level
*Ensure careful cash management to maximise cash flow
*Develop and oversee financial control procedures including signing limits and adherence to them, approval of significant cash transactions and audit procedures
*Preparation of relevant statutory returns and tax payments (VAT, PAYE).
Suitable applicants;

*This position would suit a proven Financial Controller who is ready to take the next step up in their career to a board level role.
*You will be qualified CIMA (or equivalent qualification ACCA or ACA with appropriate experience) with 5 years PQE.
*You will be an experienced management accountant with a strong analytical and business partnering background.
*You will have experience working ideally in a dual finance and commercial role within construction / contracting.
*You will have excellent people skills in the way of managing people but also in communicating a senior level with non-finance at a divisional and group level.
*Extremely strong excel skills required, ideally with proven experience with SQL linked data sources/Power BI or similar.
*Proven experience in developing reporting systems (excel based fine) and ideally in accounting system implementation.

For more information please contact Kayley Haythornthwaite

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.

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