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Finance Director, Blackburn, Lancashire

North West

Full-Time (permanent)

£75 - £85k + benefits

FD Recruit have another Finance Director Job Vacancy for a Blackburn based client – handled by our North West Team.

Our client is a £40m division of an international manufacturer who is looking for an experienced finance director to head up their UK finance & IT functions. The role closely supports the UK Managing Director and is at the front line in all communications with the UK trading entities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating the Finance teams in the subsidiaries.
  • Overseeing all aspects of monthly management reporting.
  • Meeting financial reporting deadlines.
  • Preparation and timely submission of Annual Budgets / Forecasts and annual strategic / profit plans.
  • UK Statutory and GAAP reporting.
  • Submission of annual statutory UK GAAP accounts for 3 trading companies, 2 holding companies and dormant companies.
  • Overall responsibility for I.T
  • Cash and Treasury management.
  • Provision of all necessary documents / reports in a timely manner to external bodies; auditors, tax advisors, enabling them to conduct their work to meet statutory annual requirements.
  • Negotiation and management of utility contracts.
  • Carry out all Sarbanes Oxley Testing within required timescales.
  • Continuous development of the finance team.
  • Further encourage the involvement of finance in the development of cross-functionality and cross-business synergies.
  • Statutory submissions; VAT, PAYE, Pensions, insurance, etc.
  • Insurance/Risk management.
  • Ensure all payrolls are operated and paid timely and successfully.
  • Monthly management reporting and presentation, advising of monthly and financial performance.
  • Support the UK Managing Director in the preparation of the monthly report and monthly reviews with the Group.
  • Property leases and liaison with landlords.
  • SOX Compliance.
  • Liaison with Auditors, Legal Advisor and Bankers.
  • UK Company Secretarial compliance.

Our client is looking for a technically strong finance director with exceptional IT skills who has the tenacity and passion to make a difference in a competitive commercial environment. Manufacturing experience is essential and experience of US reporting would be a distinct advantage. This opportunity presents a diverse and varied position in a well established UK manufacturing organisation.

To see further information about Finance Director Recruitment please see the Full-Time Finance Director Services section of our website.


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