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Finance Director, Gloucestershire

South West

Full-Time (permanent)

£60-80K + benefits

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

A truly exciting opportunity has arisen for either a tenured Finance Director, or a Financial Controller looking for a step up into their first number one role, within a business that has experienced considerable growth over the past 3 years, and are continuing in the ascendancy.

They are a young and trendy, private equity backed, Gloucester based, market leading manufacturer and retailer of high end sporting equipment that require a hands-on senior finance professional to provide finance, accounting and commercial support across the organisation during a continued period of growth. Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate will lead a small Finance team, with the responsibility of ensuring the smooth running of the finance function during this crucial time.

Key duties will encompass:

  • Production of timely, accurate and meaningful financial reports and analysis to senior management and global head office
  • Oversee all daily, weekly and monthly transactional requirements
  • Leading and developing an efficient finance team and working closely with all front, back and operational personnel
  • Ownership of budgeting, forecasting and cash flow analysis. Strong commercial acumen, margin analysis and management
  • Confident relationship builder, happy presenting internally & externally, likes autonomy and accountability, and has experience of International Business.
  • Provide commercial support to regional directors. Negotiation and supplier management skills required.
  • Supporting and challenging budget owners to meet targets and deliver budgets
  • Attend management meetings and present meaningful financial analysis and guidance / assistance where relevant to senior management
  • Controlling / maximising working capital, experience of FX and overseas VAT legislation an advantage
  • Close contact with financial institutions

About you:

  • Qualified Accountant ACA / ACCA / CIMA, ideally with at least 3 years post qualified experience, preferably in a sector or similar size business.
  • A goal orientated, motivated finance professional with a desire for people management
  • Previous experience of working in a Private Equity backed business is desirable
  • Will take ownership not only of their role and areas of responsibility, but will feel passion and pride in the success of the business overall
  • Professional, assured, with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Some overseas travel will be required
  • Works well under pressure in fast paced environment
  • Strong technical, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Sound experience in IT systems and highly process driven
  • Sell side experience desirable

This is a great opportunity to make a significant, long term impact in a rapidly growing company with the potential for significant personal and professional growth for the right candidate.

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



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