Group Finance Director

Head 4 Talent
Cardiff (Caerdydd)
From £85,000 to £100,000 per annum
17 Jun 2017
28 Jul 2017
Our Client is a privately owned global leader in its specialist field. Head-quartered in South Wales it has two manufacturing operations with subsidiaries and distributors throughout the world. It is continually seeking further growth opportunities both by organic development and through strategic acquisition. They are looking for an exceptional candidate to fulfil this position, ideally a highly, experienced Finance Director who can demonstrate experience and success of working in fast growth, dynamic and acquisitive international businesses with a sound track record of both mergers and acquisitions experience. We believe that this represents an excellent opportunity for a highly capable, ambitious and experienced Senior Finance Professional to join an extremely well-established, privately owned and ambitious Company, which has a consistent record over 28 years of growth, success, reputation for excellence in service and quality, sound values, innovation and great people. The business is continuing to develop and build on its current position to further develop growth and profitability. This role presents an opportunity to assume a broad remit in an expanding company to incorporate Corporate Development work including mergers/acquisitions, Group consolidation, tax planning, treasury and foreign exchange management in an ambitious and forward thinking business. Role summary Direct responsibility for Group Finance. Working alongside the MD & Chairman, the Finance Director will not only be an exceptional accountant and hands-on with company finances but will also be commercially aware, advising on the best path of growth for the business, with an expertise in acquisition and business transfer processes. The Finance Director will have overall control and responsibility for all financial aspects of company strategy and is expected to analyse figures and implement recommendations based on these findings, with the most profitable outcomes, for the Group. Often managing and leading a team through difficult periods including month end, year-end and annual budgeting, the Finance Director would have excellent communication skills with all levels of staff, sometimes working with various departments to help them plan and manage their budgets. In periods of change, growth and global business development an effective Finance Director will co-ordinate corporate finance and manage company policies regarding capital requirements, debt, taxation, equity and acquisitions as appropriate. The Company's focus on acquisition globally, over the next 5 years and more, will require the Finance Director to travel frequently for up to 2 weeks at a time, wherever business takes them around the globe, as required. Main Duties Form a close working relationship with Company Chairman, Managing Director and other senior executives and non-executives, providing leadership to the Board's Finance and Accounting strategy, to optimise the company's financial performance and strategic position globally. Take overall control of the Company's accounting function. Contribute fully to the development of company strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers. Ensure that company financial systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth. Lead and Develop Finance Teams. Work with senior teams to grow the business, formulating plans and strategies throughout the Global business sites, targets and business drivers. Ensure corporate budgeting processes are carried out and reviewed. Take ultimate responsibility for the company cash management policies. Present annual accounts to the Board. Ensure that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met. Corporate finance: manage company policies regarding capital requirements, debt, taxation, equity, disposals and acquisitions, as appropriate. Establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with external parties including customers and advisers. Insurances and Risk Management. Skills, Qualification and Competencies Qualified member of an accountancy body or holder of an equivalent qualification: e.g. ACA, ACCA or CIMA. Broad Finance experience gained in small to medium large, multi-site, environment. Highly experienced in managing acquisitions & mergers. Strong leadership capability. Operated at a Senior Leadership level previously. Experience of Board level interface. High integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance. Experience of leading and developing a team. Collaborative & pragmatic leadership style. Being able to handle high levels of pressure and have critical decision-making skills. Meet the requirements for a commercially astute, articulate, technically strong, dynamic, insightful and influential leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels. Strong IT skills - always being ahead of new technologies. Energetic, highly motivated, with an enquiring mind and passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of business growth and success. This job was originally posted as