Salary: £six figure salary + Exec level bens
Location: North London
Ref Number: ESAZ-36826
Parkinson Lee Executive Search are retained partners to a North London based organisation within the construction industry who are looking to appoint a Finance Director to work closely with the ELT through a period of transformational change and rapid growth.
This role will have full leadership responsibility for the finance function that supports the core business and its entities (£120m t/o) as they aim to grow to £150M t/o over the coming 12 months.
Acting as a key sounding board to both the MD & Commercial Director and providing timely reporting and MI to the wider senior leadership team, your responsibilities will include budgeting, forecasting, cashflow management, accounting process, financial reporting, tax and managing the key relationship with external parties such as auditors and banks.
Key responsibilities will include:
•Developing effective relationships with other Departments and the Board of Directors including Joint Venture Companies
•Completing the monthly financial statements and accounts, including month end and year end consolidated reports, balance sheet reconciliation, fixed asset maintenance for the company, Subsidiaries and Joint Ventures
•Prepare and present financial information papers for the Senior Management Team
•Provide business and commercial financial analysis on acquisition opportunities
•Supporting the preparation of weekly cashflow forecasts
•Supporting the preparation and updating of monthly commercial/ financial budgeting/ forecasting
•Supporting the preparation of the quarterly reforecasting of the commercial/ financial budgets
•Supporting the preparation of the annual group budget
•Supporting the recording of Bid Pipeline/ Secured sales and reporting monthly movements
•Reporting to stakeholders including commentary on material variances and Opportunities/ Threats alongside Key Performance Indicators
•Identify trends early (negative and positive), with the production of meaningful financial Key Performance Indicators/ Ratios
•Developing means to increase profitability and optimise operational costs
•Internal audit of all financial matters pertaining to the business to ensure not only compliance, but also best practice is observed; ensuring as a minimum compliance with Group Minimum Requirements (GMR’s)
•Year End Audit pack and Statutory Accounts preparation, including liaising with External Auditors
•Corporation Tax computation and liaising with External Tax Advisors
Parkinson Lee Executive Search are looking for individuals with the following experience:
•A proven track record post qualification of working in a senior finance position, ideally within the construction or associated sectors
•Meticulous accounting skills and knowledge of procedures
•Positive and constructive outlook, with powerful analytical thinking and problem-solving skills; being able to work effectively under time pressure with a hands-on approach
•Experience within a fast-growing SME would be highly advantageous, coupled with a strong desire to be part of the business
•High level of integrity, being trustworthy and respectful of confidential information
•Show successful leadership skills, being a natural communicator who can influence and negotiate with finance and non-finance at all levels
•Highly proactive approach
•Strengths in information technology skills, particularly accounting packages, and systems (Microsoft Navision understanding preferable)
•Experience of Joint Venture and Subsidiary accounting practices (preferable)
As the Finance Director you will be a true financial business partner to the ELT that will progress towards a senior leadership role within the group, therefore, this would be an ideal opportunity for an ambitious Financial Controller with a proven track record of delivery and growth within a larger or similar sized business or an experienced Finance Director from within the industry who is looking for their next challenge and a route towards and ELT opportunity within an established enterprise.
Along with a competitive six-figure salary and benefits package, you will also have an opportunity to earn annual bonus.
If you would be open to having a private and confidential conversation regarding this opportunity, please e-mail your CV or call me directly on 07935 502 755.