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Finance Director

  • Location: Hitchin, Hertfordshire
  • Sector: Finance
  • Salary: £90000 - £125000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 12/02/2018
  • Job reference: DSFD02
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My client is a fast moving goods company that has just taken on an investment. they are currently looking for a Finance Director to shape the future of finance function as it moves into its next stage of growth. Put in place solid processes and practices and drive the transformation of this function ensuring finance as a function can report in real time and drive informed decision-making, using data analytics.

Below are a few responsibilities the Finance Director will be expected to perform:

  • Ultimate responsibility for financial control & reporting on a day to day basis.
  • Work with Senior Management to grow the business, formulating strategies.
  • Manage, lead and Develop a Finance and IT team of 3 staff members
  • Lead and manage the budgeting process
  • Overall cash management on an ongoing basis with recommendations for fundamentally change to the current approach
  • Analysing SKUs to ascertain margin by product/by customer performance and making recommendations to improve Gross Margins.

The ideal profiles will have the following qualities and experience.

  • Fully qualified with all levels of experience
  • Excellent commercial and business experience
  • Exceptional communication skills at all levels
  • Strong IT skills, always ahead of new technologies
  • Ability to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision making
  • A good team player.
  • Excellent skills in data analysis and presentation.
  • Very process orientated.
  • Strong experience of working in an import business with supply lines from Asia and the working capital demands this requires
  • Strong experience of working in a multi-currency environment and having undertaken hedging strategies
  • Strong experience of working with a Board and securing aligned and agreed positions for future development.

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