Finance Director

  • £75000 - £110000 per annum
  • Dorset
  • Posted: 22/05/2024
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: 387148567

Job Details

Sheridan Maine is working exclusively with an award-winning company based along the beautiful South Coast, who are keen to secure a motivated and versatile Finance Director to join their Senior Leadership Team.
As Finance Director, we are looking for someone who will be involved in the day-to day running of the business as well as the strategic decision-making, with a high level of attention to detail and someone who thrives in a hands-on and varied role.
This position will offer the successful candidate a key opportunity to be a senior member of an experienced and passionate management team within this successful and long-standing business.   The role will report to the Chief Executive, as a Director on the Board, Company Secretary and a senior member of the management team. The candidate will have a valued voice around the table and be expected to offer constructive support and challenge to the team, having responsibility for a high standard of professionalism across the business and driving positive change.
Key areas of responsibility for the Finance Director:

  • Supporting the Board of Directors whilst overseeing financial budgets, forecasts, and cash flow.
  • Proactively manage the Company Finances, controlling the day-to-day operation of Head Office, whilst taking a hands-on approach to all aspects of operational finance, including:
  • Timely production of monthly finance statements
  • Statutory statements and Audit preparation
  • VAT returns and Payroll
  • Act as Company Secretary for the business.
  • Management of the company’s portfolio of property, leases, negotiations, disputes, and associated legal aspects (with support from the administration team and property consultants).
  • Quarterly Covenant reporting to the bank in accordance with facilities agreement.
  • Management of the HR function (with the support of an external HR Consultant).
  • Management of the administration and front of house tasks, including negotiation of utilities and any insurance contracts.
  • Responsible for the Health and Safety of the business.
  • Leadership of the IT Manager; including procurement of IT equipment, telecoms, contracts, continual workflow and system improvements.
  • Encouraging a continuous improvement ethic within the team, working with the wider business to identify and implement change.
Qualifications and Experience required in this role:
  • Professional Chartered/Certified (ACCA/ACA/CIMA) Accountant.
  • Independent, pragmatic character willing to provide challenge to the Board and management team.
  • Highly analytical, critical thinker, high attention to detail and ability to prioritise effectively.
  • Dependable team player and a good communicator.
  • Legal and commercial knowledge would be highly valuable.
  • Working knowledge of Health & Safety laws and regulations are desirable but not essential.
This fantastic on-site role would suit someone based in Dorset and seeking a broadly experienced Finance Director role, with experience of running a successful finance function, leading a team, and working with multiple functions across a business (Senior Audit professionals are also welcomed to apply).
On offer is an excellent salary and competitive benefits package, with the chance to work in a positive and engaging environment, alongside a talented team in a renowned family-owned business.
You are required to be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore, if we have not responded to your application within five days please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

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