Finance Director

Sector:Construction
Job type:Perm
Salary/Rate:£130,000 per annum
Town/City:Bedford
County:Bedfordshire
Job ref:39451
Post Date:25. 06. 2024
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About the Role

Harper May is proud to partner with a dynamic engineering company. As the company gears up for exponential growth, they are actively seeking a visionary Finance Director to spearhead their financial strategy and drive operational excellence.

About the Company:

Our client stands as a trailblazer in the engineering sector, consistently pushing boundaries and setting new benchmarks in creativity and execution. With ambitious expansion plans on the horizon, this is an exciting opportunity to join a forward-thinking organisation poised for remarkable success.

Role Overview:

As the Finance Director, you will play a pivotal role in steering the financial operations, reporting directly to the group CFO. Beyond managing day-to-day finance functions, you will champion strategic initiatives, ensuring alignment with organisational goals and industry best practices.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and mentor the finance team, ensuring adherence to month-end reporting deadlines and regulatory compliance.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of financial reporting structures and general ledger systems to facilitate accurate and timely reporting.
  • Drive monthly, quarterly, and year-end close processes, collaborating closely with cross-functional teams to support budgeting and forecasting activities.
  • Identify opportunities for process optimisation and resource allocation, enhancing departmental efficiency without compromising accuracy.
  • Provide guidance on non-routine financial transactions.
  • Spearhead the implementation of procedural enhancements and technological innovations to streamline workflow and elevate performance standards.
  • Conduct training sessions for new and existing staff members, fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional development.
  • Collaborate with the Director on special projects and workflow enhancements.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified or equivalent, with a track record of success in finance management roles.
  • Prior experience in the engineering sector is highly desirable.
  • Exceptional communication and leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate teams.
  • Proficiency in accounting software and a strong grasp of accounting principles and standards.
  • Proven analytical skills, coupled with a keen eye for detail and a commitment to upholding compliance standards.
  • Experience in auditing processes is advantageous.

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