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Finance Director

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Finance Director opportunity: West Oxford

We are looking for a commercially focused finance director with strong people/team engagement, leadership and process improvement skills. The role will support the direction, growth and strategy for the organisation as well having responsibility for building a high performing finance teams and finance/financial shared service function.

Core skills:

Inspirational Leadership and ability to engage/influence the success of the finance function.

Organisational Design/structure: Ability to create a high performing function that is efficient in terms of people, process and systems.

Strategic: Support the CEO with the strategic direction of the business based on financial insight, evidence and commercial facts.

Commercial: Ability to interpret technical and complex financial information to non-financial leadership to support commercial decisions and business strategy.

Technical: Qualified Accountant with strong IT/Financial systems experience. Previous finance transformation/turnaround skills would be desirable.


To advise Chief Executive Officer and senior management team in achieving forecast growth, implementing process improvements to ensure that the business can meet these targets and continue meeting client expectations.

Prepare annual Budgets and Forecasts (as necessary) for THE COMPANY and subsidiaries with underlying commentary and supporting detail as necessary.

Preparation of monthly Management accounts and annual Statutory reporting for THE COMPANY and its subsidiaries in accordance with relevant reporting/filing requirements. Liaise with the group Finance team to meet Group reporting requirements.

Cash flow forecasting and related Treasury matters for THE COMPANY and its subsidiaries. Liaise with Group Treasury as appropriate to maximise Cash management and Interest income.

Maintain strong relationship with primary Bankers in each jurisdiction.

Compliance with all Finance, Tax and VAT reporting requirements in all jurisdictions where THE COMPANY and its subsidiaries operate.

Monitor current and future legislation/requirements and, in liaison with THE COMPANY Compliance Officer, oversee implementation of these in all jurisdictions.

Liaison with Group Finance counterparts (based in Germany) as necessary.

In conjunction with Chief Executive Officer and SMT develop and implement IT strategy. Lead IT department in implementation of IT initiatives to enable continued business growth/realise future efficiencies.

Provide guidance to Head of and other senior business managers to ensure practices, policies, procedures and reporting are optimised to provide the best service to clients.

Key Tasks:

Corporate reporting, budgets, cash management and Tax/VAT compliance in UK as well as a small requirement for Spain and Portugal plus any other regions where the business operates.

Implementation of Group guidance/policies

Technical advice/guidance to business on tasks/projects

Liaise with Operations/HR and other functions as required to ensure business is at forefront of new legislation and emerging trends

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