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Permanent

Location: Bristol / Hybrid

Monday-Friday 42.5hrs

An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced Finance Director to join our established award winning business.  You will lead and develop the Finance function of a business that has exciting and ambitious growth plans.  This is a permanent, full-time position with a competitive salary.

This role will be responsible for day-to-day business management of the business, driving commercial results, assessing income streams and costs and delivering on P&L, cashflow and KPI objectives. Along with Senior Management, the Finance Director will contribute fully to the development of company strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers.

Responsibilities:

  • SME experience – full end to end financial experience from HMRC reporting (VAT/C.Tax), payroll, management reporting, financial statements, liaising with auditors and banks.

  • Developing management information and reporting to enable SLT to take business decisions.

  • Develop the T&A system to best effect to enable tighter control of labour costs through better planning and reporting.

  • Review and implement new financial controls over supplier and customer on-boarding.

  • Implementation of new systems; including replacing basic standalone systems currently used for order processing (sales and purchase), stock control, production, forecasting, and finance with a fully integrated ERP system.

  • Develop the credit control process.

  • Recruit and develop finance team to fully support the growing needs of the business and partner/upskill the financial understanding of the business functions.

  • Develop a business plan, budgets, and forecasts with relevant KPIs that can be tracked against.

  • Assist with developing business stability as it embarks on the next period of growth through the ongoing introduction of business process controls.

  • Develop business strategy but be prepared to frequently need to get into the detail.

  • Due diligence; undertake and lead any financial due diligence workstreams for any future transactions including timely coordination of deliverables/requests and data gathering.

  • Support the Businesses drive for sustainability.

Experience required:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent).

  • Experienced with systems implementation.

  • Experience with managing debt collection from the public sector and diverse customer base.

  • Experienced in multi-site manufacturing.

  • Resilience and tenacity.

  • Agility to adjust to rapidly changing priorities.

  • Strong and compelling communicator.

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