Finance Director

Posted 6 April by Robert Walters Easy Apply

A fast growing privately owned technology business is seeking to appoint a Finance Director for its business in Lancashire.

Role Summary:

The Finance Director will lead the interaction of the finance function with all departments across the group, whilst providing clear direction and leadership to the finance team. You will be accountable for the administrative, financial and risk management operations of the group the Finance Director will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer. The Finance Director will be expected to engage with and deal directly with all directors and Heads of Departments across group as required.

The Finance Director role requires:

  • Group treasury and cashflow panning, reporting and forecasting
  • Leading, maintaining and developing rapport with funders:
  • Completion of quarterly covenant certification
  • Keep informed of cash planning requirements
  • Delivery of revised plans, gap analysis, ad-hoc work as required
  • support the CFO with new funders
  • Automation and standardisation of reporting
  • Maintain and harmonise the KPI data and Data Warehouse data to develop more efficient means of setting budgets for accounts, operations and sales department
  • Analysis of potential acquisitions and impact on the Group forecasts and cashflows
  • Integration planning, updating MI to reflect historic results of newly acquired targets
  • Execution of post-acquisition integration plan
  • Scenario planning and analysis

Main transactional responsibilities will include:

  • Providing clear leadership and direction to the finance team
  • Contributing to group strategy planning and implementation
  • Constantly seek-out and implement operational efficiencies
  • Work with the key stakeholders within the business to define, monitor and direct the appropriate planning and reporting tools needed to create and deliver on the strategic plan
  • Recruit, retain, restructure and develop the finance team to deliver the key areas of business improvement and delegate responsibility where appropriate
  • Oversee all transactions and processing systems
  • Set appropriate targets and review and appraisal mechanisms for direct reports and their underlying teams
  • Ensure effective internal controls are in place and compliance with GAAP and applicable regulatory legislation for financial and tax reporting Lead the completion of annual budget and re-forecasts process, including the completion of rolling 2 year forecasts
  • Lead the team to shorten the key financial reporting timetable

The successful Finance Director will be:

  • ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified
  • Educated to an A level or Degree Standard
  • Previous experience in a Finance Director and/or Financial Controller Role
  • Problem solving abilities and can make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis
  • High level of integrity and dependability
  • Make and implement crucial recommendations
  • Telecoms/Hosted IT sector experience
  • Experience in M&A, Strengths will include due diligence, pre-lending reviews, financial planning for an enlarged group, risk analysis
  • Use of Microsoft BI or equivalent tools

For more information on this exciting role, please contact Katherine Allwood on

Required skills

  • M&A
  • Telcoms

Reference: 34846248

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