Finance Director (expanding SME)
Our client requires a talented Finance Director with the necessary skills and experience to run the finance function and more importantly to be the sparring partner to the CEO. The board have identified the need to bring in an experienced Finance Director to play a key part in taking the finance department to the next level, looking for ways to improve efficiencies and profitability.
There is a need for a strong all-rounder, someone who is not afraid to roll his or her sleeves with day-to-day finance, supporting the existing finance team, whilst taking a more strategic view of possible acquisitions, growth opportunities and overall financial direction. In order to acquire market share, develop within new geographies, the Finance Director will ensure the appropriate numbers stack-up and ensure the Managing Director can focus on the operations and the CEO can spearhead expansion.
The new Finance Director will build strong relationships with key stakeholders, internally and externally with the IT and Technology community; whilst ensuring the key financials are managed effectively.
The ideal candidate will have a strong track record as a Finance Director in the SME space, ideally with experience in a similar sector
From a cultural perspective individuals will need to fit into a SME / Technology environment with a dynamic and energetic approach to work, happy to roll up their sleeves on projects and think outside the box. They will be a true team player with direct communications skills with a diplomatic approach. It is important to connect with all levels of individual and mindful at all times.
The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria:
-Fully Qualified Accountant (trained in an accountancy practice)
-Ability to add 'real' value to non-financial personnel
-Come from a strong commercial background
-Be comfortable with the hands-on accounting
-Experience within the Technology sector
Of course personality is key for this type of role so someone who is articulate, inquisitive and possess excellent communication skills, coupled with the ability to represent the company externally in commercial discussions.
This is a great stage to join the business, if you would like further information on the role prior to submitting your application please get in touch.