Finance Director

Finance Director

Job Title: Finance Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
Salary: £70,000 - £90,000
REF: 897410
Contact Name: Kate Goodman
Contact Email:
Job Published: 10 months ago

Job Description

We're excited to be working with a truly innovative and progressive business looking for a talented financial leader to drive forward their growth and development.

Applications are welcomed from animated and ambitious Finance Directors who enjoy a combination of strategic thinking at board level and day-to-day involvement in the provision of seamless operational accounting.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Taking responsibility for the filing of timely and accurate statutory accounts, while ensuring compliance with all financial policies and procedures and maintaining the integrity of all accounting information
  • Setting up and maintaining an appropriate nominal ledger structure
  • Leading the annual audit process
  • Monitoring and forecasting of working capital to ensure that sufficient funds are available to meet ongoing operational and capital investment requirements
  • Managing debtors, assessing risks to minimise bad debts
  • Carrying out reconciliation of all Balance Sheet accounts
  • Maintaining the list of fixed assets and related depreciation
  • Overseeing all Finance processes, including set up of new clients
  • Running of monthly payroll, PSA and PAYE reporting and control
  • Assisting employees with salaries / wages and PAYE related queries
  • Identifying opportunities for cost saving, and delivering strategic direction
  • Proactively generating a variety of business reports for the Senior Management Team in relation to Expense vs Budget, P&L, Productivity, KPIs, Pensions as well as other ad-hoc requests
  • Advising the business on the financial implications of projects and/or proposed process changes
  • Effectively line managing the Finance team, setting clear objectives / KPIs and providing supportive coaching and development.
  • Performing people management duties such as Payroll reporting, disciplinaries, as well as sickness, absence and attendance monitoring

Skills and experience required:

  • Qualification in Accountancy, Management Accounting or Corporate Finance
  • Proven experience of confidently and innovatively run the complete finance function within a high-growth medium-sized business (£10m-£50m turnover)
  • Keen to contribute to the further development and progression of the business, with examples of successful innovations you have made in previous roles
  • Demonstrable skills in statutory accounting, cash management and treasury
  • Adept at providing detailed business analysis
  • Successful background in team management as a supportive and inspiring leader
  • Conveys a consistently "can-do" approach to the role, tackling business challenges with enthusiasm, humour and positivity

Salary and benefits:

  • £70,000 - £90,000
  • Healthcare plan
  • Enjoyable and flexible working environment
  • Monthly team lunch
  • 5% matched contribution pension
  • Company laptop

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