Finance Director

Finance Director

Finance Director Job Details

Reference No:MT-1045

Location:Alton, Hampshire

Salary:£100000 - £120000 Per Annum

Job Type:Permanent


Matthew Thick

Matthew Thick


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An engineering business based in Alton is searching for their next Finance Director. Over the last 10 years’ over £30m has been invested into the business and as such the t/o has increased to £100m+. It’s no surprise that this has created a positive culture of continuous improvement and collaborative working.  
Joining this business, you will receive a performance related bonus of 30%, a company car or allowance, family private medical insurance, a 6% pension contribution and 4x life assurance. Your role as Finance Director is pivotal to the ongoing growth of the business, and you’ll manage a team of 8 in Finance and 6 in IT to help drive this forward.  
To take on this Finance Director role you’ll need experience of working at board level, driving business performance and using commercial acumen to see both the detail and the bigger picture. We are looking for qualified accountants with proven leadership skills and SME experience.
Reporting to the Managing Director you will be responsible for:

  • To have ultimate responsibility for the financial management of the business and ensure the finance function meets its goals in reporting and operationally, including the co-ordination of the preparation of the Company’s monthly board report
  • Responsibility for the preparation of financial data for budgeting, forecasting and strategic planning purposes
  • Lead, develop and motivate the finance team to promote a culture of high performance and achievement
  • To provide leadership to the Board driving the business plan and ensuring the business delivers its goals; maximizes profitability, working capital and return on investment
  • To direct the IT strategy across the company, taking the lead in ensuring the infrastructure is robust and systems and processes are being optimised across the business
  • Work closely with the MD to plan, develop and implement business strategies which will grow the profitability both organically and, where appropriate, by acquisition
  • To seek opportunities to maximize profitability and champion a cost focused culture
  • To lead the budgeting and forecast process
  • To develop close working relationships with all the Directors and to provide commercial leadership and influence across the business
  • Ensure that the company is compliant with all legislation and regulations, including, corporate governance and information security
  • To be the business lead on compliance and data management

What you will need:

  • Finance qualification (ACA / ACCA / CIMA)
  • Experience of working in the manufacturing / engineering sector
  • Experience of working in a SME environment
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Experience working at board level

What you will get:

  • Competitive salary
  • 30% performance related bonus
  • Company car / £10k p.a. allowance
  • 6% matching pension
  • Family private medical insurance
  • 4x life assurance
  • 26 days holiday + bank holidays

If you would like to find out more, please apply with your CV or LinkedIn PDF. We look forward to hearing from you!
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