Finance Director (Hi-Tech Manufacturer/PE/VC)

80000.00 - 90000.00 GBP Annual + GBP80000 - GBP90000/annum
02 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Finance Director
GBP80,000 - GBP90,000 + 30% Bonus
Permanent Position

We are currently recruiting for a Financial Director to join a medium sized, high-tech business that design & manufacture scientific instrumentation. The business have consistently grown over the last 5 years and have seen a 20% increase in revenues over the last 18 months.

This is a strategic position within the business to provide overall control of the financial function, drive profit and cash improvement and lead financial strategy.


* Responsible for the company's accounting function and for the company cash management policies
* Provide leadership to the Board's Finance and Accounting strategy, to optimise the company's financial performance and strategic position
* Promote a greater understanding of the financial consequences of decision making throughout the business
* Work closely with the Managing Director on the Business Strategy and aid in its implementation through organic growth by identifying and exploiting any potential external opportunities (including acquisitions)
* 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
* Provide robust, regular reporting on the commercial, financial and working capital progress of the company, including product costing and profitability
* Ensure that company financial systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth
* Lead and develop the finance team
* Lead the forecasting and budgeting processes
* Lead the drive for efficiency, economy and effectiveness across the business, leading to profit improvement and working capital requirements including stock and supply chain management
* Ensure that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met, including audit
* Manage the IT and infrastructure estate
* Corporate finance: manage company policies regarding capital requirements, debt, taxation, equity, disposals and acquisitions, as appropriate
* Establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with external parties including customers and advisors


* Qualified member of an accountancy body or holder of an equivalent qualification
* Experience of working with PE/VC in a fast-growing business. Strong evidence of how you've contributed to that growth
* Strong understanding of the challenges and opportunities in this sector, having previously worked in other scientific instrumentation / high spec manufacturing businesses is a MUST

* Meet the requirement for a commercially astute, articulate, technically strong, dynamic, insightful and influential leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels
* A manager who can demonstrate the ability to delegate tasks to their team as part of their development
* Exceptional communication and team-working skills at all levels
* Manufacturing finance background essential, standard costing desirable
* Strong IT skills, always being ahead of new technologies
* Ability to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision-making
* High integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance
* Energetic, highly motivated, with an enquiring mind and passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of business growth and success
* Exceptional analytical skills with the ability to present the core aspects of an argument

If you're interested in the role available please apply via the link provided.

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