Finance Director

Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Permanent

Reference No: 16323/SR_1640279909

£70000 - £90000 per annum

Greenwell Gleeson have been retained to recruit a new Finance Director for a well established engineering and distribution business seen as a leader within their field. To help the business enter the next chapter in their success the new Finance Director will need to strategically support the business and optimises both profit and cash performance. The role will report to owner MD and will be a board level position.

Key Duties:
*Quickly build credibility with the leadership team each of whom has been with the business for number of years.
*Develop a finance function which is seen as best in class, exemplified by rigorous, timely, business focussed reporting, supporting all aspects of the business.
* Establish and maintain robust internal controls and procedures across the business
* Provide commercial insight to support growth including identifying M&A opportunities and product and service diversification.
* Shape the suite of reports which will drive the commercial decision making processes of the operations and sales teams, with particular emphasis on complex pricing decisions.
* Enhance and manage the recently implemented ERP system.
* Work with the Executive team to drive the strategic direction of the business, while at all times seeking to maximise Profit & Cash generation.

Technical / Practical Experience
*Hold a recognised accountancy qualification with appropriate post qualification experience.
*Experience of working in the lead finance role within an SME or Division of a larger group.
*Provide a demonstrable track record of delivering excellent control and reporting frameworks.
*Provide a demonstrable track record of supporting the commercial decision making process, ultimately driving profit & cash optimisation.
*Experience of working in a engineering or distribution environment highly desirable.

Personality Traits
*Demonstrate a “Can do Attitude”, with an ability to bring issues/challenges to a conclusion and make decisions.
*Straightforward and able to take responsibility as a matter of course.
*Intuitively able to comprehend business needs and take appropriate decisions to drive business growth and improvement.
*Hands on with an eye for detail but able to appreciate the bigger picture.
*Adaptable character, strong enough to challenge while at the same time able to build long-term relationships with management and group.
*Hands on with an eye for detail but able to appreciate the bigger picture.
*Adaptable character, strong enough to challenge while at the same time able to build long-term relationships with management and group.

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