Group Finance Director

c£130k plus equity and bonus
Based in Bradford, our client is a Private Equity backed B2B industrial services business. With extensive national coverage they are uniquely positioned to provide fully integrated end to end solutions to a Blue-Chip client base.
The business has experienced significant growth in the last 5 years; acquiring several complementary assets and will continue to pursue a buy and build strategy in a highly fragmented market.
As part of this plan, the business seeks to appoint a Group Finance Director to join an ambitious management team in an exciting period for the business.
As Group FD you will be instrumental in the financial stewardship of the Group, bringing strategic direction to finance and playing a pivotal role in improving commercial and operational performance.
Key responsibilities will include:
• Full participation in the development of commercial and operational strategy and lead on all areas of M&A activity
• Finance business partner to Managing Director
• Provide leadership to the Board’s Group Finance and Accounting strategy, to optimise the company’s financial performance and strategic position
• Deliver an efficient and effective M&A process including integration of financial and operational people and systems
• Take ultimate responsibility for cash and working capital management and implementation of Group policies and procedure as appropriate
• Ensure the Group’s accounting systems are robust, compliant and support current activities as well as future growth
• Close interaction and engagement with private equity shareholders including weekly and monthly reporting processes and annual audit process
• Lead and develop the finance team and its coordination with Directors and Senior Leadership
• Establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with external advisory parties and stakeholders
As Group FD, your role will require engagement with employees across the business. It is vital you are an effective, fluent and culturally sensitive communicator capable of conveying complex financial information in a user-friendly manner.
To ensure success in this role you will be a Qualified Account and experienced Finance Director. You will be a natural leader and a self-starter who is eager to add value. You will be prepared to be hands on in the detail of the business whilst operating strategically and possess the gravitas to influence at Board level. You will have previous experience in a sizeable organisation with exposure to growth through M&A.

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