Finance Director

Recruiter
Hirexo Talent Partners Ltd
Location
Manchester
Salary
Competitive
Posted
08 Jun 2024
Closes
06 Jul 2024
Job Title
Accountant
Category
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Hirexo Talent Partners are partnering with a leading Private Equity firm. We're recruiting a highly skilled Finance Director to join a well–established Private Equity firm that have been in the forefront of investing in business across the country. The role will play a vital part in the success of the Private Equity firm, working closely with the Senior Associates, Managing Director and external stakeholders involved in portfolio growth. The client have modern and clean offices in Manchester City Centre, Leeds, Birmingham and London.

About Our Client:
Established over a decade ago, our client is a premier private equity firm that has strategically invested over GBP100 million in businesses across the UK. Their expansive portfolio boasts a remarkable growth trajectory, encompassing a diverse range of sectors including online retail, brick–and–mortar establishments, and unique service–oriented enterprises. With an impressive roster of household names under their wing, the firm has demonstrated an exceptional ability to identify and nurture high–potential ventures.

Renowned for their financial acumen, the firm partners with a variety of external stakeholders to bolster the growth of their portfolio companies, providing not just capital but also strategic guidance and support. Their robust financial health, characterised by ample liquidity and strong profitability, enables them to make significant investments that drive both immediate and long–term growth. By funding various businesses, they not only support these enterprises in achieving their growth objectives but also reinforce their own position as a leading force in the private equity landscape.

The Opportunity for the Finance Director:
We are seeking a meticulous and analytical Finance Director to lead and ensure the accuracy and efficiency of our financial processes. Your financial insights will be instrumental in empowering strategic decision–making at the executive level.

What the Finance Director will be involved in:
  • Lead and manage the financial operations for our retail division, ensuring accurate financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and cost control.
  • Partner with store operations, merchandising, and marketing teams to provide financial insights and analysis to support strategic decision–making and drive profitability.
  • Oversee the monthly, quarterly, and annual closing processes, ensuring timely and accurate financial statements.
  • Manage a team of finance professionals, providing coaching and mentorship to develop their skills and expertise.
  • Work with external auditors to ensure a smooth and efficient audit process.
  • Maintain strong internal controls and implement procedures to safeguard company assets.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and best practices in retail finance.
  • Prepare variance analyses to identify areas of cost overrun or underperformance and recommend corrective actions.
  • Develop and implement financial models to support business planning and investment decisions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with all levels of the organisation.
To be successful as the Finance Director, you will need the following:
  • Fully Qualified in either ACCA / ACA / CIMA with a minimum of 5 years post–qualification
  • Prior experience in Private Equity is highly advantageous
  • Proven experience as a Finance Director or similar senior accounting role, with a strong understanding of retail accounting principles and financial reporting, is essential.
  • You'll be adept in financial reporting software and accounting systems, leveraging your excellent analytical and problem–solving skills to ensure accurate financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and cost control.
  • With a keen eye for detail, you'll manage the monthly, quarterly, and annual closing processes, ensuring timely and accurate financial statements.
  • Partnering with store operations, merchandising, and marketing teams to provide financial insights and analysis to support strategic decision–making and drive profitability will be key.
  • You'll lead a team of finance professionals, providing coaching and mentorship to develop their skills and expertise.
  • Maintaining strong internal controls and implementing procedures to safeguard company assets is paramount.
  • Staying abreast of industry trends and best practices in retail finance, while preparing variance analyses to identify areas of cost overrun or underperformance and recommend corrective actions, will be crucial.
  • Finally, your excellent communication and interpersonal skills will allow you to collaborate effectively with all levels of the organization, presenting complex financial information in a clear and concise manner.
The package on offer for the Finance Director includes:
  • Competitive salary of GBP100,000 to GBP125,000 depending on experience
  • Discounts portal access
  • Free onsite parking
  • Bonus scheme (depending on company performance / personal performance)
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Hybrid working available
Similar Job Titles include:
  • Finance Controller
  • Financial Controller
  • Head of Finance
  • Finance Director
  • Accounting Manager
  • Assistant Financial Controller
  • Assistant Controller
  • Finance Manager
About Hirexo Talent Partners:

Hirexo Talent Partners are a specialist Talent Consultancy based in the heart Manchester, although our geographical location doesn t limit our Talent Consultancy reach, as we work across the UK. We specialise in the Talent within Private Equity / Family Office portfolios, to support portfolio growth for our clients. Hirexo Talent Partners also work within the major talent space, collaborating with clients across a multitude of industries and sectors. We specialise in the following disciplines: Accounting and Finance, Technology, IT, Data, Human Resources, Procurement and Office Administration. We also support our Private Equity partners with sourcing the top and very best investment and insolvency consultants.

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