Finance Director (Creative Industry ScaleUp) £150-£170K Salary, Plus Bonus & Equity

FORTE ICT
London
GBP 100,000 - 125,000
Job description

Job Description

Finance Director Role:

We are hiring for a Finance Director to play a key leadership position.

OVERVIEW OF ROLE:

Our client is looking to recruit a best-in-class Finance Director where the successful candidate will need to be comfortable working ‘at pace’ in a role which will be both strategic and hands-on.

The role is key in ensuring the production and management of the financial reporting functions are conducted as efficiently as possible and on a timely basis and in accordance with statutory requirements.

The role will have overall responsibility for the finance team which consists of 7-9 staff, managing all aspects of the business’ finances and any private office interests of the founder.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY WILL INCLUDE:

  • Lead and build successful teams, providing excellent people management skills and expertise in dealing and presenting at Executive and/or Board level.
  • Ensure timely production of monthly management accounts, produce scenario analysis, KI and trend and variance analysis.
  • Managing Group treasury function, including cashflow and FX risk management, external fund raising and management of covenants where appropriate.

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  • Ensure all tax compliance obligations are met.
  • Drive operational efficiency whilst meeting top line growth objectives.
  • Responsibility to ensure all company statutory and secretarial obligations are met, managing the annual audit and filing of accounts processes.
  • Managing relationships with key external parties, including those for regulatory compliance where appropriate.
  • Working with non-finance departments to ensure provision of information as and when required and to improve the understanding of performance measures and identify key areas of risk, opportunity & profit maximisation.
  • Any other ad-hoc projects that may arise.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA with at least 8 years PQE commercial experience.

Essential Requirements:

  • Previous experience in a creative or similar environment, and ability to work with both creative & non-creative individuals.
  • You will be an experienced FD, who is straight talking and has a good stable CV, ideally Big 4/accountancy trained,
  • Minimum of five years’ experience as an FD in an organisation with turnover of around the £100m mark
  • Good acedmics with a humble professional attitude.
  • Private Office experience.
  • You need to be a really good accountant themselves, with some tax experience, and isn’t all about strategy, board reporting etc.
  • Some experience in a creative environment sector would be good,.
  • Some OMB experience would be excellent and if any family office experience even better.
  • You need to be prepared to work in a fast-moving environment that requires the person to be flexible in the way they respond to issues as they arise.
  • Organised and technically strong, with a track record of providing high quality, accurate information in a deadline driven financial environment.
  • Good understanding of tax issues.
  • Management skills and demonstrable record of managing teams and the motivation of teams.
  • Advanced excel skills essential and experience of development of financial systems and processes to improve efficiency.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
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