Private equity backed recruitment group operating across a number of specialisms and markets in the UK is looking to appoint their first Finance Director to a hands on, commercial and business-facing role. With significant investment capital and plans to continue growing via acquisitions, this is a superb opportunity to join the business as their first FD, with the remit of professionalising and upskilling the finance set-up and putting in place best practice.
Day to day this is an end to end role, focusing on all aspects of accounting and reporting for the group, from management and financial accounts to budgeting and forecasting, cash management, stat accounts, tax/VAT, payroll as well as regular and ad hoc MI reporting to the private equity backers; essentially everything and anything. Whilst not totally starting from scratch, the current set up is basic book keeping, credit control and simple management accounts, with this hire needed to build out a professional finance function based around robust controls, processes and systems. You'll be supported by a small finance team and need to be happy and comfortable providing leadership and guidance to junior accountants. Longer term this role will undoubtedly grow in scope and get involved in any acquisitions or re-structures the group undertakes, providing plenty of opportunity to fine tune your business partnering skills.
In terms of background we're looking for a qualified accountant (essential) who is probably around the 5 to 8 years post qualified mark or equivalent. Combined turnover of the group is <£5m and as such this role is pitched at someone likely stepping up to their first FD appointment. Ideally you'll be coming from the recruitment or business services sector, with experience in a small to medium sized company essential given the need for hands on end to end experiences across everything in finance. Strong people skills go without saying given this role will work directly with the CEO, Board and private equity firm as their trusted advisor and Finance expert.
Salary on offer is £80-100k base (DOE) plus benefits and bonus. The company supports flexible working and is based in central London with the expectation that you're in the office at least 3 days a week.
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