Finance Director – Ref 10761

Position: Finance Director

Salary: up to £80,000 with car allowance and benefits with hybrid working

Finance Director

Are you an aspirational or accomplished Finance Director seeking a new challenge? Look no further! We’re representing a well-known and respected finance institution that has experienced growth and is now poised to step-change its delivery in the markets it serves.

The Organisation

Our client is a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation dedicated to supporting businesses in various sectors. As part of its expansion, it seeks a Finance Director to lead its finance and recoveries team and contribute to shaping the future of the firm and the clients it serves.

Your Role

As Finance Director, you will play a vital role within the Senior Leadership Team, supporting the Chief Executive in setting and executing strategic priorities and ensuring operational excellence. With your leadership and expertise, you’ll drive day-to-day performance, oversee regulatory compliance, and contribute to the organisation’s growth trajectory.

Key Responsibilities as Finance Director

  • Strategy: Collaborate with the Leadership Team to shape and develop the organisation’s strategy, producing financial analysis to monitor and drive performance aligned with strategic priorities and goals;
  • Leadership: Recruit, lead, coach, and mentor the finance and recovery teams to foster a culture of continuous improvement and uphold organisational values;
  • Governance: Lead Finance, Audit, and Risk committee meetings, providing insights and executive summaries to the Board and ensuring timely distribution of necessary documents;
  • Financial Management: Lead the finance team to deliver timely and insightful monthly reports, oversee budgeting and forecasting, and authorise payments and disbursements;
  • Funding: Support the Chief Executive in securing and managing funding streams, overseeing relationships with bankers and funders, and ensuring compliance with borrowing obligations;
  • Regulatory Compliance: Lead compliance with external audits and tax regulations, oversee submission of FCA returns VAT returns, manage responsibilities under FCA’s Senior Managers Regime, ensure compliance with regulatory policies and procedures, and offer guidance and support for internal audits;
  • Operational Management: Direct operational projects that align with strategic goals and manage external relationships with IT support, external HR requirements, and insurance providers;
  • Risk Management: Collaborate with the Portfolio and Compliance Manager and Head of Credit to address default rate shifts, develop resilience models, and implement robust systems and controls.


In return for your expertise and dedication, you’ll receive.

  • Competitive salary package commensurate with experience and qualifications;
  • Generous pension contribution and life cover for financial security;
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth within a supportive environment;
  • Flexible working arrangements to promote work-life balance;
  • Recognition and rewards for your contributions to the organisation’s success.

Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Relevant accountancy qualification CIMA, ACCA, ACA;
  • Previously operated at an FD or FC who have led a team in a growing business;
  • Operated at a strategic level with Board level reporting and liaison;
  • Worked on budgets and forecasts and budgetary controls;
  • Delivered operational efficiencies and of the mind-set of continuous improvements;
  • Strong IT skills and financial modelling would be an advantage;
  • Strong customer focus;
  • Coaching/mentoring and values-based approach to leadership;
  • Adaptable and able to deliver at pace when necessary;
  • Works collaboratively and with a partnership approach both internally and externally;
  • Exhibit strong interpersonal and relationship building abilities.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

If you’re ready to take on a new challenge and lead with passion and expertise, please apply now to join this esteemed finance organisation as Finance Director and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the firm and the clients it serves.

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