Finance Director

Location London
Discipline: Finance & Accounting
Job type: Contract
Salary: ££85000 - £95000 per annum
Contact name: Simon Lant

Contact email:
Job ref: JOB-1095_1657348938
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: ASAP

Finance Director - London - Up to £95k - 15-month contract

A dynamic and entrepreneurial supply chain, pricing and financing services company are looking for an interim finance director for a maternity cover contract.

Your main responsibility will be to manage the corporate accounting team ensuring all aspects of reporting and processing are operating effectively.


  • Management of a team of 7 with 4 direct reports, indirect oversight of the global finance team.
  • Review and oversight of management account reporting including:
    • Ad hoc second reviews of submissions
    • Walkthrough/review of consolidation process including IFRS application.
    • Preparation of the monthly board management accounts, quarterly board pack and annual financial statements and the annual budget process
    • Oversight of the annual audit from engagement through sign off, ensuring the team complies with deadlines
    • Regular interaction with the tax team to ensure accurate tax accounting and compliance
    • Overview of routine transactional processes such as VAT, ensuring new developments are considered and assisting junior staff when necessary
    • Ad hoc shareholder reporting
  • Day to day management of processes and procedures
  • FX oversight and report development
  • Data management analysis through data warehousing and PowerBI driven reporting
  • Global tax oversight including TP / VAT/ Global consolidation etc
  • IT and supplier oversight i.e. (Bottomline, Barclaycard replacements etc)
  • Training - both intra and inter team i.e. FX, VAT, SUITE (internal ERP system), Data management
  • Process Improvements aligned with system improvement roll out

Experience required:

  • ACA trained from practice with 8-10 years PQE.
  • Proven experience of managing a team.
  • Ability to form relationships within finance team, IT teams and wider office to ensure positive collaborative working environment.
  • Ability to manage numerous requirements and prioritising critical, along with keeping relevant stakeholders well informed on tasks.
  • A forward-thinking individual who can assist the finance team to develop processes and to automate and systemise as much as possible.
  • SUN Systems accounting software and Infor Q&A / Vision desirable
  • Previous exposure to multi-currency entities.