Group Finance Director

Salary: c.£175k + Bonus + LTIP + Equity

Location: UK wide - home working

Type: Full-Time

Reference: RDBSMU

Our client is a rapidly growing, PE backed technology business with an impressive, blue-chip client base. They are now seeking a Group Finance Director who is seeking a high profile role in an international, exit driven business. With the exit likely to be within 2 years, it is essential that the successful candidate is comfortable working at pace in a business going through significant change.

Corporate Reporting

  • Develop an effective and accurate financial reporting function ensuring full alignment with management, segmental and business unit reporting in a timely manner
  • Develop and implement an effective group financial control and consolidation process
  • Ensure all local regulatory financial reporting matters are met by jurisdiction
  • Ensure that monthly balance sheets and cash flows are produced and reconciled with management information
  • Develop an effective reporting platform to meet the expectations and requirements
  • Develop a revenue growth, EBITDA and cash conversion culture across the group ensuring accuracy and relevance of the primary financial KPls
  • Understand significance of any variances on income statements and KPIs to budget and forecasts
  • Manage the external audit process across all group companies, ensuring adherence to group standards of reporting
  • Ensure business accurately reports its quarterly covenant position
  • Develop a corporate governance and risk framework for effective financial control across the business

Specialist Services - Treasury, Taxation and other functions

  • Ensure group cash flow forecasting is embedded in the business and liquidity and funding are monitored
  • Understand reasons for movement in working capital
  • Work with external advisers, treasury, taxation, procurement, HR, IT to ensure there is an effective, professional and connected group finance function
  • Develop the objectives for group treasury matters, ensuring alignment with the business objectives - to include policies, procedures, banking, risk management and controls and compliance
  • Make sure all tax returns are accurately prepared and submitted in a timely manner and that payments are made by due dates
  • Reconcile financial information relevant for all sales commissions
  • Manage the group procurement function

Transaction Services

  • Develop for the group a single transaction services platform to ensure that systems and processes are effective and fit for purpose
  • Manage billing and revenue assurance function
  • Ensure the appropriate authorisations and controls are in place across the business to meet corporate governance standards without compromising ability of business to make decisions
  • Develop the team and ensure the business is adequately resourced in terms of finance support services
  • Build an effective central finance team and function and build effective relationships with Business Unit Finance Directors and with the operational finance teams

Qualifications & Experience

  • Qualified Accountant.
  • Ideally TMT sector experience.
  • Hands-on knowledge of finance processes and a great idea of what “excellent” looks like.
  • The ability to work autonomously.
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal), and an ability to communicate/influence/negotiate easily and effectively across stakeholders from team members to executive management.
  • A positive, collaborative, and engaging approach to working with colleagues.
  • Managed a substantial and complicated finance team.
  • Become a key player in the leadership team respected and trusted by the CEO, CFO, executive, board of directors, business unit management and shareholders
  • Private Equity experience advantageous.

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