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About Our Client
The Go-Ahead Group plc is a FTSE 250 rail and bus operating company.
The Group has a substantial presence in London's bus and rail markets, as well as further operations in the West Midlands, South East, Southern and North East England. All the bus and rail companies are locally branded and form an integral part of the communities they serve. The business empowers local managers to deliver services to their own markets in the way they best see fit.
Go-Ahead operates bus services in London, as well as Oxford, the South East, Southern and North East England The Group began operating bus services in Singapore in autumn 2016, runs three UK rail franchises, and has been awarded rail contracts in Germany.
Based in Gateshead, Go North East is one of the Group's largest bus subsidiaries with turnover in excess of £100m pa. Operating across Tyne and Wear, parts of Durham and Northumberland the organisation has a fleet size of 650, over 2000 employees and completes 67 million passenger journeys pa.
Operating from sites in Gateshead, Stanley, Percy Main, Deptford, Chester-le-Street, and Washington, with a number of satellite operations, the company has maintained a robust performance. The business also operates a range of contracts for a variety of partners.
Go North East is recruiting a Finance Director. As part of a three person Board, the role provides the financial conscience for the Managing Director and manages the provision of high quality commercial and financial analytical insight. You will provide clear understanding of the performance and trends of the business, by revenue stream and by region.
Key objectives include
- Responsibility for the finance and IT function, ensuring that the business maximises the full potential from opportunities in its core markets and new commercial ventures
- To participate as a member of the Board, pro-actively and positively involved in all key business decisions affecting the organisation
- To manage the external relationships as required for the success of the business
- Continue to develop finance and IT functions that are best-in-class
The Successful Applicant
Candidates will be CCAB qualified accountants with demonstrable commercial expertise ideally gained within a customer focused business. You should have exhibited a contribution to the development of an organisation's growth strategy through effective development of business relationships.
On a personal level you will possess exceptional communication and team working skills, combined with an informal, committed and pragmatic approach. Exhibiting a sense of humour, you will be driven and ambitious, with an energetic style.
What's on Offer
Basic Salary £85,000 upwards, Bonus and Pension.
Michael Page is retained by Go North East and all applications will be forwarded to them directly.