Divisional Finance Director

Leeds Permanent
  • Commercial role working alongside Directors and the Leadership team
  • Responsible for delivery of improved growth and profits, and project delivery

About Our Client

Our client are a leading Professional Services organisation with an international presence.

Job Description

Work alongside additional members of the executive management team & Board to determine an overall direction for the company.

Additional responsibilities:

  • Provide commercial leadership through financial and commercial knowledge and capability and as part of the wider leadership team.
  • Negotiation of commercial terms
  • Identification and mitigation of risk including designing processes and systems.
  • Leads the Management Team in the preparation of budgets and financial reports, including income statements, balance sheets, and reports for Government regulatory agencies
  • Strategic planning including application of market knowledge.
  • Providing financial and commercial insight to the business's senior team through establishing financial monitoring processes and regular analysis of the P&L
  • Providing the ongoing management of third party financial arrangements including contractual and commercial negotiation leadership.
  • Contributes to the achievement of the company objectives by providing advice, guidance and delivery of financial strategy
  • Oversees all accounting procedures and systems used by the business area and ensures robust and efficient connection to remaining corporate information systems.
  • Meets with the Management Team regularly to keep them informed and to offer financial direction
  • Review reports and analyse projections against actual figures and suggests methods of improving the planning process
  • Developing financial models
  • To contribute to the building of business plans and assist with execution
  • To be fully aware of legal obligations and duties
  • To take an active role in both team and self-development. To actively participate in driving forward best practice and to provide support and encouragement to peers

The Successful Applicant

  • Qualified ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent
  • Leadership of key finance function
  • Deep understanding of commercial and financial management, budget control and cost optimisation, ideally gained through experience in an organisation undergoing significant transformational change
  • Experience of major technical projects
  • Experience of working in fast paced, multi-channel customer focused organisations
  • Experience of developing business cases for investment and change
  • Ability to think and act strategically but also to operate and implement change tactically when required, dealing effectively with ambiguity and managing changeable business priorities
  • Looks beyond existing methodologies and own discipline to define and resolve complex problems
  • Develops plans and delivers results in fast-changing businesses and/or regulatory environments
  • Provides input to functional or departmental strategy
  • Good written and verbal communication and presentation skills, particularly adept at simplifying and articulating complex topics and employing a wide range of communication styles to engage with all levels of the organisation
  • Developing an effective understanding of business's direction, priorities and operational challenges
  • Manages large, potentially diverse teams of managers and/or senior professionals

What's on Offer

Competitive salary and benefits package

Opportunity to be integral in the set up and delivery of a new function within the business

Ability to interact and influence at the highest levels of the company

Ability to influence the future direction and success of the company

Olivia Crook
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Olivia Crook
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