European Finance Director

City of London Permanent
  • European Finance Director
  • International Market Leader

About Our Client

My client is an international market leader who work with a number of global brands. They have established a strong reputation for a high level of quality, and their strong balance sheet makes them well placed to continue to grow and build market share. The company is renowned for actively promoting diversity & inclusion, and providing career opportunities across the globe.

Job Description

As a key member of the senior leadership team, the European Finance Director will be responsible for all finance and accounting responsibilities across the region which covers some key markets including the UK, Spain, Italy, Germany and Benelux.

Responsibilities include:

  • Being a trusted business partner to inform commercial and strategic decision making
  • Leading the delivery of high quality monthly / quarterly financial reviews
  • Conducting regular business reviews to develop action plans that lead to profitable growth
  • Owning, driving and improving the forecasting process for the region
  • Establishing financial metrics relating to the regional operating plan
  • Managing the regional capital budget
  • Leading and assessing the regional finance structure to create an efficient and highly motivated finance community focused on business partnering

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate will have the following background:

  • A qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with experience in a finance leadership role within a division of a global company
  • P&L ownership ideally for multiple countries or legal entities - specific experience of responsibility for Spain, Italy or Benelux a distinct advantage
  • Excellent commercial and business partnering skills with experience of being a valued member of the senior leadership team of a division
  • Understanding of a matrix organisation who will be comfortable with a dual reporting line into both finance and also the Regional General Manager
  • Proven experience of building and developing high performance teams ideally with direct reports across multiple sites / countries
  • A track record of establishing a strong culture of Diversity & Inclusion within an organisation

What's on Offer

Six figure salary + car allowance + bonus + bens. Future promotion opportunities for the right candidate.

David Ziebart
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+44 207 269 2172

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David Ziebart
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