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Finance Director Interim

Job details

  • Reference
  • GW40711
  • Location
  • Wokingham, Berkshire
  • Salary
  • Up to £900 per day
  • Job Type
  • Temporary
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CMA Executive is currently partnering with a London Based Private Equity House, who require an Interim Finance Director for one of their regional portfolio companies.

The Finance Director will support the CEO in developing and delivering a turnaround strategy, whilst simultaneously working with the management team and leading the finance function.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Accurate reporting (statutory, management, investor).
  • Development, monitoring, reporting and interpretation of business KPIs and associated systems.
  • Participation in Group strategic and tactical planning and decision-making.
  • Presentation of financial information internally and externally, as required:
    • Preparation and presentation of detailed annual budgets and 3-year forecasts.
    • Presentation, interpretation and oversight of the preparation of monthly management accounts, including P&L, B/S, Cashflow, capital expenditure performance monitoring vs. budgets and forecasts and reporting and forecasting performance vs. bank financial covenants.
    • Preparation, interpretation and presentation of regular and ad-hoc information/papers for investors and banks/finance providers as required.
    • Support for acquisitions/development projects, including preparation of ad-hoc information/papers.
  • Liaison with and co-ordination of external advisers, including auditors, tax advisors, bankers, lawyers, insurance brokers and other advisers.

For the Finance Director to be successful in the role, they must be able to demonstrate developing and delivering turnaround/change management strategies within a £10-20m turnover PE backed business. Of particular interest, would be a Finance Director who has worked for a supplier to large engineering/construction companies.

It is expected that you will have significant professional financial management as a qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA), including previous experience as a Finance Director. Strong cost control experience, including tight working capital and treasury management are a must, as is a strong, robust personality who can ensure that internal controls are in place and adhered to throughout the business. It is essential that you are flexible and prepared for the demands of an entrepreneurial private equity backed business with a small finance team.

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