Our client, a leading, fast-paced, and private equity-backed, European service provider, is seeking to appoint a Finance Director for its continuously expanding UK region. The company’s UK head office is in Felixstowe but the role foresees a hybrid model including the possibility to work remotely.
Finance Director UK & Ireland, Felixstowe, UK, Remote/Hybrid working
Reporting to the Group CFO in the Netherlands, as Finance Director you are accountable for the UK & Ireland Finance department. The company considers both regions to be one of its major growth markets and actively expanding its presence organically and via M&A. The main challenge for the future UK FD will be the integration of the current companies from a finance perspective, including setting up supporting processes, and procedures as well as one consolidated system across the UK. Given the PE environment, it is of the utmost importance that financial processes operate smoothly, within tight timelines and are of superior quality. At the same time, a unified and high performing UK finance team needs to be formed from the various (past and future) acquisitions that currently comprise our client’s UK & Irish business.
When new acquisitions take place, the UK FD will be part of the deal team responsible for the acquisition process. Once acquired, the UK FD will be accountable for the financial part of the integration.
Key aspects of this appointment
With the current expansion taking place across Europe and the UK, the UK FD will find him/herself in an exciting international environment whereby strict finance guidelines to report into the head office in the Netherlands are to be adhered to, whilst at the same time building the UK Finance Team and setting up all the groundwork still (people, processes, systems). Given the essential nature of this role, a cultural fit with the UK team and the Group Finance team is paramount.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced strategic individual with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgement and an ability & willingness to drill down into the operational details of the business.
We are seeking an individual with operational and commercial finance experience, who understands what it means to set-up and integrate a new finance department and who is a credible leader with outstanding interpersonal skills.
Duties of the Finance Director:
Integrate the current UK finance teams into one team, supported by standardised, to be set-up, systems and processes (which support the Group process within the requested timelines and of the required quality)
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