Alexander Daniels have been exclusively retained to recruit a Finance Director for an SME manufacturing business based in Kidderminster.
We are looking for a proven and experienced Finance Director to influence the strategic and operational direction of the business.
This an extremely challenging role - the business is currently in turnaround mode and the Finance Director will be instrumental in delivering this change alongside the MD.
Commercially you will be expected to support the MD in decision making around processes, quality, commercial contracts and pricing. It is essential that you have the gravitas and experience as well as the ability to be able to communicate and deliver this to the operations teams.
The successful Finance Director will have high integrity and the ability to drive change and continuous improvement.
You will be hands on, not afraid to get involved with the detail, technically strong, influential and have excellent interpersonal skills. We are looking for someone with demonstrable senior finance experience gained within an SME environment.
The successful candidate will need to be a fully qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) and will be able to demonstrate the following:
* A proven track record and experience of successful strategic leadership in a Finance Director role
* Experience of the direct management and development of departmental teams
* Well-developed influencing and negotiating skills
* Excellent business management skills and understanding of delivering an excellent customer-based service to all clients
* Ability to lead, inspire, motivate and develop colleagues at all levels with a commitment to working with others to achieve the organisation's strategic priorities
* Ability to produce clear, concise and well-written reports by interpreting information, carrying out research, analysing complex data, making sound judgements, appraising performance and managing risk
* A confident, independent, energetic and visible leader and effective decision maker
* A capacity to deliver results to tight deadlines and under pressure