Finance Director

Job title: Finance Director
Contract Type: Full-time
Salary: £65,000 - £80,000/year
Reference: Bristol
Contact Name: Molly Hogan
Job Published: 18 days ago

Job Description:

This is an excellent opportunity for a Finance Director to join an established and affluent business at a really key pivot in their growth trajectory as they’re about to invest heavily in the expansion of the business. The successful candidate will be heading up a well-run, organised and bought-in finance team and can focus entirely on the value-add piece.


The company is a global recruitment and services business. This role is reporting directly into the CEO.

  • A very profitable business with and 40 staff across Bristol, Cardiff, Singapore and Australia.

  • Working across incredibly thriving and robust markets that show strong prospects, industries that are highly attractive to investors.

  • A high-calibre board with a bright and growing senior management team along with a well-established and bought-in finance team.


The business is about to enter an extremely exciting growth period, as they prepare to invest heavily into the expansion of different areas of the business - so this is a great to join them at a metamorphic period in the company.

  • Are in the process of diversifying into other sectors and markets.

  • Whilst they have an incredibly strong contractor book, they are going to be investing heavily into expanding their perm offering.

  • Over the next 12-18 months are going to be looking at opening two further offices in the UK.

The Role

Reporting directly into the CEO and managing the FM, who in turn manages a team of 5.

  • Coaching and mentoring the finance team in their personal development goals

  • Overseeing and coordinating financial control and accounting of the business and ensuring all procedures are up to date and fit for purpose

  • Preparing and updating financial projections (annual budget, business plan)

  • Ensuring timely and accurate submission of finance, tax, and accounting records to shareholders, auditors, regulatory bodies and other stakeholders

  • Assisting the Senior Management Team (SMT) in managing financial and legal aspects of the business and provide data analysis for decision making

  • Cash flow management and optimisation, including currency management to meet operational needs

  • Maintaining tax efficiency across multiple jurisdictions

  • Managing costs and identifying cost optimisation potential

  • Managing relationships with Banks, Auditors, Tax advisors and Lawyers and other corporate advisors

  • Developing appropriate, engaging messages and presentations to communicate business and financial performance

  • Understanding that this is a Finance Director role within an SME organisation, and thus requires this person to have a roll-your-sleeves up attitude and be willing to help junior members of the finance team at busy parts of the month

The Ideal Experience

  • Experience in a contractor-driven recruitment business.

  • Ideally ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified.

  • Experience managing a similar sized team.