Finance Director

2020-07-08 10:07:282020-09-05Jenson Fisher
Job TypePermanent Full Time
AreaEssex, EnglandEssexEnglandChelmsford
SectorAccounting & Finance - Financial Director
SalaryTo £90,000, plus car and benefits
Start DateASAP
Job Ref8072020.1
Job Views179
Our client is one of the UK’s leading luxury car dealerships seeking a finance director to work alongside the company directors, being responsible for company finances.  The role has responsibility and control for all financial aspects of company strategy. The successful candidate will need to have automotive industry background and a generalist understanding of all areas of accounts at a higher level. Management responsibilities will include leading a pre-existing team to ensure the priority matters within the department such as payroll, VAT, management accounts are up to date.
  • Provide leadership to the company’s finance and accounting strategy, to optimise the company’s financial performance and strategic position
  • Control the company’s accounting function
  • Contribute to the development of company strategy, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate, and providing financial analysis and guidance on activities, plans, targets and business drivers
  • Effectively manage the performance of the accounts team by carrying out reviews and ensuring objectives are cascaded throughout the department
  • Work with senior teams to grow the business, formulating strategies and plans
  • Oversee, review and adhere to the budgets for each business department
  • To ensure the accurate and timely preparation of management accounts
  • Any other reasonable duties assigned by management.
  • Form a close working relationship with the directors, other senior executives and non-executives
  • Ensure that the company’s financial systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth
  • Responsible for the company’s cash management policies
  • Ensure that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met
  • Monitor cash flow, accounts and other financial transactions
  • To manage and oversee the preparation of all statutory returns and the management of company pension schemes
Person Specification
  • Qualified member of an accountancy body or holder of an equivalent qualification
  • Automotive industry experience
  • Management experience
  • Exceptional communications skills at all levels
  • Strong IT skills
  • Ability to handle high levels of pressure
  • High integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance
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