Finance Director

Job details

Canterbury, Kent
Salary: £100,000-£120,000 /year


Reports to / structure

Chief Operations Officer / Board of Directors

Purpose of the role

Reporting directly to the Board, maintain responsibility for the overall financial management of the Group critically including assessing the coherence between the Group’s strategy and financial performance.

Drive optimum financial management and control within the Group.

Identify an implement appropriate management and control systems, and ensure Group wide adherence, to ensure necessary policies and procedures are in place.

Line Management



PMI, Health Cashback plan, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, 5% employer matched pension scheme, flexible working, Employee Assistance Line, Christmas closure

Duties and responsibilities
  • Oversight on the key control projects managed by the finance team ensuring adherence to agreed procedures.
  • Responsibility for the direction of the local and wider global finance teams.
  • Oversee timely and accurate production of management information and forecasts including preparation of scenario planning analysis as required.
  • Provide challenge to the operational board regarding the Groups strategic direction and appropriateness of resource structure.  
  • Challenge operational management of the company regarding financial performance and forecast and prepare timely reports to the operational board on performance.
  • Provide financial advice to operational management to assist them in achieving their objectives.
  • Ensure all financial reporting and data are in compliance with GAAP, Group standards and applicable statutory requirements both within the UK and other appropriate jurisdictions.
  • Oversee the continual improvement of financial systems and reporting to ensure maximum efficiency, clarity and effectiveness.  Develop an internal audit programme to ensure compliance.
  • Ensure the structure of the finance teams, both locally and within the wider group, are appropriate and further that personal professional development plans are in place to promote the ongoing development of staff.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
  • Travel as required internationally 
  • Attend any internal meetings as required
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.
  • Comply at all times with GI policies and procedures
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent leadership skills and the ability to motivate people.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with management and cross-functional teams, for both financial and non-financial audiences
Experience & Knowledge
  • Proven experience in a senior Finance role.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft packages, advanced level in Excel, and familiar with a variety of finance systemsRF knowledge and application needed. 
  • Ability to work cross functionally 
Personal Qualities
  • Ability to work independently and on own initiative.
  • A bright, inquisitive mind, zest for the job and willingness to juggle a busy and varied workload is required.
  • Willing to take a 'hands-on' approach, with full responsibility for the financial stewardship of the business, while being comfortable operating at pace and constantly applying a commercial and strategic lens to the business operations.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work to tight deadlines
  • A desire to exceed expectations/objectives/targets 

Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)

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