Robert Half

Interim Finance Director

Recruiter
Robert Half
Location
England, Cambridge
Salary
£85000 - £100000 per annum
Posted
16 Jan 2019
Closes
13 Feb 2019
Ref
06650-0010807445
Contact
Calum Forster
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
ACA (ICAEW)
Contract Type
Contract


Robert Half Cambridge are currently working with a property company based in Cambridge, to recruit an Interim Finance Director with the potential for it to become a permanent role if this suits both parties. If the successful candidate isn't interested in the permanent role, then the interim role will last for how ever long it takes to recruit the new permanent FD.



The Role

Financial planning, control and reporting, and compliance

  • Hands on provision of accurate budgets, financial trends and forecasts, including cash flow management across the Group
  • Advise on the impact of long-term planning and regulatory action.
  • Manage all purchasing, payroll and commission payment activity for the Group
  • Manage the banking activities of the Group
  • Ensure group debtors remains within agreed limits, and implement appropriate actions to protect this position
  • Manage, monitor and continuously review the: month end process in line with the Group timetable, production of the Finance Board pack and production of the annual business plan and ensure engagement at all levels to deliver the plan to the required timetable
  • Manage and improve the flow of finance and management information across the Company.




In particular, work with the CEOs and Senior Managers to identify opportunities for profit and margin improvement

  • Identify key risks and opportunities and manage actions as appropriate
  • Co-ordinate annual salary reviews and bonus payments
  • Share best practice where appropriate
  • Liaison with external auditors
  • Manage compliance with Expenses policy
  • Manage project costing systems where appropriate
  • Ensure that the Group is complaint with all relevant legislation regarding financial reporting and related activities (such as AML, GDPR)
  • Oversee the maintenance of the inventory of all fixed assets




Project Work

  • Provide financial support for business development activities such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and new product launches (actual or potential)
  • Assist with Mergers and Acquisitions including sourcing targets, due diligence and financial reporting




Corporate

  • Liaise externally as required to provide specialist advice and guidance e.g. tax management, share options, equity sales or purchases
  • Liaise with shareholders and related third parties as required and as agreed with the Group CEO




Team management

  • Manage the Finance team on a day to day basis ensuring effective performance and achievement of workloads
  • Proactively encouraging a culture of quality, ownership, team working and mutual support
  • Ensuring continuous professional development across the team
  • Holding monthly one to one meetings with all direct reports and twice yearly, facilitate




Performance and Development Reviews



Proactively take responsibility for:
  • Assisting other areas of the business where required - may require travel to other Company locations on occasion
  • Ensuring the team are skilled in all areas of the department, can provide cover for each other, and building suitable succession in the department




Skills, Knowledge and Experience required

  • Must be prepared to be hands on
  • Relevant Financial qualification
  • Proven track record in a senior leadership role
  • Up to date legislative knowledge
  • Credibility and drive to lead change
  • The ability to operate and implement change at pace.
  • Progressive, ambitious and tenacious leader.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Good organisational skills, with high attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency with Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc)




Customer Focus

  • Sets and communicates expectations (and Service Level Agreements) across the Group, of the highest level of customer service
  • Resolves complex customer queries independently - gathering information to create action plans.




Leading, Developing and Managing People



Shapes direction and goals for others - monitoring performance and development - Gives constructive feedback in a helpful way

  • Carries out monthly one to one meetings with follow up notes
  • Deals with performance issues - with advice, in a timely manner
  • Carries out regular, timely, PDR meetings (at least twice per year), with SMART objectives, recognising and measuring what "Good" and "Great" performance would look like
  • Acts as a positive role model - Is an ambassador for the Company's reputation and excellence
  • Develops and maintains good team morale
  • Lead from the front, motivating people towards stretching goals - celebrating and promoting achievements
  • Develops and uses internal and external networks to achieve objectives and share knowledge
  • Drives improvement and development across the Company - Encouraging a strong culture of talent management and continuous learning




If you are interested in this role, please contact Calum Forster on 01223 341 400

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