Finance Director

$139,249 - $151,908 yearly
  • CV Library
  • Eastleigh
  • Mar 22, 2024
Permanent Role: CFO Status: Capital-Backed

Job Description

CMA Executive brings a new opportunity for an ambitious CFO/FD to join a rapidly growing and successful retail organisation in Southampton, who are revolutionising their niche industry and garnering huge market share in the UK and further afield. This entrepreneurial business has enjoyed and continues to forecast substantial revenue growth,  producing more than 100% year on year. As part of the wider expansion plans that will see efforts to grow in the US and a European market, a new CFO/Finance Director is expected to partner with the Founders and Management team to devise sound and achievable business strategy, help grow and develop a small finance function and oversee external relationships with prospective investors and advisors and governance bodies. If you are suited to a vibrant and contemporary business and team, then please see below requirements for this role. What the Finance Director position will involve: Provide sound and insightful financial analysis to support growth and create better understanding of business performance from end to end. Leading a small finance function, developing members of the team and continuing to grow both capacity and develop efficiency, utilising external accountants when required and applying a hands-on approach. Manage capital for growth investment and ensure there is a cost benefit analysis conducted for any investment plans. Provide full strategic support for future lending and investment opportunities, partnering with the Executive leadership team, preparing the business for future investment plans. Prepare the business for future external investors and the enable the company to facilitate the governance processes for such an event. Support the CEO and Leadership Team in commercial decision making, working through regulatory matters and ensuring the is efficient processes to deliver strategic goals. Manage all relationships with external bodies including Auditors, Banks and advisory services. Manage accounting software and additional systems platforms with the assistance of Operations. Assure regulatory compliance and manage for tax issues with the use of Advisors. Suitable Candidate for the Finance Director vacancy: Fully qualified Accountant with a minimum of 5 years’ PQE. Experience of supporting a Board through a high growth journey, ideally within the retail or Ecommerce space. Strong commercial acumen with an appetite to improve processes and be a self-starter. Knowledge of expansion into International markets is important and involvement in warehousing, sub contracted manufacturing and logistics will all be considered useful. Previous engagement with third party funders, including Private Equity experience will be considered extremely beneficial. Previous transaction or third party investment experience will be considered desirable. Additional benefits and information for the role of Finance Director: Opportunity to join a successful growing brand that have established a solid foundation to build from for future growth, and become a key decision maker and influential person within the structure. For a business this size the remuneration is competitive on salary, bonuses and benefits, and this role will deliver a share scheme that will allow you to be included in the rewards of the company’s future success. CMA Recruitment Group is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role. CMA complies with all relevant UK legislation and doesn’t discriminate on any protected characteristics. By completing the application process, you agree to the terms outlined in our Privacy Notice and that CMA may contact you in connection with your application in relation to CMA providing you with work finding services. Our Privacy Notice can be viewed under the privacy tab on our website. CMA is currently receiving a high volume of applications.  Whilst we ensure all applications are considered, regrettably, it may not be possible to respond individually to all applications received In order to view more information on this job press the APPLY NOW button below and it will take you to the source website

Working Hours

Full Time

Salary by Currency

This role in US Dollars has a minimum of $139,249 to a maximum of $151,908. In British Pounds it has a minimum of £110,000 to a maximum of £120,000. In Australian Dollars it has a minimum of $211,895 to a maximum of $231,158.


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