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Finance Director (Valuedynamx)

Employer
Collinson Group
Location
Charing Cross, Central London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Job Role
Director/Board
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Level of qualification
Qualified, CIMA
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Here at Collinson, we like to think big, take big ideas, and create products and services that support our four core capabilities: Loyalty, Travel Experiences, Insurance, and Assistance. Our talented experts have helped nurture and develop a suite of products that enhance the passenger experience for over 20 million managed customers each year, with 28 offices globally, we enrich and provide confidence in the traveller journey with our world-renowned Priority Pass, Lounge Key, and Lounge Pass products that allow access to a global VIP airport lounge program. 
Valuedynamx helps travel loyalty programmes, financial institutions, merchants, and retailers drive higher commercial growth by connecting them with the right partners while incentivising customer spend and engagement through points earning and redemption purchases, delivering tailored offers and rewards across a wide range of categories. It has several purchase reward solutions in the market, including, SmartEarn (merchant funded performance marketing), SmartLink (tracking of on and offline Card linked offers) SmartRedeem (e-commerce marketplace for points redemption) SmartRedeem Travel (an online travel redemption solution).

What does a Finance Director within Valuedynamx do? 
The Finance Director is a critical role operating at a strategic level as part of the Valuedynamx Leadership Team, as the Finance Director you will manage and direct all company finances and will be accountable for delivering financial performance through insight-driven decision making. As a key finance business partner, you will ensure a solid foundation in terms of financial control, providing financial support to our key stakeholders.
You will lead a team responsible for complex data analysis, forecasting, overseeing accounts and budgets, and making strategic financial decisions that will promote long-term financial gain and inform the commercial direction of the business. You will drive the growth of the business organically and through acquisition, ensuring adequate funding is available to deliver on the ambition. 

Your duties will include and are not limited to the following activities and tasks:

  • You will act as the main point of financial contact for Valuedynamx taking responsibility for all finance-related areas, acting as a key member of the Finance leadership team
  • Taking overall accountabilities for all financial aspects of commercial plans and performance.
  • Supporting the Finance Leadership Team, you will ensure the timely and accurate reporting and delivery of the commercial strategy, business modelling and performance.
  • You will drive Valuedynamx Investments and Fundraising in collaboration with Group controllers (for the run rate and cash flow)
  • Manage the finance business partners and associated Finance team
  • You will nurture a commercial culture and approach through bids, performance dashboards, product reviews etc.
  • You will have final sign off all commercial and product pricing propositions across Valuedynamx and ownership of cost reduction, optimisation, and scalability projects.
  • Support growth initiatives, tracking commercial activities with client and product teams
  • Responsible for overseas finance operations of Valuedynamx Holdings including accounting records and accountable for the financial reports and entities.
  • Develop and evolve the global finance operation function of Valuedynamx to ensure processes are optimised and consistent across the Collinson business
  • Lead an operational management accounting team producing the management packs for each Valuedynamx entity and Valuedynamx Holding (consolidation)
  • Maintain and improve best practices across all Valuedynamx entities, driving an excellent culture, close to the business and the way Valuedynamx operates
  • Responsible for the external audit and internal audit queries

How will you make a difference as our Finance Director?   

  • Applicants will be insightful Finance Director ideally with multi-level global enterprise experience, gained within a complex matrix structure.
  • You MUST be a fully qualified ACA/ACCA with deep commercial knowledge and understanding of Finance delivery gained at a Senior Level.
  • You will be an exceptional leader, comfortable dealing with detail as well as the big picture, commercially aware, advising on the best path of growth and efficiencies for the business.
  • You will have a passion for building and delivering a cost-conscious-aware culture blended with a balanced pragmatism and an obligation to question, understand, and define.
  • Financially astute, articulate, technically strong, dynamic, and influential leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and delivery levels.
  • A natural problem-solver who can make critical recommendations at pace, whilst embedding financial principles and controls within a high-pressured role.
  • Capable of building cross-functional relationships within distributed global teams.
  • Self-driven and constantly striving to improve solutions by working collaboratively striving for excellence and innovation in the pursuit of business growth and success.
  • Persuasive communication and presentation skills working with stakeholders at all levels to understand their needs on a regional business scale.
  • The ability to build consensus and support whilst imposing good governance and controls.
  • A high comfort level with ambiguity, able to navigate challenging opinions with ease.
  • This role offers flexible home working blended with ad-hoc travel into our London office.

You can look forward to a competitive salary, pension scheme, and further benefits:  

  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Personal Income Protection
  • Private Medical 
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Wellness advice and support
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Priority Pass Membership (Collinson Exclusive)
  • Travel Insurance (Collinson Exclusive)

Our values form the foundation of our business, and the Collinson company culture is built around these values that help to shape a long-term, financially successful enterprise for both our customers and employees. They are summarized across four pillars: Act smarter, Do the right thing, One team, and Be insight-led. 
Collinson's journey started over 30 years ago, when our chairman, Colin Evans, was Managing Director of IAPA, a global travel benefits business with a history stretching back to 1963. 
We have a team of more than 2,000 employees serving over 5 million customers each year. In 2020 Collinson was included in both the Top Track 100 and the Profit Track 100 lists from the Sunday Times.

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