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Finance Director

Employer
Simon Lincoln Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Location
Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Nov 25, 2022

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Job Role
Director/Board
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Our client is seeking a talented Client Finance Director to head up their client reporting teams. This role spans across our two contract models with overall accountability for delivering (through a wider team) the client reporting packs for more than 160+ properties with a combined rent roll of more than 300m. In addition to this core function the Client Finance Director will oversee operational processes. A key deliverable in this role is the successful mobilisation and demobilisation of properties as well as managing our operational internal auditing process. This role will be a great addition our senior leadership team, a team of high-performing business leaders with specific areas of responsibility.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:
  • Motivating and inspiring the client finance team to ensure that they are working towards the same goals, efficient and consistent in their approach and therefore delivering to the requirements of our client base and operational teams.
  • Implement and evolve robust financial systems and reporting.
  • Senior escalation for client queries/requests and diarising regular meetings and touch points with key clients and other stakeholders.
  • Create a collaborative team that understand companywide pressures and deliver to process deadlines for our all customers.
  • Advising the Senior Leadership Team on all matters relating to financial performance and provide support and guidance on financial strategies and plans.
  • To maintain and continue to develop robust processes and projects and work these through with senior leadership colleagues.
  • Accountability for performance against company business objectives relating to client Finance.
  • Lead the team to deliver on client property mobilisations/demobilisations relating to finance elements.
  • Report to the wider business against process deliverables so that key stakeholders have all the information needed to update their teams and customers
  • To ensure the provision of appropriate financial information to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Developing financial awareness across the company and deliver support to the wider client lead roles to continuously improve client service.
  • Take a lead role in all operational issues relating to Finance and work on key projects for continuous improvement.
  • ensure compliance with all statutory reporting, tax and regulatory requirements.
  • To Support and maintain best practice in regard to GDPR.
  • Management of Internal Operational company audits and process.
  • Ensure all financial practices are in line with statutory regulations and legislation and
  • To keep up to date with industry initiatives to enable best practice to be always adopted at all times

Skills (includes Key Competencies)
  • Strong team leader, proven track record of creating high performing teams.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and experience with clients/customers at all levels.
  • Excellent problem-solving ability and decision making skills.
  • Be able to effectively delegate work in line with operational priorities and needs.
  • Strong financial, analytical modelling and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven experience with spread sheets and financial programs.
  • Good communications skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to successfully handle several priorities simultaneously, maintain composure in high pressure situations and maintain objectivity, focus and good judgment.
  • To promote a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Strong knowledge of accruals and prepayments and experience in the production of monthly management accounts and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Thorough understanding of all commercial aspects of contracts.
  • Excellent presentation, attention to detail and ability to complete tasks.

Personal Qualities
  • Commitment and enthusiasm to the business
  • Commitment to quality in all aspects of service delivery.
  • Commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimum guidance, confidence in taking the initiative, making decisions and consulting as appropriate.
  • Ability to manage the delivery of detailed work.
  • Willing to be flexible and respond to changing circumstances.
  • Key attributes are an ability to demonstrate a flexible and positive can do attitude and to become quickly established to add value to the business.

Experience and Qualifications
  • A qualified Accountant, ACCA, ACA, CIMA or QBE with 5+ years of team management experience.
  • Experience of working within all areas of the finance function.
  • Thorough knowledge of finance computer software with Navision preferred.
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