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Finance Director-Manufacturing

Location : Cardiff
Type : Permanent
Salary : £80k - £90k Competitive salary and benefits including car allowance

Our Client is a subsidiary of a large manufacturing group.

An opportunity has arisen for a highly candidate manufacturing Finance Director to work closely with the leadership team to optimize business performance.

Main Purpose of Role:

To manage the finance accounting operations of the Group.

Meeting Plc reporting and compliance requirements and to form a close working relationship with the Managing Director, other Senior Executives and Non-Executives.

Main Responsibilities:

·         Provide leadership to the business and Accounting strategy, to optimise the company’s financial performance and strategic position.

·         Take overall control of the company’s accounting function.

·         Contribute fully to the development of company strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers.

·         Ensure that company financial systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth.

·         Lead and develop finance teams.

·         Work with senior teams to grow the business, formulating strategies and plans.

·         Ensure corporate budgeting processes are carried out and reviewed.

·         Ensure that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met.

·         Corporate finance: manage company policies regarding capital requirements, debt, taxation, equity, disposals and acquisitions, as appropriate.

·         Establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with external parties including customers and advisors.

·         Contribute to the achievement of the company's business objectives by providing advice and guidance on financial strategy.

·         Develop and control the company’s annual operating budget to ensure that all financial targets are met, and financial and statutory regulations complied with.

·         Provide financial advice and guidance to the company's managers and staff to enable them to achieve their objectives.

·         Oversee the preparation of the company's financial accounts to ensure that these are presented accurately and on time.

·         Develop and implement an internal audit programme to ensure that the company complies with financial procedures and regulations.

·         Develop and maintain all necessary systems, policies and procedures to ensure effective and efficient financial management within the company.

·         Monitor external contracts and services provided by suppliers to ensure that these are operating effectively and provide the best value to the company.

·         Carry out all necessary actions to ensure that the company meets its financial and legal obligations.

·         Any other ad-hoc duties when required by the business.

Skills and Attributes:


·         Ability to manage all aspects of the financial function and to achieve required outcomes within defined reporting timescales

·         Good people management skills to effectively organise work requirements of the financial team and to lead and motivate all members of the team

·         Effective operating style to support and influence profit performance through all areas of the business

Essential Skills:

·         Qualified member of an accountancy body or holder of an equivalent qualification

·         Meet the requirement for a commercially astute, articulate, technically strong, dynamic, insightful and influential leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels.

·         Exceptional communication skills at all levels

·         Strong IT skills, always being ahead of new technologies

·         Ability to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision-making.

·         High integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance.

·         Energetic, highly motivated, with an enquiring mind and passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of business growth and success.


·         Previous experience Sage Payroll 50 and SAP/ERP systems

·         Polite and professional telephone manner

·         Advanced knowledge of MS Excel

·         A team player with a pleasant and affable personality



Position of : Finance Director-Manufacturing, Cardiff

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