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Finance Director

Hays Senior Finance
Herefordshire, England
Competitive salary
Closing date
10 Oct 2023

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Your new company

Hays Senior Finance are recruiting exclusively for a family-owned business with a high reputation for product and service excellence. Formed in the 1980's the business is based on a strong commitment to R&D in its core area of technology; fabric engineered solutions.

With such a strong niche area of excellence the business has built up a formidable brand both in the UK and internationally. Currently, some 70% of revenues are generated outside the UK and there is exciting opportunity for growing this global presence across our three core markets.

Your new role

The business has achieved steady, profitable growth built on a strong balance sheet. The foundations created are strong both in terms of factory technologies, research & development, and ERP systems. The business spurred on by an ambitious Board of Directors is now looking to build more rapidly from this strong base and to take advantage of the many opportunities presented by the drive to net-zero, a more unpredictable climate, new emerging markets, and the clear return on investment of its products.

To this end the Board are looking to appoint a strategic FD with the talent to lead and support the growth of the business in these new international markets, whilst continuing to invest and grow in our core operational efficiencies in our home markets.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Overall control and responsibility for Group financial affairs
  • Provide advice and guidance on financial strategy for Group
  • Provide advice and guidance on financial strategy
  • Pro-actively work with other Board members to develop, implement, and monitor growth strategies
  • Commercial drive to focus on efficiency and operational excellence
  • Excellence in reporting and insightful analysis
  • Overall control of HR policy
  • Overall control of IT and digital communications
  • Develop the necessary policies and procedures to meet group business objectives
  • Group Secretary

What you'll need to succeed

  • Full CIMA qualified or equivalent
  • A Degree, or similar, or by experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a senior finance role
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • International experience
  • Adept at managing a group structure with subsidiary businesses in different jurisdictions
  • A system driven FD with a strong grasp of IT and its power to harness and support change.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.

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At Hays we invest in lifelong partnerships that empower people and businesses to succeed. With over 50 years’ success under our belts and a workforce of 10,000+ people across 32 countries, we’ve evolved to put our customers at the heart of everything we do.

From CFO to Newly Qualified, we work with talented finance professionals and match them with organisations where they can achieve a lasting impact.

So much more than specialist recruiters in accounting and finance, what really sets us apart is our knowledge through scale, deep understanding and our ability to meaningfully innovate for our customers. All our consultants have strong relationships across the industry and the support of our extensive global network. That’s why organisations of all types and sizes – from international blue chips to SMEs – trust us to find the people who can help transform their business.

So, whether you want something local or international, permanent, or interim, we have the breadth of coverage and the depth of understanding to help you find it.

We have specialist recruitment teams in the following areas:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Credit Control
  • Part-Qualified Accountant
  • Payroll
  • Public Practice Accounting
  • Public Services Accounting
  • Senior Finance – Qualified
  • Support, Ledgers & Bookkeeping
  • Tax & Treasury

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