Finance Lead- FD Designate

Job Title: Finance Lead- FD Designate
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Brighton, East Sussex
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JN -022021-2006626_1613144494
Contact Name: Sally Wilson
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 12, 2021 15:41

Job Description

The Finance Lead FD Designate will take over the existing Finance department and work with the Senior Leadership team to shape and develop a scalable, supportive and commercial finance department.

Client Details

Our client is a growing digital marketing company with aspirations to be the market leader in their field. They are innovative, creative and most importantly a people business. They are looking for their future Finance Director and want to bring in a Finance Lead- FD Designate to develop and grow them into a board member.

With offices in the centre of Brighton they will be a place you want to go into work in a post COVID restrictions world.


As Finance Lead- FD Designate you will have the opportunity to shape and design your role, even the title if you so choose.

There is a small finance team in place who currently take a lead on much of the operational aspects of Finance, however this individual will be able to develop the Finance department through the right resources and create something that works for the business.

The Finance Lead- FD Designate role has all the usual responsibilities of a Head of Finance/ Financial Controller such as month end, financial management, statutory returns etc. However where this role really comes to life is in the value add aspects that you will get involved in such as; business partnering on commercial propositions, project profitability analysis and budgeting and forecasting.

It is hoped that this individual will create a Finance department that warrants a board level Finance professional and this individual will create that role for themselves.


The successful individual will be a entrepreneurial, driven finance professional who is looking to join an organisation on the up.

You will be a Qualified Accountant with 5 years experience and be looking for a Board level position.

Your personality will be comfortable in a fast-moving, professional service-oriented environment driven by both internal and external client expectations of delivery.

You will have ideally worked in a digital marketing, advertising or business services organisation with people management responsibilities and be looking to build on that experience. You will understand who to operate in a client-centric, creatively-oriented working environment and be looking for a Brighton based company to work for.

Job Offer

Up to £50,000 base salary

Future FD opportunity in a growing, Brighton based marketing business