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Finance Director

JI49647

£120k per annum

Based in Surrey

Permanent

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A leading private equity investor has recently partnered with a multi-site business to execute a buy and build strategy. They are looking to take the business from 5 sites and £1 million EBIDTA to 40 + sites and £10 million EBITDA.

They are seeking an experienced Finance Director to spearhead financial operations and drive strategic growth initiatives. As the Finance Director, you will play a pivotal role in executing their expansion plans, managing financial resources effectively, and ensuring sound financial governance across multiple sites.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop and implement financial strategies aligned with the company’s growth objectives.
  • Lead financial planning, forecasting, and budgeting processes to support the buy and build strategy.
  • Oversee financial reporting, ensuring accuracy, transparency, and compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Assess and mitigate financial risks, identifying opportunities for operational efficiencies.
  • Collaborate closely with executive leadership and private equity stakeholders to drive informed decision-making.
  • Manage cash flow, capital allocation, and investment strategies to optimize returns.
  • Provide strategic financial guidance for acquisitions, integrations, and divestitures.
  • Lead M&A activities, including target identification, due diligence, valuation, and negotiation.
  • Conduct thorough due diligence assessments to evaluate potential acquisitions and strategic partnerships.
  • Drive post-acquisition integration efforts to maximize synergies and streamline operations.
  • Build and mentor a high-performing finance team, fostering a culture of accountability and continuous improvement,

Key requirements

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • Proven track record as a Finance Director or similar leadership role in a multi-site environment.
  • Experience in private equity-backed businesses, executing buy and build strategies preferred.
  • Strong financial acumen with the ability to interpret complex financial data and formulate actionable insights.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Strategic thinker with a results-oriented mindset and a proactive approach to problem-solving.
  • Proficiency in financial modelling, analysis, and ERP systems.