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Finance Director

AJ1018

£120k (plus bonus & equity)

Central London (Hybrid)

Permanent

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Finatal is retained to source a technically strong Finance Director to join a highly acquisitive hospitality group that are scaling rapidly. The business are in need of someone who has experience in a multi-site environment with exposure to stock, FnB, audit, year-end and ideally led fundraising.

This is a hands on, end-end Finance Director position that will suit someone who has a proven track record within a multi-site hospitality/leisure business and bring about change autonomously. The ideal candidate will be a motivated, self-starter who is looking to work alongside some very impressive operators.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement financial strategies to drive profitability and growth.
  • Monitor financial performance against budgets and forecasts, providing insights and recommendations to senior management.
  • Oversee cash flow management, ensuring adequate liquidity for operational needs and strategic investments.
  • Maintain financial controls and procedures to safeguard company assets and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Lead the year-end financial close process, including preparation of financial statements and liaising with auditors.
  • Coordinate audit engagements, ensuring timely completion and resolution of audit queries.
  • Review accounting policies and procedures to ensure compliance with accounting standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Conduct financial due diligence for potential acquisitions, assessing financial risks and opportunities.
  • Prepare financial models and analysis to support investment decisions and negotiations.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to evaluate the financial impact of acquisition targets and integration plans.
  • Review and negotiate property leases, ensuring favorable terms and mitigating risks for the organization.
  • Coordinate with legal counsel to address lease-related legal issues and ensure compliance with contractual obligations.
  • Assess lease agreements for potential financial implications and advise senior management on strategic lease decisions
  • Manage relationships with external service providers, including payroll, tax advisors, and other financial vendors.
  • Ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll and compliance with tax regulations.
  • Negotiate service agreements and monitor performance to ensure service quality and cost-effectiveness.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Proven experience as a Finance Director or senior financial leadership role within a multi-site hospitality/leisure business.
  • Extensive knowledge of financial management principles, accounting standards, and regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial due diligence, acquisitions, and lease negotiations.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret financial data and provide strategic insights.
  • Results-oriented mindset with a focus on driving performance and achieving business objectives.
  • Proactive and adaptable, with the ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.