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Interim Finance Director


£600 per day (Outside IR35)

Midlands based (office 2 days per week)


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Finatal is currently partnered with an exciting and high-growth retail e-commerce business who has recently received private equity backing from a mid-market firm. We are seeking a Finance Director, who has previous experience working within recently backed companies, to help lead in this transition period.

Role Overview:

This is a hands-on position that will suit someone who has a proven track record within an e-commerce business. They must be confident to bring about change autonomously and be a confident 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.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Proven experience as a Finance Director or senior financial leadership role.
  • 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.