Commercial Finance Director – PE Backed Manufacturing
£80k – £100k
North Manchester
Ref: RB1496

The Opportunity

I am working with a high growth, Private Equity backed Manufacturing business with a turnover of c. £30m based in North Manchester. Having seen incredible growth over the last year with significantly more expected post PE backing, they are looking to significantly strengthen their finance team by bringing in an ambitious Commercial Finance Director. The successful candidate will play a vital role in linking the finance function to both marketing and sales whilst providing analysis to drive significant decision making. Working with the CFO and operations you will be responsible for providing commercially focused finance information whilst over time developing a high performing commercial function. The right individual will also be offered the opportunity to step into the number 1 role during the next transaction.

The Role

  • Providing senior leadership across the business and ensuring a continually fit for purpose finance function during a period of growth
  • Developing commercial finance from scratch and providing significant MI and transparency to the CFO, MD and Investors
  • Supporting the eventual Private Equity exit and leading the business into new ownership as the number 1 in finance
  • Supporting M&A with multiple acquisitions planned over the next 2 years
  • Business partner with external stakeholders across the business including suppliers
  • Lead the budgeting and forecasting processes and providing guidance on new projects
  • Provision of quality board packs including input on strategy
  • Lead continuous process improvement including line efficiency and costings
  • Other ad hoc tasks as required

The Requirements

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
  • Excellent communication, able to hold relationships at C-level
  • Experience within manufacturing, engineering, aerospace or automotive is a must
  • Experience within a PE backed business is highly desirable
  • Highly commercial and analytical
  • Ability to translate key financial MI to non-finance personnel
  • Able to develop into the number 1 in finance
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