Finance Director

Discipline: Data, Digital
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £100k DOE plus benefits
Contact name: Steve Souster

Contact email: steve@air-recruitment.com
Job ref: SS713
Published: 10 days ago

Finance Director, Fully remote (UK) + flexible days/hours– Up to £100k DOE plus benefits

This performance focused business drives their clients to improve marketing activity incrementally, reacting to market changes and their competitor landscape as changing external factors/pressures have now become the norm. Are you the experienced Finance Director who can drive the commercial modelling and efficient operational delivery of their services?

We’re looking for a Finance Director to redesign the businesses finance function from one that has been built up over many years to support traditional marketing agency models to one that is aligned to more agile ways of working and recurring revenue models. In doing so this Finance Director will be instrumental in the businesses ability to monetise their vision for growth over the next decade.

This Finance Director’s responsibilities:

Productivity:

  • Reducing unnecessary administrative tasks across the business

  • Implementing simplified processes and systems that focus purely on the success measures directed and agreed by the Board

  • Ensuring their processes and systems are fit for the delivery and management of all their products and services

  • Ensure all their services are sold correctly through the Client Services team and that they can realise the commercial value of them all

Operations:

·         Lead the budgeting process with the CEO and VPs

·         Drive continual improvement of the budgeting process through the education of department managers on budgetary issues impacting their performance

·         Provide CEO and VPs with both lead and lag measures along with recommendations to ensure they can easily focus their teams on the short, medium and long-term efforts that will make the biggest impact to the commercial success of the business

·         Oversees all finance functions, including cash management, asset accounting and divisional policies and procedures, reviews budget vs. actual expenditures with department heads and senior management.

  • Participate in the development of the businesses strategic planning as a partner in evaluating and advising on the impact of long-range planning

Positive business culture:

  • Controlling expenditure by driving a culture of ROI for T&E, Freelance delivery, third party costs, recruitment etc.

  • Lead client contract negotiations through relationships with their clients’ procurement organisations that leverages their approach to long-term partnerships

 
The essential skills we’re looking for in this Finance Director:

·         5+ years of senior finance role experience

·         Experience in both UK and US commercial management

·         Excellent communication skills with internal and external stakeholders to represent the company professionally

·         Initiative and determination to see a project through from start to finish

·         Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·         Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office

·         Able to work with tact and confidentiality with senior decision making teams