A Finance Director is sort for a privately owned car retail operation in the Essex. Experience in the retail automotive industry is essential and a formal accounting qualification (ACCA/CIMA/FCCA).
Provide leadership to the company’s finance and accounting strategy, to optimise the company’s financial performance and strategic position;
Control the company’s accounting function;
Contribute to the development of company strategy, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate, and providing financial analysis and guidance on activities, plans, targets and business drivers;
To effectively manage the performance of the accounts team by carrying out reviews and ensuring objectives are cascaded throughout the department;
Work with senior teams to grow the business, formulating strategies and plans;
Oversee, review and adhere to the budgets for each business department;
To ensure the accurate and timely preparation of management accounts;
Any other reasonable duties assigned by management.
Form a close working relationship with the directors, other senior executives, and non-executives;
Ensure that the company’s financial systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth;
Responsible for the company’s cash management policies;
Ensure that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met;
Monitor cash flow, accounts and other financial transactions;
To manage and oversee the preparation of all statutory returns and the management of company pension schemes;
Qualified member of an accountancy body or holder of an equivalent qualification.
Exceptional communications skills at all levels;
Strong IT skills.
Ability to handle high levels of pressure;
High integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance.
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