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Finance Director

  • Job added:   8 October 2020
  • Salary :   70000
  • Location :   Essex
  • Job Type :   Other
  • Reference :   InAutomotive-11172526
  • Company :   Steele-Dixon

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;

Person Specification:

  • 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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