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Finance Director

  • Job added:   11 May 2012
  • Location :   Birmingham
  • Job Type :   Permanent
  • Company :   Mana Premiere Automobiles
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Reporting jointly to the CFO in Doha and the Operations Director in the UK, the individual MPAUK is looking for is a highly-organised person with a high capacity for workload and the practical application of knowledge already acquired, ideally within the Motor Industry.
We are looking for someone who enjoys implementing and improving financial systems and reporting and whom works in a quickly and timely manner and enjoys meeting deadlines. The role of the finance director varies according to the size of the company involved. At present MPA is in a start-up phase with an appetite for expansion. We therefore see the ideal candidate as one adaptable to change and growth within the role.
In General the FD will oversee all financial aspects of company strategy and is responsible for the flow of financial information both asked for and created to both the UK and Qatari Boards along and, where necessary, external parties such as investors or financial Institutions. A degree of travel (including International) will be involved.
Main list of responsibilities:
o   Overall control of the company’s accounting function
o   Financial planning and related ongoing advice for the senior management Teams
o   Formulating financial targets and budgets in accordance with the strategy determined by the board
o   Overall control of all financial transactions and accountancy matters, including audit systems
o   Corporate finance: managing company policies regarding capital requirements, debt, taxation, equity and acquisitions, as appropriate
o   Preparing annual accounts and monthly management accounts
o   Ensuring that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met regarding all the company’s financial affairs
o   Managing professional staff
o   Preparing all reporting systems internally
o   Managing the integrity of the Company Management Information System (Kerridge)
o   Continuously improving processes on behalf of the company to ensure efficiencies are realised
o   Any other adhoc task as required
Key skills required for the role:
  • A ‘hands-on and can-do’ approach
  • Previous Motor Industry Experience
  • Able to work in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Ability to support the Operations Director and CFO in Doha with accurate and timely financial information (timetable in place)
  • Ability to respond quickly to information requests
  • Provide a confidential source of balanced opinion for the Operations Director for the purposes of Business Decisions
  • Be a source of and able to file accurate information with respect to Company Accounting, Accurate Accounting practice and as the Company Secretary
  • Highest levels of accuracy
  • Ability to on occasions be able to travel abroad for business purposes
  • Act with the highest level of personal integrity
  • Able to provide a balanced opinion on Business Decisions backed by sound Financial evaluations
  • Ability to manage a team of direct reports
  • Ability to deputise for the Operations Director on occasions
  • An interest in Systems and IT
Previous Experience and Education:
  • A degree or equivalent
  • A recognised professional accounting qualification
  • Extensive knowledge of the Kerridge Accounting System
  • At least 5 years FD/FC experience in a similar multi-site role
  • Company Secretarial experience
  • Reside in or prepared to relocate to a commutable distance of the Centre in Birmingham
  • Ability to travel to the other MPA Sites on a regular basis
  • A Full Drivers Licence (ideally clean)
Timing, Benefits and Remuneration:
o   MPAUKLTD is looking to fulfil this role as quickly as possible for a start date on or before June 01 2012
o   The Pay is commensurate with the position with a minimum salary level of £65,000 to a negotiable maximum for an outstanding candidate
o   An annual bonus of £15,000 is payable upon completion of previously agreed targets and KPI’s
o   A fully-expensed company car will be provided
o   A contributory pension is available on a matched contribution basis
o   28 days holiday per annum
Application Process and Closing Date
       Directly via the MPAUKLTD website or via appointed recruitment agencies only
       No agencies other than those appointed to handle this position please
       Closing date is the 21st of May 2012

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