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Finance Director

Highly knowledgeable ACMA CGMA professional with extensive experience in leading all aspects of accounting and finance management. Vision-driven, a goal-focused executive with a proven history of innovation and achievement. Demonstrated history of forecasting and preparing annual budgets to develop accurate financial reports for better decision-making. Proven track record of designing and implementing strategic financial policies related to billing, reporting, and auditing to streamline workflow processes. Instrumental in using in-depth industry best practices and accounting knowledge to solve business problems, allocate resources, and achieve financial goals. Possesses a strong background in staff development and supervision; motivating high-performing teams committed to achieving collective goals and shared vision. Instrumental in identifying problematic areas and mitigating risks.    
  • Plan and direct all key responsibilities related to financial aspects of a multi-million business while leading a team of 10 qualified/part-qualified accountants.
  • Provide extensive support to teams through weekly 1:1’s and performance evaluations every six months.
  • Generate reports and present quarterly forecasting to identify, as well as secure monthly risks/opportunities updates and annual budgeting process.
  • Develop and present the monthly reporting pack and analysis for Divisional Leaders.
  • Lead capital investment project, encompassing internal funding requests and appraisal along with presenting reports to division/senior teams and presenting financial information on business day reviews.
  • Assist in business acquisition integration ensuring successful results.
  • Ensure adhering to internal control procedures within the organisation framework, as well as complying with HMRC Senior Accounting Officer expectations and annual sign-off.
  • Collaborate with internal/external auditors and organisation Divisional teams, in compliance with treasury and tax requirements.
  • Optimize and enhance monthly/annual financial reporting and analysis, as well as monthly forecasting process along with preparing additional detailed reports during Covid.
  • Decreased deadlines and incorporated additional reporting
  • Facilitated teams during ERP upgrade process in collaboration with the implementation team.
  • Achieved company goals by assisting teams and execution for the acquisition integration process.
  • Streamlined quarterly forecasting processes to accommodate new owners.
  • Finance Business Partnering
  • Drove achievement of cash targets defined by internal management and Group Head Office, by ensuring optimum management of capital (dr’s/cr’s).
  • Planned and generated monthly forecast reports and annual budgets for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Delivered support for continuous business improvement by implementing and recommending financial strategies.
  • Prepared Adhoc reports and returns, including new investment appraisals, annual pension, and insurance returns.
  • Managed stocktake process to provide detailed analysis related to inventory.
  • Employed and coached new and existing employees to increase retention.
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