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Finance Director

Finance Director

Role Description
The Finance Director will be responsible for the day-to-day operation, accuracy, integrity, and transparency of the financials within the division. They should also have the ability and willingness to undertake and be responsible for a variety of tasks from creating flexible and integrated budgets and analysing financial data, to overseeing monthly transactional accounts, and undertaking variance analysis. They will work closely and report directly to the Managing Directors, as well as having a dotted line to Group VP of Finance. They should have career interest that extends beyond finance into operations management and leadership. They must be a good communicator, with the ability to work with a range of staff across all departments, have excellent analytical and spreadsheet skills, hands on experience as well as a formal accounting qualification such as ACA or ACCA/CIMA. The post holder must have ambition and enthusiasm to drive change to meet the needs of a growing division.

Competencies / Skills / Knowledge / Experience

  • Proven track record as a successful finance professional
  • Ideally with proven experience / knowledge of event budgets and operations
  • Sound grasp of running a business, including demonstrable skills in risk analysis and forecasting, and the ability to interpret and communicate financial information
  • A forensic eye for detail and the ability to manage time and multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Fully IT competent, particularly Excel and Oracle (or similar) Accounts
  • Exceptional communication skills

What the role includes

  • Lead the Finance team, whilst also working closely with the group finance team
  • Take responsibility for event costings, from working with operations on initial budgeting, and forecast reporting, to finalisation and reconciliation to the General Ledger
  • Ensure the accuracy of event reporting in all aspects
  • Maintain Fixed Cost forecast reporting
  • Produce monthly business packs, summarising actual results vs. budget and forecast, and attend monthly business meetings with the business leads
  • Run Accruals and Deferrals reports at month end and prepare reclass / cut-off journals
  • Analyse previous sales and marketing patterns in the business and provide analytics accordingly
  • Negotiate group deals with suppliers and provide challenge and critique to existing deals
  • Analyse commercial arrangements with third party income partners and ensure revenue is being maximised


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