Finance Director (Interim)

Vacancy posted: Monday, 10 October 2016

Salary: úcompetitive
Location: Glasgow

Our client is a professional services organisation, responsible for providing a consistent high quality service with an ongoing focus on continuous improvement. A critical member of the Executive Management team, the Finance Director is responsible for driving operational and financial performance within a complex setting.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Finance Director is fully accountable for commercial delivery, spanning financial performance, procurement and audit, risk & governance. With three direct reports, this role encapsulates people leadership as well as a significant level of stakeholder engagement across a diverse and convoluted landscape.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Leadership and management of the commercial team with accountability for financial planning, cash management and financial governance across the organisation
  • Leading committee and board meetings,  with specific responsibility for all commercial decisions/ agreements and the corresponding compliance and governance, deputising for the Chief Executive when required
  • As a service provider, ensuring cost efficiency, viability of commercial proposals and performance enhancement in line with the corporate strategy and business plan
  • Embedding an effective risk management framework, ensuring key controls are operational throughout the business 
  • The ability to navigate a complex stakeholder group, often with conflicting priorities

This challenging role is well suited to a self-motivated and resilient individual with exceptional technical skills, an analytical, commercial mind-set and a passion for excellence. Prior experience operating in a large organisation would be advantageous, coupled with the ability to work under pressure whilst demonstrating a high level of integrity.

To be successful in application, you must also be able to demonstrate:

  • Outstanding leadership skills, with the ability to manage and motivate people to deliver a consistently high level of service
  • A strong commercial aptitude, with an innovative approach to identifying and developing commercial opportunities
  • A qualified accountant with strong financial skills, promoting high levels of financial governance and risk management at all times
  • Experience in a client-facing capacity, comfortable negotiating at all levels with the ability to articulate complex arguments well

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Finance Director looking for a unique opportunity to drive an organisation through a significant period of change. The initial period will be 9 months but may well extend to 12months+. 

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Contact Name Sara Harrison
Telephone 01413703978

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