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Finance Director Cambridge

Our client is a £750m turnover logistics business, with international headquarters who operates globally but with a significant presence in Europe. They are seeking a UK-based Finance Director to report to the CFO and lead the finance function.

The Role

  • The role will be responsible for all aspects of finance across all territories.
  • There is a particular emphasis on technical accounting skills, complex consolidations, tax, US GAAP etc, but complemented by demonstrable strong commercial acumen.
  • The role is largely office based in Cambridge office (4 days on site, 1 day remote), travel to London will be required on a regular basis will be required. Some international travel will be needed.

Applicants must currently have the right to work in the UK; visa sponsorship cannot be supported.

  1. Financial Strategy: Develop and execute the company's financial strategy aligned with the overall business goals, driving sustainable growth and profitability in the logistics and transport industry.
  2. Financial Planning and Analysis: Lead the financial planning and budgeting process, providing accurate forecasts, analysis, and insights to support strategic decision-making. Identify trends, risks, and opportunities and recommend appropriate actions.
  3. Financial Reporting: Ensure accurate and timely preparation of financial statements, management reports, and KPIs. Maintain compliance with accounting standards, regulations, and best practices.
  4. Cash Flow Management: Oversee cash flow planning and optimization, monitoring working capital, and ensuring adequate liquidity to support operational requirements.
  5. Risk Management: Identify and manage financial risks, implementing effective controls, and ensuring compliance with financial regulations, tax requirements, and industry standards.
  6. Financial Operations: Supervise the day-to-day financial operations, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and general ledger activities. Streamline processes and implement best practices to optimize efficiency and accuracy.
  7. Financial Systems and Controls: Oversee financial systems implementation and enhancements, ensuring data integrity, reliability, and security. Develop and maintain robust internal controls to safeguard company assets.
  8. Strategic Partnerships: Collaborate with external stakeholders, such as banks, auditors, legal advisors, and insurance providers, to optimize financial management and support business growth initiatives.
  9. Team Leadership: Build and lead a high-performing finance team, providing guidance, coaching, and professional development opportunities. Foster a culture of collaboration, accountability, and continuous improvement.
  10. M&A and Business Development: Assess and analyze potential merger and acquisition opportunities, lead financial due diligence, and contribute to strategic business development initiatives.

Key Skills & Experience

  • Experience leading finance teams across international boundaries.
  • Excellent technical accounting skills, consolidations, tax, audit, etc.
  • Experience of transactions, particularly integrating acquisitions.
  • Strong commercial acumen.
  • Fully qualified ACA/ACCA with 5+ years post-qualification experience.
  • Ability to form relationships quickly across all levels of the organisation.
  • Excellent communicator with an abundance of initiative.
  • Ambition, energy, enthusiasm and drive to succeed.

Applicants must currently have the right to work in the UK; visa sponsorship cannot be supported.

Job Benefits

Great location.


FD Capital are a leading FD and CFO recruiter with a Cambridge CFO focus.  Visit our website at FD capital to lean more about us.

Part-Time Finance Director - Farnborough - Hampshire
Portfolio CFO - London
Employment Type
Beginning of employment
1st March 2022
Duration of employment
Transport and Logistics
Job Location
Working Hours
Base Salary
£110,000-£140,000 Per year
Date posted
January 3, 2022
Valid through
March 31, 2022
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