Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Company: Global Logistics Company
We are seeking a highly experienced and dynamic Finance Director to join our global logistics company based in Chelmsford, Essex. This high-profile role will report directly to the Board and carry full responsibility for the worldwide profit and loss (P&L) of the Group. As a key member of the senior management team, the Finance Director will play a critical role in driving financial performance and shaping the strategic direction of the company. In addition to overseeing all financial matters, this position will also involve broader business responsibilities.
- Financial Management:
- Develop and implement financial strategies, policies, and procedures to ensure effective management of the Group's financial resources.
- Provide accurate and timely financial reports, analysis, and recommendations to the Board, enabling informed decision-making.
- Oversee financial forecasting, budgeting, and cash flow management to optimize the company's financial performance.
- Monitor and analyze financial performance indicators, identify areas for improvement, and recommend appropriate actions.
- Worldwide P&L Responsibility:
- Take full ownership of the worldwide P&L of the Group, ensuring alignment with strategic objectives.
- Analyze financial data to identify trends, risks, and opportunities, and make strategic recommendations to enhance profitability and drive growth.
- Collaborate with regional finance teams to consolidate financial results and provide meaningful insights to senior management.
- Business Planning and Strategy:
- Play a pivotal role in developing and executing the company's strategic plans and initiatives.
- Work closely with the Board and executive team to identify new business opportunities, evaluate potential acquisitions or partnerships, and assess financial feasibility.
- Provide financial analysis and guidance to support key decision-making processes.
- Risk Management and Compliance:
- Establish and maintain strong internal controls, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and accounting standards.
- Mitigate financial risks by implementing appropriate risk management strategies and policies.
- Coordinate with external auditors, tax advisors, and regulatory authorities as necessary.
- Team Leadership and Development:
- Lead and inspire a high-performing finance team, fostering a culture of collaboration, accountability, and continuous improvement.
- Provide guidance, mentorship, and development opportunities to team members, ensuring their professional growth and success.
- Foster cross-functional collaboration with other departments to drive integrated financial and business planning.
- Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field; MBA or advanced degree preferred.
- Proven experience (minimum 10 years) as a Finance Director or similar senior finance leadership role, preferably within the logistics or related industries.
- In-depth knowledge of financial management principles, practices, and regulations.
- Strong business acumen with the ability to understand and contribute to the wider business strategy.
- Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and strategic thinking skills.
- Exceptional leadership and communication abilities, with a track record of building and managing high-performing teams.
- Sound knowledge of risk management, compliance, and internal control frameworks.
- Proficiency in financial planning and analysis, budgeting, and forecasting.
- Experience with mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, and post-merger integration is highly desirable.
- Professional certifications such as CPA, CMA, or CFA are a plus.
The Finance Director role in our global logistics company represents an exceptional opportunity for a seasoned finance professional to make a significant impact on the company's financial performance and overall business success. If you are a strategic thinker, possess strong leadership qualities, and thrive in a fast-paced, global environment, we invite you to apply for this exciting position.
Salary £85,000 to £95,000
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