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Position title
Finance Director - Chelmsford - Essex

Location: Chelmsford, Essex

Company: Global Logistics Company

Position Summary:
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.

  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.

Job Benefits

Salary £85,000 to £95,000


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Part-Time FD Bournemouth
Employment Type
Beginning of employment
1st Nov 2021
Duration of employment
Transport and Logistics
Job Location
Chelmsford, Essex
Working Hours
Base Salary
£85,000-£95,000 Per year
Date posted
September 1, 2021
Valid through
October 31, 2021
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