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Finance Director - Import / Export - Manchester

FD Capital are recruiting a UK Finance Director (FD) Company for an Import-Export Business based in Manchester.

Job Description: We are seeking a skilled and experienced Finance Director (FD) to join our import-export business based in Manchester, UK. As the Finance Director, you will be responsible for overseeing the financial operations and driving the financial performance of the company. This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established business and contribute to its growth and success.

Note: The import-export business is based in Manchester, UK. The role may require occasional travel.

  1. Financial Strategy and Planning: Develop and execute the company's financial strategy, aligning it with the overall business objectives and long-term goals. Provide financial insights and recommendations to support strategic decision-making.
  2. Financial Reporting and Analysis: Oversee the preparation and presentation of accurate and timely financial reports, including monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements. Conduct thorough financial analysis to identify trends, variances, and areas for improvement.
  3. Budgeting and Forecasting: Lead the budgeting and forecasting process, working closely with department heads to establish realistic financial targets. Monitor budget performance and provide regular updates to senior management.
  4. Cash Flow Management: Manage and optimize the company's cash flow, ensuring sufficient liquidity for operational needs. Develop and implement cash flow forecasting and monitoring processes.
  5. Risk Management: Identify and mitigate financial risks, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and best practices. Establish and maintain robust internal controls to safeguard the company's assets.
  6. Tax and Compliance: Ensure compliance with all tax obligations, including VAT, customs duties, and other relevant import-export regulations. Liaise with external tax advisors as necessary.
  7. Financial Operations: Oversee day-to-day financial operations, including accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and treasury management. Review and improve financial processes and systems to drive efficiency and accuracy.
  8. Stakeholder Management: Serve as the key finance contact for internal stakeholders, providing financial insights and guidance. Build and maintain relationships with external stakeholders, such as banks, auditors, and advisors.
  9. Team Leadership: Manage and develop the finance team, providing guidance, coaching, and performance feedback. Foster a collaborative and high-performing finance function.
  10. Continuous Improvement: Identify opportunities for process improvements and automation within the finance department. Drive initiatives to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and reporting capabilities.
  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with a strong finance background.
  • Significant experience in a senior finance leadership role, preferably as a Finance Director or Financial Controller, within an import-export business.
  • In-depth knowledge of import-export finance, including VAT, customs duties, and associated regulations.
  • Proven experience in financial planning, budgeting, and analysis.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to provide strategic insights and recommendations.
  • Excellent knowledge of UK GAAP and financial reporting standards.
  • Experience in managing cash flow, working capital, and risk management.
  • Familiarity with ERP systems and proficiency in financial software applications.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Results-oriented mindset with a focus on driving financial performance and business growth.
  • Attention to detail and high level of integrity.

If you are a strategic finance leader with experience in the import-export industry and a passion for driving financial excellence, we would love to hear from you. Join our dynamic team and play a key role in the financial success of our business.

Job Benefits

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FD Capital are a leading national recruiter of FD's and CFOs, we have national coverage and cover Manchester FD and Manchester CFO roles.

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Employment Type
Beginning of employment
1st July 2021
Duration of employment
Import / Export
Job Location
Working Hours
Base Salary
£75,000-£90.000 Per year
Date posted
May 23, 2021
Valid through
June 30, 2021
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