Job Title: Finance Director
We are a well-established and reputable hospitality company based in Swindon, Wiltshire. With a strong presence in the industry, we offer exceptional hospitality services, including hotels, restaurants, and event venues. We are committed to delivering outstanding customer experiences and maintaining our position as a market leader. To support our continued growth and financial success, we are seeking an experienced and strategic Finance Director to join our team.
As the Finance Director, you will play a critical role in leading the financial management and strategy of our hospitality company. Reporting to the CEO and working closely with the executive team, you will provide financial guidance, oversee financial operations, and drive the achievement of our business objectives. Your expertise in financial planning, analysis, and risk management will be essential in maintaining our financial health and supporting our growth ambitions.
- Financial Strategy and Planning: Develop and execute the financial strategy in alignment with the company's business objectives and growth plans.
- Financial Reporting and Analysis: Prepare accurate and timely financial reports, statements, and analysis for senior management, board of directors, and stakeholders.
- Budgeting and Forecasting: Lead the budgeting and forecasting processes, ensuring alignment with strategic goals and providing insights for decision-making.
- Cash Flow Management: Oversee cash flow planning, working capital management, and treasury functions to optimize liquidity and financial stability.
- Cost Management: Analyze cost structures, identify areas for efficiency improvement, and implement cost control measures to enhance profitability.
- Financial Operations: Manage financial operations, including accounting, taxation, and audit functions, to ensure accuracy, compliance, and adherence to industry standards.
- Revenue Management: Develop and implement revenue management strategies to maximize revenue and profitability across the hospitality business.
- Risk Management: Identify and assess financial risks, implement risk mitigation strategies, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and internal controls.
- Financial Performance Analysis: Provide financial insights, performance analysis, and key metrics to support strategic decision-making and drive operational improvements.
- Stakeholder Management: Collaborate with stakeholders, including lenders, auditors, and regulatory authorities, to maintain strong relationships and ensure compliance.
- Team Leadership: Lead and mentor the finance team, fostering a high-performance culture, promoting professional development, and ensuring effective collaboration.
- Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).
- Professional accounting qualification (e.g., ACA, ACCA, CIMA) is essential.
- Proven experience as a Finance Director or a similar senior finance leadership role within the hospitality sector.
- Strong knowledge of financial planning, budgeting, and reporting, with experience in the hospitality industry being advantageous.
- Familiarity with revenue management, cost control, and financial analysis in the hospitality sector.
- Solid understanding of financial regulations, accounting standards, and tax laws applicable in the UK.
- Strong analytical skills, with the ability to provide strategic insights and drive data-driven decision-making.
- Excellent leadership abilities, with experience in managing and developing finance teams.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels.
- Proficiency in financial software applications and ERP systems.
Joining our hospitality company as the Finance Director in Swindon, Wiltshire presents an exciting opportunity to contribute to our continued success and growth. If you possess the qualifications, experience, and enthusiasm for the hospitality sector, we invite you to submit your application. Our company values a supportive work environment and provides opportunities for professional development and career advancement.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further assessment.
Salary £70,000 -£75,000
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