Finance Director

  • Job Reference: 4795
  • Date Posted: 10 October 2021
  • Recruiter: Arlington Resource Management
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Salary: £70,000 to £90,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: bonus + benefits
  • Sector: Finance Director, Finance Controller, Finance Manager
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Finance Director:- Our client is a small and impressive privately owned growing Commodity Trading business (T/O £15m) in Central London, well established, well-funded and successful, about to embark upon an exciting period of development into new revenue streams and new territories.

To aid this future development the company is looking to appoint a new Finance Director to take over from the retiring FD and steer the finance function through this growth, working closely with the MD and the Board. The role will include:

  • Managing the day to day finance function, overseeing a small team covering bookkeeping, ledgers, VAT and credit control.
  • Provision of quality management accounts, management information and KPIs for the Board and shareholders and monitoring of banking covenants
  • Maintaining the relationship with the company's bankers, negotiating facilities when required.
  • Reconciliation of trading positions and monitor of computerised hedging systems
  • Managing the annual budgeting and forecasting process, monitoring macro-economic conditions and currency movements
  • Monitoring margins, working capital and cash flow in a multi-currency environment
  • Managing HR, payroll, insurance, company secretarial and compliance issues
  • Constant review and updating of systems and controls, including Microsoft Dynamics and the company's integrated management system
  • Work closely with senior management and the Board to aid strategic decision-making as the company expands.

This role will suit an experienced Accountant / Financial Controller / Finance Director who can combine a hands-on approach with long term vision, ideally with experience in a commodity/metal trading / price-volatile environment, although other experience will be considered.

Excellent long term opportunity as Finance Director in a privately owned business.