Finance Director in South East England

What is a finance director?

A company Finance Director manages the day-to-day operation of the finance team and helps to drive business success by providing the financial insights that lead to better commercial decisions. A Finance Director role blends strategy with operations, risk and compliance.

Finance director job description and responsibilities

The Finance Director is responsible for making sure the company meets financial and legal obligations. They create and maintain best practice reporting, procedures and policies, and support the business with risk and compliance.They act as the connection between the finance team and the CEO or CFO, helping to drive strategy and hit targets using their financial insight, while also overseeing the finance team as a whole.Typical daily duties include:Managing cash flowPreparing the monthly management accountsOverseeing reporting, forecasting and budgeting via the finance teamOffering support on tax, audit and riskManaging external relationships with banks, auditors, consultants etc.Developing financial and commercial strategyManagement of processes and controlsUtilisation of finance systems

Finance Director job qualifications, skills and experience

A strong academic background is preferred for this role, and employers will be looking for a bachelor’s degree (minimum) in one of the following subjects:FinanceAccountingBusinessMathematicsEngineeringFinance Directors should be qualified accountants (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) and should also have plenty of experience in dealing with commerciality, stakeholders and board members. It’s also helpful to have several years’ experience in a financial management role and experience with effective cost control. Good leadership skills are important, especially concerning the development of staff skills.Employers are looking for professionals with some of the following personal qualities:Group and team leadership skillsExcellent written and verbal communication skillsBusiness acumenTarget-drivenStrategic thinking

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Salary for Finance Director in South East England
92675 - 135850
25th Percentile
92675
Little or no prior experience in the position; still developing relevant skills. Demand: Low
50th Percentile
110000
Some prior experience in the position; has several relevant skills. Demand: Moderate
75th Percentile
135850
Extensive prior experience in the position; has mastered relevant skills. Demand: High
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