The Finance Director is responsible to ensure the overall effective financial management and reporting and actively contribute towards the financial planning and strategic growth of the Company. The ideal candidate will need to act as a gatekeeper of all regional submissions which include monthly financial reporting, pricing, budgeting, etc.
The role monitors and implements internal financial controls throughout all regions and departments to ensure maximum profitability and is responsible for managing the financial and accounting policies, systems and processes, inclusive of: regulatory requirements, treasury management, risk control environment and consolidation.
Support and manage all finance activities and be responsible for the effective flow of financial information to Senior & Executive Management and other stakeholders
Be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace, while managing all activities within the department
Identify, establish and rollout essential finance policies while at the same time ensure all policies are up to date with the latest changes and/or expansion of the business.
Responsibilities will include but will not necessarily be limited to:
Prepare and present management reporting, business plans, feasibility studies, financial plans, annual budgets, forecasts and other financial or business documents to Senior and Executive Management
To support the Vice President of the Region in controlling the profit and loss, balance sheet and cash-flow as well as financial reporting process and delivering budget plan.
To participate within the Strategic Management Team in forward planning and the effective daily organization of the Company’s financial activities, including business planning, policy setting, financial budgeting / forecasting and strategic decision making.
To oversee the financial responsibilities for regulatory and legal compliance, including taxation (VAT, corporation tax, employee taxes etc.), dividends, statutory annual reports and accounts of the various operations, with support from the head office.
To contribute to the strategic planning and development of the Region, including supporting corporate departments with financial structure planning, tax planning and other finance related matters.
Responsible for the region-specific legal aspects, administration, treasury, company insurance, contracts and agreements, and liaising with the relevant corporate support functions on such matters.
To lead and initiate liaison with auditors, business advisers and banks.
To manage and oversee the preparation of all statutory returns including tax returns.
To ensure accurate and timely preparation of management accounts, the effective operation and development of management systems for all accounting functions, particularly those relating to purchase ledger, sales ledger, payroll, cash and banking, nominal ledgers, and stock control.
Provide consultation and prepare/review documentation for complex accounting/reporting issues for external auditors, and/or other governing bodies
To continuously review and provide recommendations for updating tjhe Company’s financial policies and procedures as necessary and related documentation and dissemination of the same among relevant staff (through training).
Qualifications and Desirable Skills & Experience:
Professional Accounting Qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CPA or equivalent)
US GAAPs, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) practical knowledge and experience.
Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a finance function, previous experience in a controller position preferably within the automotive sector (private and/or public).
Comercial mindset towards decision making and opportunities.
Proven experience of project bid management processes.
Excellent organisational, interpersonal, oral/written communication skills.
Must be a self-driven, results and deadline oriented, and have a high multi-task proficiency.
Comfortable working independently in a fast paced environment.
Effective in managing conflict and working collaboratively in teams.
Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Power Point, Word, Excel, and Access, with advanced Excel capability advantageous for modelling activities.
Sound negotiation techniques and strategy development.