Finance Director

  • Location

    West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Automotive, General engineering & manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £90k - 100k per year + benefits

  • Contact:

    Nima Mahmoudi

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  • Contact phone:

    01384 446152

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Finance Director
£90,000 - £100,000 + benefits
West Midlands


Are you an established Finance Director with considerable experience of working in a fast paced manufacturing business? Or you could be a highly driven Financial Controller looking for the next step up? If so, I have a great opportunity that my client has retained Jonathan Lee Recruitment on; an exciting global business with an excellent product offering.

My client, a niche supplier into the Automotive sector is looking for an exceptional Finance Director to ultimately take control of the financial management and running of the UK plant. Being plant based, this is a senior hands-on Finance Director position, managing 5 people, working with shared services overseas and having two reporting lines; one being in the UK and the other central Europe.


Your duties and responsibilities will include:


  • Being the main point of contact for all critical financial queries in the plant
  • Responsible for the plants’ budget planning, MPT, forecast
  • Leadership and development of the Finance team which includes Tax, Management Accounting. Local IT and Indirect Purchasing will also report in
  • Responsibility for monthly Closing and Management-Reporting (incl. Analysis)
  • Responsibility for all tax related topics (Corporation Tax, VAT, customs duties and excise, Intrastat and EC Sales reporting)
  • Responsibility for project controlling of running production projects
  • Search and implementation/initiation of potential improvements in the company (cost/revenue optimisation)
  • Maintain internal control safeguards and risk management


We are looking for people with experience of the following:


  • Experience of controlling a manufacturing business, ideally within the Automotive sector
  • In depth-knowledge of P&L in standard costing, balance Sheet and cash Flow
  • Entrepreneurial thinking
  • An excellent relationship builder and communicator
  • Good knowledge of SAP
  • Experience in working with Accounting Shared Services
  • A demonstrable track record of leading and developing people
  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified


***Please note that due to internal movements, this positions start date will be quarter four of 2020. I understand and appreciate that this may not be suitable or convenient for immediately available candidates and those with shorter notice periods, however this cannot be changed due to the nature and circumstances surrounding the appointment. First stage interviews will take place from early June***

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Executive Search, a leading technical and industrial consultancy. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Executive Search are those of an Employment Agency.

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