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Divisional Finance Director

Ref: 76725

  • Highly competitive package commensurate with experience
  • 08 Apr 2022
  • Retained

Divisional Finance Director

About the Company

Brightwater Executive is delighted to be exclusively retained in hiring the Divisional Finance Director for this large manufacturing business based in the South East.

About the Position

This role will report into the Managing Director of the business with a dotted line into the Group CFO. The position will play a key part in the Senior Leadership Team.

You will lead the Finance and ICT functions and will be responsible for providing robust “value adding” FP&A to enable effective medium to long-term planning.  You will be a commercial business partner to the MD and will be expected to provide meaningful strategic analysis.  Through cross-functional collaboration, you will assess risks and opportunities, contributing towards the growth of the business.

In addition to this, you will ensure that the business systems are secure, streamlined and best in class.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the Financial Planning process to enable strong and sustainable financial performance
  • Regularly review business performance and provide relevant, accurate and timely analyses
  • Provide Group with analysis as required, including strategy preparation
  • Deliver the quality management information necessary for the effective strategic and operational development of the business
  • Rigorous analysis of capital investment projects, ensuring they deliver targeted returns
  • Co-lead process and systems optimization and improvement as required
  • Ensure the effective management of key business risks as well as the general risk register.
  • Prepare, and have successfully audited, annual statutory accounts
  • Ensure compliance with required legal, tax, audit and corporate governance standards
  • Maintain effective working relationship with external and Internal audit partners


  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, ACMA, CPA or similar) with minimum 10 years’ post qualified experience
  • 10 years’ experience operating at a senior level within a large manufacturing business
  • Experience managing the finance function of a large and complex European / multinational manufacturing business
  • Detailed understanding of ERP and business operating systems / technology
  • 10 years’ experience in management accounting
  • Excellent communication, relationship building and stakeholder management skills
  • Strategic thinker with excellent analytical skills and commercial acumen
  • Ability and experience of operating in rapidly changing, dynamic environments
  • Demonstrable experience of developing high-performance culture

Remuneration Package

Highly competitive package commensurate with experience


For a confidential and discreet conversation to understand more about this role, please contact Warren Hilton on + 353 1 592 7882 or email or apply via link

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