What is a Finance Director?
Finance Director is responsible for and has overall control over all financial aspects of company strategy. They also provide financial advice and support to senior executives to help make key decisions.
Finance Director Duties
- Create and manage high performing teams across the Finance function.
- Enable maximum availability of working capital to support the company’s strategic plans
- Management of foreign currency.
- Internal and external data analysis to ensure the business uses fact-based decision making
- Researching, analysing and modelling strategic opportunities for the group.
- Financial management of the company, cash flow and budget management, financial control, statutory reporting and coordination of annual audits.
- Setting and reviewing annual budgets, forecasts and re-forecasts, including planning, implementing and maintaining accountancy and budgeting systems and policies.
- Preparation of the business and full involvement in the process leading up to its first transaction.
- Produce monthly timely and accurate management accounts reporting for all levels of the company including monthly forecasts identifying future group profitability, cash and resourcing requirements.
- Co-ordinate the annual business planning process with the production of annual budgets and targets.
- Maintain accurate statutory financial records and compliance with company legal requirements and ensure that adequate financial controls are in place throughout the company at all times.
- Development and reporting on KPI’s across the business to keep the management team focused on the right tasks.
- Review and continue to develop financial business model and focus heavily on ensuring the business is growing as quickly as possible whilst exceeding its quality measures.
Common Skills and Requirements
Leadership, Analysis, Communication, Working well under pressure
Microsoft Office, Xero, SAP
Average Finance Director Salary
€80,000 – €100,000 per year
Finance Director CV Examples
Finance & Commercial Director
- Finance & Commercial Director, Northern Rail, York & Manchester (Apr 2016 – Jun 2018)
- Finance Lead Director, Northern Rail Mobilisation Team (Jan 2016 – Apr 2016)
- Finance & Commercial Director, Arriva Trains Wales, Cardiff (Sep 2011 – Jan 2016)
- Financial Controller, Arriva Trains Wales (Mar 2005 – Sep 2011)
- Head of Management Info, Arriva Trains Wales (Dec 2003 – Mar 2005)
- BA (Hons) Degree in Accountancy & Finance
Head of Finance / Interim Senior Finance Manager
- Head of Finance, Black Pearl Homes (Mar 2018 – Present)
- Interim Senior Finance Manager, Equim Holdings (Dec 2017 – Mar 2018)
- Interim Group Finance Director, Carpenter Investment Group (Jun 2016 – Dec 2017)
- Managing and Finance Director, GreenAcres Group Limited (Sep 2010 – Oct 2015)
- Bachelor of Arts, Geography, University of Birmingham
- Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants
- Strategic Management Module, Cranfield University
Interim Finance Director
- Interim Finance Director (Contract), People io (May 2018 – Present)
- Finance Director, ESP Global Services Limited (Feb 2017 – May 2018)
- Chief Financial Officer, Aegate Holdings Limited (Oct 2014 – Feb 2017)
- Finance Director, Specialist Fleet Services Limited (Nov 2006 – Sep 2014)
- Finance Manager / Finance Director, Five Arrows Leasing Limited (Jan 2003 – Oct 2006)
- MBA, Manchester Business School (1999 – 2002)
- BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance, Brighton University (1989 – 1992)
- Finance Director, Premium Bakery Division, Real Good Food (2016 – Present)
- Finance Director Operations, Microbiology, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (2014 – 2016)
- Interim Finance Director, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (2014 – 2014)
- Finance Director, Fiberweb Geosynthetics (2011 – 2013)
- CFO, Boormait (2010 – 2011)
Finance Director / Business Process Director
- Finance Director / Business Process Director, Walgreens Boots Alliance (Jun 2017 – Present)
- Head of Business Readiness (Jan 2016 – May 2017)
- Head of Finance – Corporate Functions (May 2013 – Dec 2015)
- Senior Finance Business Partner – IT & Operations, Alliance Healthcare (Feb 2011 – Apr 2013)
- Senior Financial Accountant, Alliance Healthcare (Aug 2009 – Jan 2011)