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JOB ROLE:           Finance Director

REPORTING TO:  Managing Director

DURATION:          Permanent

SALARY:              £120,000 - £130,000


The Company:

Our client is a global manufacturer of windows, doors, stairs and treated composite trims and panels.  With over 50 years of experience they have group turnover in excess of US $3.5 Billion and operates across over 20 countries including North America, Europe and Australia. Our client comprises of approximately 150 divisions employing in excess of 20,000 people.


​The role:

​Reporting to, and acting as a trusted business partner to the UK Managing Director, the UK Finance Director will be key member of the Senior Leadership team.  This is a high profile appointment and key objectives will centre around overseeing the UK Finance function, and supporting the commercial strategy ensuring that you manage our client’s finances responsibly and rigorously.


  • Part of the UK leadership team that develops the business strategy to ensure sustainable and profitable growth

  • Contributing to the strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making where appropriate, and providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities.

  • Analysing the financial climate and market, offering informed decisions and opinions regarding future strategy

  • Responsible for all company reporting requirements; including weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly forecasts.  In addition to all statutory reporting.

  • Ensuring that company financial systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth

  • Ensuring corporate budgeting processes are carried out and reviewed.

  • Ultimately responsibility for the company’s cash management policies; including cash, debtors and creditors

  • The escalation point of contact for customer disputes and warranty claims etc

  • Responsible for ensuring that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met

  • Co-ordinating all CAPEX requirements

  • A business partner, both internally and externally, maintaining strong working relationships across all levels of the business

  • Driving costing models for all products within the business

  • Proactively managing any business risk to minimise or prevent any potential impacts


Key skills/attributes required:

  • A qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) with 8 years PQE

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment

  • Previous experience working for a US owned organisation would be advantageous

  • Experienced in managing a finance function

  • Exposure to change management or a turnaround situation would also be advantageous

  • Preferably worked through a significant ERP project (SAP preferred)

  • Educated to a minimum of degree level


  • Highly driven and ambitious leader

  • Derives satisfaction from robust financial controls. 

  • Your leadership qualities, assertive, considered and considerate, will be key to providing direction to the finance function. 




  • Annual performance related bonus

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