Financial Director | Oxfordshire | £90k-£100k


Financial Director | Oxfordshire | £90k-£100k

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    Financial Director | Oxfordshire | Consultancy Business | £90k-£100,000

    Harmonic Finance are proud to recruit the next Financial Director for a very successful consultancy business based in Oxfordshire.

    The company

    The business is seeking a hands-on Financial Director to help support the continued rapid growth of their business. They are led by a thriving entrepreneur and deliver business-to-business services both independently (60% of revenue) and as Franchisor (40% of revenue). They've also developed a hugely scalable and highly profitable commercial model.

    The organisation has attained a series of quality standards and accreditations which have given them a competitive advantage in tendering processes and have put their environmental and sustainability credentials front and centre.

    The role

    This is a high-impact Financial Director role and will suit a candidate who has spent a recent part of their career within an owner-managed business. You will be acting as #2 to the CEO/Founder and will have direct top-table input on commercial and financial strategy.

    You will be a highly visible figure within the business. The role requires a 'player-coach': a candidate with the gravitas and emotional intelligence to lead and motivate their team and to compliment the CEO. Having an aptitude to lead and to build rapport with colleagues is an absolute must as you will be leading a Financial Controller, Management Accountant and transactional finance and payroll team.

    The company is in great shape but is scaling at a pace and although the balance sheet is healthy, there are some clear areas of improvement which the CEO would like to be addressed within the first year. Most importantly, this includes the lack of commercial insight and improved financial controls. The role would therefore suit a Head of Finance or Finance Director who has a passion for FP&A and who has strong hands-on skills with excel modelling. A passion for finance systems improvement and business partnering with operational colleagues would also be very helpful.


    Including a recent major acquisition, turnover is expected to increase very rapidly to circa £27 million for the next financial year. The company have developed a Target Operating Model which balances continued organic growth with further plans for acquisitions in the medium-term. Core objective include reaching £50 million turnover within 5 years and building a nationally-recognized brand.


    Company culture is wonderfully open: very welcoming, lots of laughter and a focus upon mutual respect and displaying the company values. The CEO is seeking a Financial Director who will challenge his ideas and suggest new ones versus a "yes person", so an ability to think creatively and to communicate at a high level is a must.

    Essential Skills:

    * Fully-qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA
    * At least 2 years experience at Finance Director or Head of Finance Level within a business with a turnover in excess of £10 million.
    * Experience of working within an owner-managed, entrepreneur-led business within the past 5 years.
    * Balanced aptitude for both financial and commercial accounting.
    * Good Excel skills (particularly of the purposes of forecasting and building simple models)
    * Strong leadership and management skills.
    * Process improvement experience.
    * Values-driven outlook. Our client are extremely community-minded.

    Bonus skills and experience:

    * Experience of working within a franchise structure would be helpful.
    * M&A and business integration experience.
    * Experience with Netsuite and/or Xero would be of benefit.
    * Previous background in Audit or Transactional Services

    Salary: £90,000-£100,000

    Interview process: Initial interviews with Harmonic Founder, Charlie Walker, followed by 2x interviews with the CEO/Founder and a further shareholder. Final stage is likely to be a short presentation task.

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