Group Finance Director

Ref: AG/J345961

Salary: £90,000 - £120,000pa

Location: West Sussex

Type: Permanent

Market: Commerce & Industry

Grafton Banks Finance Executive Search has been exclusively retained to recruit a Group Finance Director for a rapidly expanding global manufacturing SME in West Sussex. This is an exciting, highly commercial and operational finance position that requires a “hands on” yet strategic number one in finance to work with the CEO and the board to drive future growth and revenue globally.

This is a varied and interesting opportunity which will allow the individual to work with sales and marketing on product pricing decisions, analyse new business opportunities with the CEO and leadership team, manage the factory, warehouse and customer contact teams to ensure smooth operation, assist with group production agility projects, manage future due diligence and  M&A projects, manage and motivate the  finance teams in the UK and abroad as well as operational departments, hold regular operations meetings, drive continuous improvements and challenge the status quo. The role will also take responsibility for budgeting, forecasting, planning and analysis, payroll, pensions, statutory accounts production and board packs, group tax and treasury and FX requirements.

The successful candidate will be an experienced FD or FC looking for their next step up in their career, have previous experience of working in a manufacturing business with an understanding of WIP/COGs, previous SME experience and be highly commercial and operational. You must also possess previous experience of managing operations departments as well as finance and be a “hands on” individual, able to roll your sleeves up and get involved in all aspects of a growing SME. Previous experience of M&A would be an advantage, although not essential. Finally, candidates must be on no more than a three month notice period in order to apply.

For your experience and commitment, you can expect to receive a competitive salary and benefits package to include family health care, bonus, pension and equity.

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For further information please contact Alex Gregory on 01273 229 499, or email

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