Finance Director

Ref: AG/931283a

Salary: £100,000pa plus LTIP, bonus and package

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Market: Commerce & Industry

Grafton Banks Finance Executive Search has been retained to assist a rapidly expanding London based, AIM Listed renewable energy technology company with the recruitment of a Finance Director. This business has been through a series A funding cycle and is about to embark on a series B in order to fund the next stage of growth and development globally. 


The Finance Director is the single point of accountability to the CEO and Board of Directors for all financial management, reporting and compliance. They provide strategic and financial guidance to ensure that the company's financial commitments are met and develops all necessary policies and procedures to ensure the sound financial management and control of the company’s business.


They are the leading expert in the business for financial control, budgeting & forecasting, financial strategy and as such directs the efforts of staff, the Company Leadership Team and external partners focused on delivery of funding, investment and/ or other Finance & Compliance-related services. The FD sets all Company financial management, reporting and compliance standards, in line with IFRS, AIM rules and other applicable financial and legal compliance requirements. In addition to meeting external reporting and compliance requirements they provide high quality management information, financial analysis and consistent and regular reporting to the Leadership Team and the Board. They define all Company definitions, standards, formats, frameworks and tools for financial planning, management and reporting inside and outside the Company.


The key elements of responsibility include:


Financial planning & strategy Financial governance, reporting and control Working capital management Capital investment and project finance Compliance Corporate finance and investor relations Financial management standards, processes and systems Managememt of finance staff, outsource partners and third parties Company secretarial


You will possess the following in order to apply:


Background in engineering, infrastructure or energy businesses. Proven track record of working in a fast-paced, growth organisation or start-up, Series A, B business ideal but not essential Experience in a listed environment (AIM or otherwise). Project finance experience ideal but not essential – WIP etc 10+ years’ experience in complex, dynamic business environments with track record of leading multiple aspects of strategic and operational Finance. Proven results with critical, financial decision-support, risk mitigation and performance with financial operations. Experience defining technology requirements and working with IT experts to implement financial management systems to support standards.


This is an attractvive strategic and commercial board level Finance Director opportunity which will develop into a CFO role in the short to medium term. You will be involved with improving systems, processes, reporting and controls in order to improve the back office infrastructure and governance as well as more commercial elements like ongoing contract review and negotiations, financial strategic planning and corporate and project finance responsibilies.


For your experience in the above you will be rewarded with an attractive benefits package to include a highly competitve bonus scheme and LTIP, pension and other benefits.



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