Finance Director

Here at AFR Consulting, we recruit the very best Finance Directors fill contract, temporary or permanent vacancies across Central and East Lancashire, South Lakes, Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

We have a proven track record within the business community for successfully sourcing highly talented and experienced candidates to meet your requirements. If you are looking for senior level staff, we have the knowledge and the wherewithal to find you the right Finance Director for your business.

As a dedicated financial recruitment agency, our specialist team is able to source and recruit across commerce and industry, public sector and not for profit organisations.  So, if you are searching for a top flight Finance Director to help your business grow, make us you preferred supplier.

What Skills Will A Finance Director Bring To Your Business?

Every vacancy that is registered with AFR Consulting will have bespoke job description drawn up, specifically tailored to suit your needs. We will factor in external influences like whether your business is domestic or international, and the roles and responsibilities will be shaped around your existing finance structure.

The generic skills and responsibilities of a Finance Director, will include, but not be limited to some of the following duties:

  • Work alongside the Managing Director as well as other Senior Executive and Non Executive Board members
  • Be on board to provide leadership to the Board’s Finance and Accounting strategy
  • Take control of the company’s existing accounting function or implement updated systems where necessary
  • Contribute fully to development strategies across all areas of the business
  • Providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans and targets
  • Ensure that company financial systems are robust and compliant enough to support future growth
  • Offer leadership and development opportunities to all members of the finance teams
  • Provide corporate budgeting processes, and ensure that they are carried out in full and regularly reviewed
  • Take ultimate responsibility for the company cash management policies
  • Present annual accounts to investors
  • Ensure that any regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met
  • On a daily basis they will manage company policies regarding capital requirements, debt, taxation, equity, disposals and acquisitions, as appropriate
  • Establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with external parties including customers and advisors

A Finance Director must be an exceptional accountant, with highly developed interpersonal skills.

What Personal Attributes Should A Finance Director Display?

The right candidate for your Finance Director vacancy will also need to display the following attributes in order to succeed:

  • Must be a fully qualified member of an accountancy body or holder of an equivalent qualification
  • Must be commercially astute, articulate, technically strong, dynamic, insightful and influential leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels.
  • Must have excellent communication skills at all levels
  • Must have strong IT skills and have an interest in new technologies
  • Will need the ability to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision-making.
  • Must have high levels of integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance.
  • Energetic, highly motivated, with an enquiring mind and passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of business growth and success.

Whatever the size of your business, we can help you to find the highest calibre Finance Director to steer your business from the front.

If you are looking for Finance Director positions in Lancashire, Cheshire & Greater Manchester or a company looking to hire then please get in touch with us on 01254 311133.

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K Sereice
K Sereice
15:00 15 Oct 20
I would rate this company well for supporting me. I was needing professional advice to know if I was going in the right direction, for a future job role. Sarah helped me with alot of advice. Thank you
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Adele Gaskell
19:11 03 Sep 20
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Jack Croft
Jack Croft
15:56 06 Aug 20
After completing university during the current global pandemic I thought it would be near impossible for me to get employment, However after finding a very interesting job online and with Tammy guiding me though the interview process I was able to feel more confident in myself and abilities.Again thank you Tammy! 😁
James Thomason
James Thomason
15:36 06 Aug 20
Tammy from AFR was brilliant friendly polite and proffesional. Tammy kept me updated and informed with the progress and feedback for my appication and interviews and I secured the position with the salary I was looking for.Thanks
Magda W
Magda W
18:47 15 Mar 20
I would like to use an opportunity to thank for the support that both Tammy and Sarah gave to me throughout the whole interviewing process. They both made me feel confident in myself to go to the interview as tbh if it wasn’t for them I would have struggled a lot more during the whole process ( never been to one before). Tammy Smith was absolutely amazing !!!!!She made me feel comfortable, provided me with all information I needed to succeed!She is also very warm, super friendly and... approachable, very reliable and informative. Honestly, I cannot thank them enough as they are just perfect career match makers!!!!!AFR Consulting/ Tammy Smith - you are a life changer!!!!Thank you very much!!!!read more
Jo English
Jo English
18:33 12 Mar 20
I had an email to let me know about a job opportunity and after a chat and a video interview that seemed to go really well, I was offered an interview.I cant praise them highly enough as they gave me the self confidence and information I needed and got the job.Three months later, yes it was the right job for me thank you everyone for your hard work.
Karina K
Karina K
23:01 07 Nov 19
Really impressed with AFR Consulting and their speedy effort to find me suitable employment. Tammy and Sarah really had my best interests at heart and the whole experience was much more of personal service than a business transaction as found at other recruitment agencies. I would certainly be using them in the future after trusting them to find me the perfect job.
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