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February 19, 2024
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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As a member of the Leadership Team, and working closely with the MD, the FD will ensure that the Group’s business and financial strategies are aligned, implemented and stay on track to ensure profitable growth and financial sustainability.




9AM – 5.30PM MON-FRI




  • Lead, mentor and develop the Finance team
  • Collaborate with the Leadership team to develop and implement the Group's strategic vision
  • Lead long-term financial forecasting and planning to ensure sustainability and growth
  • Drive financial strategy to optimise investment, funding and growth opportunities
  • Provide financial analysis and guidance on all business activities
  • Oversight and ownership of all aspects of R&D funding claims Finance Operations
  • Optimise all financial functions and processes including accounting, budgeting, capital expenditure, tax, treasury and audit with a focus on cost controls and efficiencies
  • Oversee all Company and Group insurance and liabilities and the development of detailed costing and pricing models
  • Develop and oversee risk management strategies, identifying potential threats and implementing preventative measures
  • Monitor legal, financial and operational risks, ensuring risk-minimising strategies are in place
  • Develop and oversee the Company’s FX strategy to mitigate risks and optimise returns, considering cash flow requirements, market conditions and hedging opportunities
  • Collaborate with partners and banks to manage currency positions and implement effective FX solutions
  • Monitor and report on FX exposures, ensuring appropriate strategies are in place for both anticipated and unanticipated currency movements
  • Manage and foster relationships with investors, financial partners, advisors and institutions, insurers, auditors, public officials and other key external stakeholders
  • Represent the company in high level commercial, legal and financial discussions, presentations and negotiations
  • Identify and assess potential M&A opportunities, selecting and working with advisors to lead negotiations and ensuring smooth integrations
  • Oversee due diligence processes and ensure maximum return on investments
  • Manage public funding and/or private equity, coordinate corporate finance and support the refinancing of external investor and/or bank loans either independently or as part of a private equity sale
  • Advise and coordinate Shareholder arrangements / structure
  • Ensure the company operates within all financial regulations and complies with all statutory reporting requirements


  • Chartered Accountant or equivalent professional qualification
  • Professional, collaborative, dynamic and energetic
  • Previous experience within a similar role, ideally within a high growth or start up business
  • Exceptional leadership and management skills
  • Experience of FX strategy, Shareholder structure / agreements, M&A and strategic planning
  • Experience of having implemented new systems within the Finance function
  • Knowledge of raising non-bank funding (PE, Govt loans, JV, angel investors)
  • Strong IT skills and proficiency with advanced financial management software and tools
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills

Applicants should be aware that any offer of employment could also be subject to a DBS check.


For more information on the Finance Director role, contact Sophie Ball or Rob Hulse at Intro Personnel on 01782 413307 or send your current CV to [email protected]

Due to the expected high number of applicants for the Finance Director role, we regret that it may not be possible to respond to all unsuccessful applications.

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