Heyland Recruitment
Chester: 01244 335115
Warrington: 01925 425952

Finance Director


Reference: DK0072

Type: Permanent

Minimum Salary: £60,000.00

Maximum Salary: £70,000.00

pension, bonus, car allowance

Qualifications: CIMA, ACCA or ACA

As a direct result of significant organic growth, Heyland Finance are exclusively partnering with our client, an SME Manufacturing business in the Manchester area as they look to appoint an experienced Finance Director to facilitate their success and further expansion plans.


Working closely with the Managing Director & Senior Leadership team, you will ensure the continued success of the company, providing financial direction, commercial advice and support to the Board of Directors. You will be responsible for providing all financial reporting, including full analysis of the Company’s financial performance with a view to increasing the Group’s overall profitability.


Key Requirements:

  • Board level finance experience within the engineering/manufacturing industry
  • Full professional accountancy qualification (ACA / CIMA / ACCA)
  • Experience in financial strategy, planning and budget management
  • Experience streamlining department structures & processes, reducing overheads
  • Overseeing the finance team to supervise financial assistants and other employees in the facilitation of day-to-day operations, including tracking financial data, invoicing, purchasing
  • Provide an analytical and detailed approach to business reporting
  • Continuous drive to improve reporting, processes and systems
  • Provide an annual strategic planning and budgeting process across all departments
  • Analyse the financial climate and market trends to assist Directors in creating strategic plans for the future.
  • Monitor cash flow and other financial transactions
  • Oversee preparation of payroll and consider bringing this in-house
  • Prepare financial reports on a monthly and annual basis
  • Seek out methods and practices to minimise financial risk
  • Create and maintain relationships with service providers and contractors, including banking institutions and accountants
  • Implement financial policies and procedures
  • Lead strategic finance projects as required by the Board


The ideal candidate will be an experienced, fully qualified Finance Director with a proven track record of facilitating high growth and implementing robust processes and procedures within a small growing SME business. You will be a strong leader with the ability to influence senior management and drive through business change.


This is a very rare and exciting opportunity to join an innovative and dynamic company that offers a fantastic platform for a senior finance professional to make their own mark and help the Managing Director shape the business. Following a recent sizeable investment, the business has laid the foundation to achieve their ambitious, yet achievable financial goals.