Interim Finance Director

Job Title: Interim Finance Director
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
Duration: 6-9 Months
REF: KP2148_1572522606
Contact Name: Kishan Patel
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

The Consultancy Group are working closely with a high-growth FMCG start-up business that are currently looking for an Interim Finance Director to join their team. The ideal candidate must have fundraising, and previous M&A experience alongside having worked in a start-up firm before.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Running the Finance department, which consists of a team of three
  • Financial forecasting and planning and target/budget setting
  • Cash flow forecasting and cash management 
  • Month-end account closure and financial reporting (P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash Flows)
  • Financial board reporting (monthly and quarterly)
  • Quarterly VAT returns
  • AR and AP management and reporting
  • Ad hoc project work, including fundraising involvement


Key Skills:

  • Fully qualified (ACA/CIMA/ACCA), preferably in SME eCommerce Consumer Goods
  • Strong leadership, prioritisation and time management skills
  • Finance Director/Financial controller or similar experience previously
  • Willing to roll up sleeves and get into the detail and can also communicate at the senior stakeholder level (i.e. Board level)
  • Excellent attention to detail, with a strong commercial acumen
  • Driven and prides themselves on doing an outstanding job, going above and beyond
  • Tech savvy - i.e. knowledge and use of accounting and ERP systems (e.g. Sage/Netsuite)
  • Commercially astute and KPI focused - e.g. will drive team for cash collection and communicate performance weekly to CEO
  • Process oriented with ability to operate at a fast pace in an entrepreneurial environment