Group Finance Director : Highly Acquisitive SME : Sheffield

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Salary: £85,000 - £110,000 pa + Additional benefits
Reference: CB / BBBH15525
Type: Permanent
Sector: Senior Finance, Accountancy & Finance
Deadline: 05/03/2022

The company

Our client is a well-established group of manufacturing businesses based in Sheffield with an international presence that has a historic background of profitable organic growth driven by their results.  The business is now at a point where they are actively acquiring businesses to add to their group. 

The company are market leaders within their field and have seen double digit growth in recent years.  They have a turnover of around £65m currently and with key strategic acquisitions this will continue to grow.  They are actively seeking to acquire assets in related sectors that will see the group turnover reach c. £100m over the next 24 months. 

With this in mind they are now looking to appoint a suitably experienced finance professional to take on the newly created position of Group Finance Director.  Working closely with the Group CEO and the Acquisitions and Projects Director, the successful candidate will ideally have previous experience in an acquisitive, growth focused environment

The job

This role will appeal to a candidate who is looking to join a business who have a strong track record of success and who enjoys working autonomously to drive improvements across the finance department and wider business.

  • A key deliverable over the first 18 months in this new role is the development of accurate and timely financial information across all business units and the group as a whole, whilst leading, motivating and aligning a growing and ever evolving finance team both centrally and across a number of different locations. 
  • This will require working closely with the Group CEO in order to design and deliver a new suite of meaningful and relevant financial information and as well as wider non-financial management reporting for the leadership team. 
  • Full responsibility for all accounting functions, including financial reporting and transactions
  • Take responsibility for a growing finance function from qualified to transactional level accountants
  • Build a vision for the finance department for what the successful candidate wants it to look like
  • The ability to work with precision and pace in a changing environment are key to success in this new role and we are particularly keen to hear from individuals that are ready to make the next step in their career by moving into a privately owned, entrepreneurial environment. 
  • As well as a rare opportunity to join a fast paced, growth orientated business this role represents a chance to join a team in which honesty and motivation through a genuine interest in the challenge are valued and championed.

The person

  • Fully Qualified ACA / ACCA / CIMA with relevant accountancy experience
  • There is a preference for candidates who have experience within manufacturing/assembly type environments
  • Experience within a growing SME is preferred and acquisitions experience would be advantageous 

The benefits

  • Salary guide between £85k- £110k plus benefits
  • Exceptional candidates may well be considered over this salary level dependent on experience and what value they are able to bring to the business and position


Chris Burns
Client Director
Brewster Partners Recruitment Group


To apply for this job, please send your CV to the email above or to quoting "Vacancy: Group Finance Director : Highly Acquisitive SME : Sheffield, Reference: CB / BBBH15525". Thank you for your interest.