Part Time Finance Director

Finance Director - Manchester, North West

Ref: 886Thursday 30 May 2024

This is a rare opportunity for an experienced Finance Director looking to do a fractional or part-time FD role for a dynamic growing, independent PR firm based in Manchester. The role will require 1 day a week in the office in Central Manchester.

THE ROLE

As the Finance Director, you will be a trusted advisor to the Senior Leadership Team, responsible for driving the processes and forecasting to support growth and decision-making, playing a key role in the strategic direction of the company and ensuring financial success.

A proactive contributor putting finance behind the ideas, you will be an active listener and sounding board, a strategic thinker who is confident operating within a creative C suite environment, enabling the agency to fulfill their core business objectives.

The role is exceptionally broad and promises an interesting balance between commercial and hands on duties including:

  • Managing the P&L and balance sheet
  • Strategic analysis providing financial guidelines on budgets & forecasts
  • Providing strategic insight to the CEO/MD around future growth
  • Cash flow monitoring and management
  • Work alongside the client facing Account Directors to ensure accurate budgeting and billing
  • Prepare the Quarterly VAT returns and annual accounts
  • Appraisal and Analysis of Commercial Contracts 
  • Managing a Finance Manager

 

THE CANDIDATE

  • Qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA
  • Agency experience or working within a billings-driven/fee-based service sector
  • Previous experience in business partnering with an Owner/MD
  • Experience working in an SME

 

THE PACKAGE

  • 16-20 hours per week (flexible)
  • Both salary or day rate options
  • Hybrid working
  • Additional benefits

 

THE COMPANY 

A privately owned, award winning Public Relations consultancy, founded over 12 years ago.  The owners are very hands-on and still run the business day to day.  Culturally they're a dynamic fast paced agency, employing a team of c30 PR and Social Media consultants, based in Manchester City Centre.  The agency has a diverse creative offering. Over the last decade, it has amassed a fantastic client base, operating in a broad range of sectors, including many household and highly recognisable brands.

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