Finance Director

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Steele-Dixon the Motor Industry Recruitment Specialists

Finance Director — Person Specification / Experience

Motor retail experience is essential
Minimum level of Financial Controller, preferably Finance Director
Private regional group or PLC
Has led successful cost-out programmes
Demonstrable track record of enhancing financial processes and systems
Comfortable dealing with external stakeholders, including banks, finance houses, brands and national sales companies (NSCs)
Experience of dealing with property issues, including leases and capital developments, is desirable
Financial and business planning experience
Able to produce evidence of the introduction of tight financial controls
Experienced in introducing KPIs and dashboards, and benchmarking using IFCs/composites
Corporate finance experience, including M&A, would be helpful, but not essential
Track record in managing and forecasting cash usage and minimising working capital
Experience of CDK / Kerridge

Personal characteristics

A degree of assertiveness
Pays attention to detail, quality and accuracy, logical, systematic
Analytical, intellectually rigorous
Has gravitas, induces respect in others, including staff and peers
Hard-worker, committed to the Company
Strategic, but can get ‘hands-on’ if necessary
Graduate level intellect


Financial qualification is preferred but not essential either ACA, ACCA, CIMA or ACMA
Evidence of keeping up to date with changing finance standards and appropriate legislation (CPD)

For more information please contact Ed Steele on 07787 148 796 or email

For further information please contact Ed Steele in confidence on:
0044 (0) 7787 148 796 or email your CV to

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