Finance Director Designate Job | HT13729 - Howett Thorpe
Visit our HR site

Finance Director Designate
Crawley, West Sussex

Salary: £60,000 - £75,000 per annum

Benefits: Good benefits package
Reference number HT13729
Added on May 10, 2017

About The Role

Due to the continued growth of the business this opportunity as the Finance Director Designate has arisen to provide key support to the Managing Director as well as taking a hands on approach to all aspects of the finance function.

Initially your role will be focused on the transformation of the finance function, ensuring adequate processes and procedures are in place, managing a small finance team to get the most out of them and providing the financial support to the MD.

This role has a wide variety involved with it, your position will cover:

  • Provide strategic support to the Managing Director to drive the business forward
  • Produce the Statutory Accounts including Month End and Year End accounts
  • VAT returns
  • Controlling the cashflow, providing analysis
  • Quarterly reporting of the company performance from a financial stand point
  • Process Complex accounts with multiple companies within the group
  • Produce the PAYE accounts

As time progresses within the role, your position will evolve into providing an overview of the accounts and detailed reports for investors and being involved with steering the business forward, setting strategy and looking at further investment opportunities.

About Our Client

This role is working within a privately owned property based business that are in the Crawley area. They are a stable entity, that are showing year on year growth and this opportunity presents itself as an ideal chance to join the business and shape its future.

About You

We are looking for an individual that is technically strong, is hands on with all aspects of the accounts function and has the ability to provide support for the business strategy.

We are looking for the following skills and experiences:

  • Ideally ACA qualified but are open to looking at ACCA or CIMA qualified
  • Experience of managing a small team
  • Process improvement experience
  • Small company background
  • Production of Statutory Accounts
  • Provision of strategic support

Things you should know

This position is ideal for a long term future within the business, you will support the growth and development of the company once you have got all the finance process and procedures in place.

Commutable from: Burgess Hill, Caterham, Crawley, Croydon, Dorking, East Grinstead, Epsom, Gatwick, Guildford, Haywards Heath, Horley, Horsham, Leatherhead, Purley, Redhill, Reigate, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge


Howett Thorpe recruit for roles within accounts payable, credit control, payroll also covering accounts assistants, audit, management accounts, financial accounts, analysts, financial controllers, financial directors, corporate finance, tax including all part qualified and qualified vacancies.

Howett Thorpe are acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role and comply with all relevant UK legislation and do not discriminate on any protected characteristics. Due to the high volume of applications we currently receive, we are unable to respond to all candidates. If you do not hear from a Consultant within 5 working days please assume that you have not been successful.

Refer a friend

If this job is not of interest to you, but you know a friend or colleague who may be interested, recommend them to us and receive a minimum of £150 in vouchers if we assist them in securing a permanent role and a minimum of £25 in vouchers if we place them in a temporary assignment. (Terms & conditions apply)

Refer a Friend »

Back to joblist

Interview Tips

Looking for interview tips?

Checkout our helpful hot list »

  • 100% again another well matched candidate. The whole accounts department now consists of HT candidates.

    Practice Manager Legal Company in Surrey
  • We have used Howett Thorpe for a number of roles. The relationship we have with the staff there is excellent and we know it's only a quick call and they will have everything in hand.

    Human Resources IT company in Surrey
  • Richard was fantastic - great quality CVs and a pleasure to work with, would definitely use Howett Thorpe again.

    Human Resources Catering Company in Middlesex
  • Excellent service as usual! Wouldn't use another agency - Howett Thorpe are the only agency that don't harass me every other week!

    Finance Manager Leisure Industry in Surrey
  • Excellent service – this was a textbook exercise in how to recruit for a client properly.

    Group Finance Director Architects in Surrey
  • Julia has saved me so much time and effort by ensuring that I get the right CV's. She has made sure that the process runs as smoothly as possible, and is a pleasure to work with. I cannot recommend Julia highly enough.

    Group Financial Controller IT company, Surrey
  • Laura was amazing and made me feel at ease the whole way through the whole interview process to getting the job.  She really is one in a million.

    Group Financial Controller G Potts
  • We have worked with Laura for several years now and she always manages to understand our needs, she is a dream to work with.

    Finance Manager Import Company in Surrey
  • Very helpful and prompt in arranging suitable candidates.

    Processing Manager Business Services in Surrey