Finance Director - Sheffield

Reporting to:

Managing Director

Job type:

Permanent, Part-time (40%)

BCF is a well established financial services business offering servicing and arrears management services predominantly for the motor, utilities and public sectors. We pride ourselves on building great relationships both inside and outside the business and delivering a great client experience.

Our culture puts the end customer at the heart of everything we do. We always strive to deliver a considerate and fair customer journey which achieves the best outcome.

Job Overview:

Operating in this dynamic, fast paced environment, a unique and exciting opportunity exists for a Finance Director to join the senior management team.

BCF is creating an independent senior team following a period of Group integration. The restructure has resulted in the creation of this new role which will be responsible for all Corporate Finance activity within the business as well as oversight for some outsourced Finance services to other Bluestone business units. Managing a small team, the role will report to the Managing Director and will be a key member of the business.

The role is based in Sheffield and may require some travel to other Bluestone offices (Cambridge and London) and there will be an option to work from home.

Core responsibilities

  • Member of the BCF senior management team.
  • Oversight of the management and financial reporting processes including monthly management accounts/Board reporting and annual audited financial statements. Responsible for provision of Group reporting requirements to Bluestone Group finance team.
  • Ensure compliance with all finance related regulatory requirements.
  • Oversight of budgeting and forecasting process, including annual financial budgets as well as responsibility for production of financial aspects of business plans and new business modelling.
  • Management of a team of 6 based in Sheffield.
  • Development of financial reporting suite including in depth analysis of business unit performance to the Executive Team and Board.
  • Corporate cashflow management and planning.
  • Key contact for Finance related professional advisors (auditors, tax advisors, valuers, lawyers).
  • Responsible for tax compliance activities (e.g. corporation tax returns, VAT returns) and heavily involved in planning and implementing strategies to minimise effective tax rates.
  • Identifying opportunities to drive efficiencies within the finance processes & systems and designing & implementing robust solutions.
  • Member of the Regulatory and Compliance Committee.
 

Skills & Requirements

  • Qualified Accountant - ACCA, ACA or CIMA (E)
  • Experience in progressively responsible Finance leadership roles including holding a SMF role (E)
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organisation (E)
  • Ability to interact with business units and staff based in remote locations (E)
  • Strong process design and implementation skills (E)
  • Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses (E)
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and a results driven approach to challenges, with a customer service orientation (E)
 
Job offers at Bluestone are subject to satisfactory background checks. Please disclose any adverse history relating to credit or criminal checks when applying for any role.
 
This is a Senior Management Function (SMF) role:

This role is conditional upon:

  • FCA approval for carrying out the relevant SMF(s);
  • The satisfactory clearance of the criminal and credit records check;
  • The firm obtaining satisfactory regulatory reference(s) in respect of the individual’s previous employment;
  • Compliance with any SMCR-related induction obligations and ongoing compliance with the Individual and Senior Manager Conduct rules contained within Chapter 2 of the FCA’s Code of Conduct Handbook; and passing of the firm’s fitness & propriety (F&P) assessment, both at the outset and annually.
 
 

For more information please email People and Places Team talent@bluestone.co.uk

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Cycle to work scheme

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Membership of an employee share scheme

Performance related bonuses

A salary sacrifice pension scheme

25 days annual leave

Critical illness cover

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Income Protection Policy

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