Group Finance Director – Competitive Package + Generous Relocation
Headquartered in Fleetwood, Lancashire
Broster Buchanan are delighted to be working in partnership with BES Utilities to assist them in hiring their new Group Finance Director. This follows the successful promotion of the current incumbent to CEO, creating the opportunity to work within a highly profitable organisation which has the energy and dynamism of an entrepreneurial business, combined with the scale and resources of a corporate. The board are seeking an individual who will partner with them on the next stage of their growth journey, adding strategic and core financial process value from day one.
This is an exceptional appointment for a highly commercial and technically proficient individual to join a successful and large energy business, offering this individual the opportunity to shape the future of the business and share in their success.
As well as leading the finance function of a major energy business, the Group Finance Director will also take charge of a unique portfolio of organisations; these include regulated businesses, a professional football club and investment companies. BES Utilities and Group companies are privately owned and employ 700 people across the local community and so effective stakeholder management in this environment is critical to the success of the role.
The Group Finance Director will work closely with the new CEO, ensuring best in class finance practices and processes whilst leading from the front to ensure the group hits its bold targets. You will work as part of an expert executive team where the ethos has a strong focus on both collective success and encouraging personal ambition.
The successful candidate will thrive on the depth of diversity encompassed in this role, supporting and driving a major energy business from a finance perspective whilst at the same time supporting the shareholder by taking charge of the finances of a number of other businesses in the Group, including Fleetwood Town Football Club.
- Working with and supporting a strong and dedicated executive team
- Leading and growing the capability of the finance function
- Ensuring the correct financial controls and processes are in place across the Group
- Managing all internal and external reporting for the Group
- Technical leadership of all financial matters
- Commercial decision support around pricing, strategy, and product development
- Improving financial & operations systems and data
- Projects including acquisitions, strategy, and investment opportunities
The ideal candidate will be a Qualified Accountant with strong post Qualification experience including operating at Board level in a complex business. A background within Energy/Utilities or a similar regulated environment in essential. It is highly desirable that the successful candidate will have experience gained within an entrepreneurial family/privately owned environment.
BES Utilities was founded in 2005. We are a leading independent gas and electricity supplier to predominantly small and medium businesses across the UK, although we do also serve a number of larger customers. Through our range of innovative products and services, we are a credible rival to the UK’s ‘big 6’ and we provide customers with the deal that best suits their individual business needs. We currently have 230 employees who are based at our head office on the Fylde Coast, Lancashire.