Finance Director

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Michael Mesrie


Finance Director

Our retained client is Beaverbrooks The Jewellers.

Established in 1919, Beaverbrooks is an exceptional business with a long history of combining profitable growth with supporting worthwhile social causes. For many years the business has been consistently voted in the top 10 of the UK’s Best Companies to work for (3rd in 2023!)

The business continues to expand and now turns over in excess of £225m, trading from 63 Beaverbrooks stores, 22 dedicated brand boutiques and a rapidly growing ecommerce channel.

This is a business that is far more than a highly successful commercial enterprise. At the core of its purpose is making a positive difference to the world around it.  20% of retained profits are donated to charitable causes each year – and with current profits in excess of £12m, that’s a commitment that makes a real difference to local communities and worthwhile causes.

So putting all of that together, the opportunity to join the Senior Leadership team at Beaverbrooks is a quite unique opportunity.

The Role

Reporting to the Managing Director and working closely with the Senior Leadership Team, the role of Finance Director (internal title is Head of Finance) is a commercially focused role that balances strategy, commercial finance support and sound governance.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with the Leadership Team in developing and implementing business strategy
  • Management and leadership of a team of 12 in finance
  • Business partnering across all business functions
  • Oversight of Financial Controlling and Reporting
  • Monitoring and influencing business performance, presenting results and recommendations to the board
  • Working capital management (including stock and cashflow)
  • Driving continuous improvement in business planning and forecasting
  • Ensuring that business systems are fit for the current and planned scale and complexity of the business
  • Group tax matters (in conjunction with external advisors)
  • Risk management and ensuring that robust governance processes are in place
  • Management of and advisor to key stakeholders (including shareholders, external finance providers and auditors amongst others)

The Candidate

  • Commercially astute, experienced qualified accountant
  • Experience in multi-site retail / ecommerce business would be advantageous
  • First hand experience with budgeting and risk management
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills
  • Team builder with excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • A supportive and engaging management style
  • Experience working with and influencing senior leaders is essential

This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in an exceptional business and contribute to its ongoing development and success.

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