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  • Ref: JW758

Cathedral Appointments are pleased to be working alongside Stormfront Retail Limited in the recruitment of a Finance Director. Stormfront Retail Limited is a c.£60m turnover Apple Reseller with 23 retail stores in the UK. They are an Apple Premium Reseller (APR) and have fantastic offices based in Exeter. A strong business partner to the CEO, Sales Director and the Retail Director, the Finance Director will help drive Stormfront to the next level of its development, taking the company through significant change and growth.

Finance Director responsibilities include...

Financial Management

  • Proactively manage and develop the Finance reporting function in anticipation of a growing business and reflective of the long-term strategy of the business.
  • Deliver accurate and timely reporting to the CEO and the wider Board, including insight and analysis.
  • Continue developing processes and reporting to support future growth.
  • Underpin all areas of the business with robust and trusted financial compliance.
  • Accurately manage the annual budgeting, forecasting and planning processes. Provide tight Cash Flow, P&L and Balance Sheet management

Commercial and Decision Support

  • Help lead the company from a Finance perspective thought the next major step in its lifecycle.
  • Demonstrate the ability to partner with the CEO and other senior managers in providing commercial insight and robust analysis across their business units.
  • Provide KPI reporting to the Board and support critical decision-making.
  • Support the processes of identifying, acquiring and securing new site units, having evaluated the potential contribution to the company via robust modelling.  
  • Mange and negotiate current rents.

Relationship Building

  • Develop strong internal, cross-function relationships in order to deliver company objectives.
  • Work closely with the other Board Directors.
  • Manage relationships with the Company’s key stakeholders including Lawyers, Banks and Auditors.
  • Provide leadership and support to the incumbent Financial Controller and his team.

Finance Director requirements include...

The ideal Candidate for the Finance Director role:


  • End-to-end Project Management experience, from planning to delivery / execution.
  • Track record of leading an SME business through growth – ideally circa £50m to £100m turnover.
  • Ideally, experience working in a Family Office-backed or PE-backed business.
  • Desirable industry experience: Repair Services, Multisite Retail, Telecommunications, Distribution.
  • Experience with insurance and mobile phone contracts or a similar B2C model.
  • A Qualified Accountant; ACA, ACCA or CIMA.
  • Solid experience of developing and implementing commercial strategies.

The successful candidate will be a proven leader able to work with all cross sections within an organisation. You will be able to build strong teams, encourage development of staff and unearth new talent. Self-confident and visionary you will be able to improve business communication whilst energising teams and creating collaboration across the company. 

This truly is a 1st class opportunity to join a market leading business with scope to grow and as such we are seeking the best talent for this post.  Cathedral Appointments have been retained as the sole agency in the recruitment of the Finance Director and as such all 3rd Party applications will be directed to us.

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