Finance Director

Job Title: Finance Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Fareham
Reference: 1001529
Contact Name: Jessica Harfield
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 02, 2021 09:31

Job Description

Incorporated in 1996, CSS Group is a leading distribution expert to the global travel industry with a turnover of £15m. We are retained on the search for a Finance Director, reporting to the CEO and board. This role is part of the Senior Management Team and will be responsible for the delivery of an ambitious 5-year business plan - to increase turnover by 60% by developing new markets.
Following private investment in 2018, the business has an aggressive growth plan to develop the UK and international markets. The role requires somebody with proven experience in the alcohol import/export sector or travel retail sector and will be based 5 days a week from Fareham, Hampshire. If you are looking to join a business with passion, ambition and drive to increase market share in the UK and develop international markets, look no further. 
The Role:
  • Overseeing the entire financial function of group entities
  • Develop financial controls and processes
  • Working with the SMT on strategic and commercial initiatives to achieve an ambitious 5-year plan
  • Producing monthly management and statutory accounts to a tight deadline
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Providing high level MI to CEO and stakeholders
  • Supporting the senior leadership team and shareholders with decision-making
  • Managing a small team
The successful candidate will have the following attributes:-
  • Must have experience with alcohol import/export
  • Previous experience in a similar position essential (ambitious Controllers will be considered)
  • Qualified ACCA/CIMA/ACA (essential)
  • A proactive approach to continuous improvement
  • Comfortable partnering with non-finance stakeholders
  • Experience of system implementation desirable
  • Strong work ethic and communicator on all levels of the business

For the full brief on this role, please contact Jessica Harfield on 02392 455422 /

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