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Director of Finance



Ref DS6402

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Director of Finance - Exeter - To: £100,000 + comprehensive benefits

Big city dwellers often share a common misconception of trade and commerce in the Southwest of England. A region built on holidays, pasty’s, mining and fishing are among a few widely held stereotypes. We obviously know this isn’t the case but it remains surprising just how many folk still believe we’re decades behind the modern world. 

Let’s see if we can set the record straight with a seriously impressive recruitment opportunity. Our (repeat) client doesn’t do things by halves. They’ve built a business from scratch and in less than 18 months they’re running close to 200 employees. They’re a technology start up with a cutting-edge product that is gaining serious traction because it’s really, really good. Their market is booming and these guys are leading it. 

We’ve just completed another recruitment assignment for them and now they’ve tasked us with finding their finance number one. We don’t have a spec because the company has never employed anybody to do this before. It’s a brand-new role which naturally sits on the senior management team and commands pivotal responsibility. The role is the absolute definition of the over used recruitment cliché; it’s a totally blank canvas. And that’s what also makes it really exciting. 

 It takes a certain type of accountant to succeed in a job like this. Yes, we need a chartered/certified accountant with significant PQE, strong technical exposure, great team management skills, and ideally exposure of growing start-ups. But that’s really only the half of it. This role has objectives that are difficult to put into an agency advertisement. The successful candidate will be more than an accomplished accountant. They’ll need to embrace, understand, and add real value to every single business objective and really understand, and contribute to a continued strategy for growth. 

We’re already in touch with some interesting candidates so we’re off to a good start. However, this is the sort of opportunity that brings people out of the woodwork. If you think we need to be talking to you about this, ping an email or a telephone call to Dan Saunders quoting reference DS6402. It goes without saying that every enquiry will be treated in the strictest of confidence. 

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