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Finance Director - Insurance Broker

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Finance Director - Insurance Broking


Location: Flexible working a hybrid model. Ideally, candidates should be able to access offices in Portsmouth OR Southampton OR Bristol OR St Ives easily.

Seeking candidates with current or recent experience as a Financial Director or CFO for an Insurance Broker

An opportunity to join one of the UK's largest insurance organisations within Broking as a Finance Director during a period of ongoing growth and transformation reporting directly to the CEO, Board and Group CFO including Investors. Working with a business where employees and customers are always at the core of their values and practices, you will be offered excellent opportunities to develop and progress your career, alongside a highly competitive salary and benefits package.


This role will be responsible for overseeing the financial department including regulation, integrations, due-diligence on acquisitions and the day to day running of the function and all aspects of finance.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Implementing robust financial systems
  • Lead the budgeting, forecasting and planning process
  • Oversee finance department including team management experience, knowing how to motivate whilst driving performance to meet deadlines
  • Support senior teams to create growth strategies and plans
  • Forge and develop strong relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally including accountancy advisors and investors
  • Advise the CEO and Senior Management Team on all matters relating to financial performance
  • Regulatory reporting
  • Prepare and sign off all annual accounts
  • Control all financial and accountancy matters including month end reports, management accounts, cash flow management, statutory accounts, compliance, presentation of management information and KPIs
  • Producing the monthly management accounts including variance analysis, board commentary and updating forecasts
  • Financial modelling and planning
  • Support the business through change and growth periods, supporting and coordinating corporate finance, debt, taxation, equity and acquisitions, as appropriate
  • Involvement in due-diligence of potential future acquisitions from a finance and commercial perspective and the seamless integration of finance teams.
  • Ensure the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met



Suitable candidates will have:

  • Professional Finance qualification (ACA, ACCA,CIMA)
  • Previous experience as an Finance Director or CFO within an Insurance Broker is essential
  • Exceptional commercial acumen and business knowledge
  • Outstanding communication skills with people at all levels, an ability to influence and advise key stakeholders
  • Be accomplished presenting complex financial reporting at board level and to investors
  • Strong regulatory understanding and exposure.
  • Strong team management and leadership skills

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