Finance Director

PRIVATELY OWNED GROUP WITH DIVERSE BUSINESS INTERESTS

CHRISTCHURCH / BOURNEMOUTH

£80,000 - £90,000

Successfully filled

We are delighted to be exclusively retained by Meyrick Estate Management Ltd, a long established and evolving privately owned group which manages the property and business interests of the Meyrick Group and acts as the Family Office of the Meyrick family.

The Group encompasses some forty entities comprising of companies, partnerships and personally held assets including traditional Estate property (residential, commercial, heritage and agricultural) in the New Forest, Bournemouth and Anglesey.  There is also a significant number of small and diverse trading businesses involved in clean energy, hotels, a motor racing circuit, a caravan park, farms and third-party managed investments.  The Group is also beginning to engage in property development and promotion activity.

Key to the ongoing success of the business is the appointment of a Finance Director who will report to the Chief Operating Officer and be responsible for the professional, efficient and profitable management of the financial aspects of the Group, the leadership of the Finance Department and the development and management of the Group’s ICT systems.

Candidates should be qualified accountants with first class business acumen and the ability to understand the Group, and its people, and how to maximise its potential.  The structure is complex necessitating a sound understanding of the differing requirements and benefits of different legal and commercial entities, together with an empathy towards multi-generational family owned businesses.  The emphasis of the role is hands-on and the successful candidate will need to get involved in the detailed financial and commercial issues of the business and to quickly forge and maintain a close working relationship with both the Chairman and the COO.

Previous experience should include the successful running of a finance function where strong financial controls and cash management are essential to success.  This experience is likely to have been gained in a complex, multi-site business with different legal entities and numerous business activities.   An understanding of trusts and tax planning will be of interest.  Excellent IT skills, ideally including financial modelling, are essential.

We are looking for a hard-working self-starter who will enjoy being an integral member of a small, professional team committed to the success of this exciting business.     Candidates should be located within an easy commute to the Christchurch area and will need to travel regularly to Anglesey.

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