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Finance Director

Location: PORTSMOUTH, HAMPSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: , Salary Negotiable
Sector: Finance Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 3
Posted: 11 months ago Reference: X3-315240

 After continuous growth my client has a newly created Finance Director position available to oversee a team of 9 in Accountants and manage a portfolio of clients.

Key responsibilities:

  • Client Management: Manage a portfolio of corporate clients ensuring a high level of client satisfaction
  • Fiduciary Duties: Act as director or alternate director of client companies administered by Corporate Services
  • Team Management: Manage the performance of the corporate service team to deliver agreed business plan and targets
  • Business Development: Support the business development programme by proactively developing client relationships, contributing to cross-selling opportunities and participating in new client proposals and pitches
  • Financials and strategic KPIs: Oversee financial performance of client portfolio and drive profitability+ Maintain and build client relationships and ensure the delivery of client service meets agreed service levels
  • Develop and enhance relationships with client advisors, intermediaries and other introducers of work
  • Work closely with other Client Relationship Managers across the wider group to strengthen cross-jurisdictional relationships with colleagues and mutual clients
  • Manage the performance of a team ensuring reporting deadlines are met, with oversight on planning, scheduling, and monitoring of workloads
  • Actively manage the performance management and development of all team members, including acting as a mentor to your direct reporting lines
  • Ensure all members of the Corporate Services team receive appropriate training and development in order to nurture their potential and progress as individuals within the business
  • Work in conjunction with the central business development team and Group Head of Corporate Services, to deliver the business development strategy that fits in with the strategic aims of the Group and grows the business in the UK through locally developed leads as well as cross-selling to existing Group clients
  • Lead and/or participate in new client proposals and pitches as necessary and manage the integration of new clients
  • Support and, where appropriate, work alongside those with operational responsibility for alternative offerings in the UK, such as fund services and advanced portfolio services in order to execute the business development strategy for those products
  • Act as highest authority on day-to-day queries and as a 4-eyes signatory on service delivery
  • Ensure company compliance, risk management and procedural policies are adhered to at all times
  • Work closely with support teams to ensure systems and operations are developed to support the services provided by the Corporate Services team, acting as an active sponsor where required and deploying resources on key initiatives to ensure success


Skills and Knowledge:

  • Qualified ACA/ACCA
  • Computer literacy and word processing skills are essential, including advanced proficiency in accounting tools, such as Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required to develop close working relationships with colleagues, clients and business contacts
  • Team leadership
  • Solution-orientated critical thinking
  • Ability to aspire and develop others


Please contact me to explore this opportunity and find out more about my client on 01256 857480 or email

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