Finance Director - Construction

  • Job Reference: 431558506-2
  • Date Posted: 26 November 2021
  • Recruiter: GKr London
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £70,000 to £90,000
  • Sector: Management & Supervisors
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

GKR are working with a construction business that specialises in restorations and ground works. A very long standing and established business who have worked on some iconic buildings across London the UK and Globally. With a strong balance sheet the business is looking to grow and with that hire a Finance Director to help to help achieve this both operationally and strategically.


  • To take full responsibility for all financial procedures and functions across the UK and overseas businesses
  • To work closely with the Commercial Director and Managing Director to set annual budgets and agree financial targets
  • To provide strategic financial planning across all aspects of the business
  • Day to day management of all aspects of the accounts team
  • Review of the current accounts team and alignment of roles and responsibilities moving forward
  • Business partnering with other finance teams to resolve group reporting queries
  • Preparation & management of weekly cash-flow forecasts and monthly entity bank reconciliations
  • Management of Purchase Order and Sub-Contract payments in conjunction with the project commercial teams
  • Long term cash flow management and forecasting
  • Liaising with financial institutions, insurers, and the like to secure appropriate financial products, instruments, and credit facilities as required
  • Negotiation and agreement of annual insurance cover and premiums
  • Work in conjunction with the Commercial Director to control project insurance, bonding, and warranty arrangements.
  • Working in conjunction with the Commercial Director to provide monthly Cost Value Reconciliations for all construction projects in progress
  • Quarterly reporting including balance sheet reconciliations for UK entities and fully reconciled management accounts
  • Responsible for statutory compliance reporting including but not limited to, completion of VAT and PAYE returns
  • Supporting the wider team including assisting with statutory reporting adjustments, financial statements, and tax pack analysis
  • Preparation of audit information at year end and management of the external audit process with the company auditors.
  • Review of current financial software applications with a view to streamlining the businesses accounting processes to align with future expansion.
  • Credit checking of potential clients and supply chain partners
  • Production of monthly finance reports for management meetings and quarterly reports for Board meetings


  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in a similar position
  • Experience of holding a senior finance position with construction or engineering
  • Previous experience of successfully carrying out the Financial Management
  • Ability to drive business growth