K3267 - Finance Director - UK, Greater London / South East England (Remote) - Asset Finance

Job title: K3267 - Finance Director - UK, Greater London / South East England (Remote) - Asset Finance
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Greater London
Function: Finance,
Salary: £90,000 - £120,000 plus excellent bonus and benefits
Reference: K3267
Contact email: careers@newleafsearch.com
Contact phone: 0203 740 7222
Job Published: November 16, 2023
Remote WorkingRemote

Job description

​K3267 - New Leaf Search has partnered with a specialist provider of asset finance solutions in the energy sector in its search for a Finance Director. You will play an important role within both the senior management and wider team as the business looks to accelerate its growth; with a broad set of responsibilities. You will have a commercial and entrepreneurial skill set to develop their proposition whilst maintaining appropriate risk management through implementing strong corporate governance processes and procedures.

Salary: £90,000 - £120,000 plus excellent bonus and benefits. Location: UK, Greater London / South East England (Remote)


  • Lead on the on financial and commercial appraisal of current and new organic business opportunities, including pricing strategies to drive commercial performance across the business.

  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop and execute financial strategies aligned with the company's commercial objectives.

  • Provide insights and recommendations to support revenue growth, cost optimisation, and margin enhancement.

  • Lead on the financial aspects of potential M&A activity.

  • Lead on the finalisation and implementation of the five year business plan.

  • Introduce formal and regular (at least quarterly) re-forecasting.

  • Oversee implementation of robust financial processes and procedures, sourcing appropriate tax and accounting advice as required.

  • Develop routine board reporting together with ad-hoc analysis to support specific board level decision making.

  • Lead on financial aspects of sourcing and implementing an operational system to manage customers; including automating financing proposals, customer assessment (credit worthiness, KYC checks) customer on-boarding, customer management etc. This will require close working with the Business Development and Operations teams.


  • Qualified accountant (CIMA, ACA, ACCA or equivalent) with a minimum of 8 year’s PQE.

  • Experience of asset finance / capital leasing and/or infrastructure funding is required.

  • Prior M&A experience will be an advantage.

  • Low carbon / cleantech experience is desirable but not required.

  • Previous experience of preparing and presenting information to a broad range of both internal (to board level) and external stakeholders.

  • Prior experience of managing financial transition (systems and processes) and financial transformation to best in class financial and business partnering services.

  • Demonstrable strong commercial acumen.

  • Rich blend of financial planning & analysis experience, coupled with a solid understanding of asset finance offerings and long-term corporate and project finance.

  • Ability to identify, articulate and mitigate financial risks associated with new business opportunities and present data driven recommendations.

  • Strong financial analysis, modelling skills and report writing skills.

  • Ability to articulate financial forecasts and plans to sophisticated financial investors and stand up to a high level of financial scrutiny.

  • Good knowledge of statutory accounting and finance concepts.

  • Good working knowledge of tax and treasury matters.

We strongly favour applicants with proven, relevant experience in Financial Services; particularly Asset Finance and Leasing.

You will also require relevant IN-COUNTRY experience; without which, your application will NOT be considered.

Contact us for a confidential discussion.

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