Financial Director Support

Job Title: Financial Director Support
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Plymouth, Devon
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JO0000020921_1592395343
Contact Name: David Gillard
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 17, 2020 13:02

Job Description

Sitec a Belcan Company has an exciting requirement for an experienced financial professional for a Finance Director Support role. (Financial Controller \ Financial Director level).

This is a contract role with an estimated duration of 6 months to support the Interim Finance Director in driving improvements within the Financial Function. The successful candidate will be working with our client based in Devonport Dockyard in Plymouth Devon. The successful candidate could work from home in the first instance and then move on-site in Plymouth as from August / September 2020.

Our client is the biggest engineering support services business in the UK and has a truly global reach. Working in partnership with the Ministry of Defence at Devonport, our client provides through-life support for submarines, surface ships and associated systems and equipment as part of continuing commitment to support our nation's naval capability. Within Devonport Royal Dockyard they are working on some of the most exciting and prestigious marine projects in the world. It is the largest naval base in Western Europe. Its 650 acres, 15 dry docks and four miles of waterfront are impressive.

Finance Director Support role:

* Experienced Finance professional at FC\FD level
* Quick at getting up to speed in new situations
* Comfortable dealing with a wide range of people (trades, grades, financial understanding)
* Experience of managing improvement projects (systems and process related)
* Experience in a complex engineering\manufacturing organisation
* Experience in a MoD\Defence environment
* Security cleared to SC level or above

Experienced in the following :-

Deliver process, technical and business improvement using continuous improvement techniques to accelerate delivery in key business areas. Includes measuring Departmental performance and adoption of best practice by the introduction of innovative technological solutions (people, systems and technology).

Provide commercial and financial expertise to the other senior managers within the business, and aims to develop the culture which underpins an environment of tight budgetary control.

Experience in organising quarterly forecast cycle, consolidating all business unit budgets to allow overall company budget to be completed in time for reporting to group. Liaison with other Heads of Department to ensure agreement of revised forecasts, as well as working with them during the year to understand and manage variations to the revised forecast.

Provide commercial and financial expertise to the other senior managers within the business, and aims to develop the culture which underpins an environment of tight budgetary control.

Project Management
Ability to manage multiple projects with conflicting requirements - drawing on experience of service delivery as well as people skills and system knowledge to drive projects to completion.

Continuous Improvement
Accounting Systems and processes
Requires ability to analyse current service delivery mechanisms (e.g management accounts), and either through experience or through research and collaboration with finance staff, deliver improved methodologies
Operational Systems and processes - with an impact on finance

Liaison and consultation with others at all levels to negotiate the introduction of new strategies/policies, changes to existing policies and procedures and, where required, to support new business transformation processes.


  • CIMA Qualified or Equivalent
  • ILM Level 7 or Equivalent

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.

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