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Finance Director


Type: Permanent

Salary: £0. - £0 per Annum

Location: Billingham, Teesside

Finance Director

We’ll be straight. There are less demanding FD jobs than this one.

Perhaps you’ve reached the point in your accountancy career where you’re happy to plateau or play it safe. If so, this isn’t the right role for you.

If, however, you want to push on to the next level, this could be a career-defining move.

After all, it’s not every day you get the chance to sit on the board of one of the North-East’s most successful businesses.

And you rarely get to work with a Chairman who’s a household name around here.

Peter Stevenson set up ABLE from his home in 1966. Today he’s recognised as one of the region’s leading entrepreneurs. His business, ABLE UK, is a £500m pioneer that’s built a global reputation for decommissioning and recycling –anything from aircraft carriers or a power station to Shell’s 30,000 tonne Brent Oil platforms.

The group is about to enter its next ambitious growth phase and will maximise its land assets on the Humber estuary with a £750m construction development project to create an installation base to support demand in the Offshore Wind Turbine industry.

What you can add

You’ll join ABLE as a board and senior leadership team member, reporting to the new Group Managing Director and working closely with the Executive Chairman and the Group Corporate Accountant.

First, you’ll need to get a handle on the breadth of the business and the diverse ways they make money – whether that’s through leasing land (dry docks; ports), offshore wind and port logistics, marine decommissioning, demolition, and Oil/Gas drilling rig updates.

From there, you’ll create appropriate finance, IT and procurement strategies for the group and build your team to support delivery. You’ll develop and maintain detailed business plans and deliver critical financial information to support senior management decisions.

With confidence and commerciality to challenge the board and the chairman, you’ll soon become a respected voice at ABLE. Add to that your commitment and, over time, you can make yourself an indispensable part of their succession plan.

Your experience

You might be an FD already – or you’ve shown you have the leadership skills and character to step up to your first board-level role. You will need to tick most (if not all) of these boxes:

  • You’re a qualified chartered accountant;
  • You trained with a well-respected accounting firm before progressing your career in industry;
  • You’ve worked in a sector that handles projects on a similar scale – perhaps energy, engineering, construction or port logistics.
  • You have excellent technical accounting knowledge and keep this updated with regular CPD;
  • You have experience of improving financial reporting systems, processes and procedures for on-time delivery.

Find out more

If you’re ready, we’re ABLE. To find out more about the role and the rewards, speak (in confidence) to our retained consultant Paul Card at Paul Card Recruitment or click Apply now.

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Type: Permanent

Salary: £0. - £0 per Annum

Location: Billingham, Teesside