Finance Director

Premium Hospitality Group

Up to £120,00 per annum

South Coast / London with travel

Finance Director

Reference: JAO14659

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The Company

This multi-concept restaurant group is the epitome of what beautiful, creative and independent restaurant groups strive to achieve. Having successfully navigated through the challenges of Covid and now in real growth-mode again, the business is ready to bring in a seasoned Finance Director to work closely with the owner and senior operators to shape and lead the future of the business, support the teams to continue delivering service excellence and exceptional results, whilst maintaining and developing the unique principles and values of the business. 

The Opportunity

As Finance Director, your primary function is to lead on all aspects of commercial due diligence for each existing site and all new development projects, improving, creating and implementing financial structures, processes and systems, analysing and reporting on all project and operating budgets with the objective of controlling costs and maximising growth. 

Reporting directly to the owner and reporting to the Board, the FD will lead on in ensuring the accurate modelling, forecasting and reporting of all financial information, ensuring they are thoroughly audited to reflect the future and real-time performance of the business. 

The FD will lead on the adherence to company financial governance processes, manage the compiling of all ongoing and annual operating plans, as well as ad hoc financial analysis to support business decisions. The role will liaise with the project and operational teams to undertake market research, analyse feasibility and drive commercial initiatives as required. 

In conjunction with the COO, the role will establish appropriate goals and benchmarks in order to support decision-making and effectively measure performance, as well as overseeing local regulatory and scheduling aspects of collections, credit cards and claims management. Development and maintenance of all financial control procedures to maximise productivity and identify and reduce problem areas will be key. 

The Candidate

  • ACCA, ACA, CIMA, or CIPFA qualified, with a minimum of 5 years senior commercial leadership experience in the hospitality sector at group level
  • Advanced Excel skills, and ideally an excellent knowledge of hospitality systems such as Fourth Hospitality
  • Experience in setting up systems and processes from scratch, ideally having built a financial management department or team before
  • Influential and motivational leadership capability
  • Experience of working in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment and the ability to prioritize a changing workload and use your initiative
  • Strong performance management skills
  • Good communication skills with the ability to present complex financial information to a wide range of stakeholders
  • Effective at operating in a small team environment with a diverse global network of colleagues and stakeholders
  • High level of integrity with a commitment to embedding a strong governance culture
  • A hardworking individual with lots of energy, who can deliver high quality work within tight reporting deadlines.


Account Director

Originally from NZ, I moved to London in 1997 with no real plans other than to travel & gobble up as many cultural & culinary experiences as possible! My UK career soon led me into a number of exciting positions spanning operations, events, business development.

These experiences have provided me with a huge appreciation of the wonderful, creative people that fuel this vibrant industry. Having known Troika for most of my career in the UK, I was excited to join the team in 2017 and have loved every minute I have spent recruiting for the industry I absolutely love – it is my most rewarding role yet!

Feel free to reach out to me on 07872 505969

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