Our client is a fast-growth SME operating within the Travel space and due to continued expansion internationally they are now looking to recruit a UK Finance Director to be based in London and help support this growth. As UK Finance Director the role will support the Group Finance Director with the commercial operation whilst taking full responsibility for the day to day financial management of their UK and emergent EMEA business. As Finance Director the role will Business Partner the UK / EMEA service delivery team as well as Global Sales, Commercial and IT. They will manage the UK Finance team which will include all reporting, operational and transactional duties whilst supporting the commercial team in identifying and monetising opportunities. They will produce the Monthly Management accounts for the UK whilst providing Financial Planning and Analysis and supporting the Group FC in producing the statutory reporting. The UK Finance Director will develop an understanding of local market requirements around the world and manage the internal reporting of performance data vs targets. This is a newly created role and requires a qualified ACA / CIMA / ACCA professional with a number of years post-qualification experience underpinned with a strong academic pedigree. The ideal candidate will have experience of working within a SME environment or be looking to leave a Blue-Chip environment and work within a fast growth business. They will have experience of Planning and Modelling to support new commercial opportunities and a history of delivering key insights on financial trends and commercial issues while keeping a grasp on the detail. A Travel or Customer Services background would be highly advantageous.