Finance Director

Website SubSea Craft Ltd

Advanced Maritime Technology

Finance Director

Who we are: Subsea Craft is a fast growing, privately funded, UK-based SME delivering Advanced Maritime Technology. We leverage our team’s defence experience and technology expertise with cross-industry partnerships in the field of advanced maritime engineering. Our market ready platform, VICTA, is an optionally crewed / payload carrying dual-domain platform designed to operate at speed over range, capable of rapid transition beneath the surface to operate submerged, enabling the discreet delivery of effects within contested waters. It is a unique, innovative British platform focused primarily on the defence market but with utility beyond.

What we offer:

  • Private Healthcare with optional family cover
  • Life Assurance (4 x salary)
  • Critical Illness Cover
  • Unlimited Paid Holiday
  • Ongoing professional development and training
  • Pension contribution
  • Flexible Working
  • A culture of diversity and innovative thinking


We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Finance Director with a strong background in international trade, preferably within the defence sector, to join our fast-growing business. Ideally the candidate will have experience in overseeing overseas subsidiaries and consolidation of accounts. The ideal candidate will be adept at managing complex financial operations, navigating international regulatory frameworks, and providing strategic financial guidance to support our company’s expansion in both domestic and global markets.


Responsibilities will include:

  1. Financial Strategy and Planning:
  • Develop and implement comprehensive financial strategies to support the company’s growth objectives, particularly in the context of international trade and defence sectors.
  • Collaborate with executive leadership to set financial goals, budgets, and forecasts aligned with business objectives.
  1. International Trade Expertise
  • Oversee all aspects of international trade finance, including import/export regulations, foreign exchange management, and trade compliance.
  • Evaluate and mitigate financial risks associated with cross-border transactions and currency fluctuations.
  1. Defence Sector Experience:
  • Leverage knowledge and experience within the defence industry to provide specialised financial insights and support strategic decision-making.
  • Navigate the unique financial challenges and regulations inherent in defence contracts and procurement processes.
  1. Financial Reporting and Compliance:
  • Ensure timely and accurate financial reporting in compliance with relevant regulations and accounting standards.
  • Maintain internal controls to safeguard company assets and ensure integrity in financial reporting.
  1. Cash Flow Management and Capital Allocation:
  • Optimise cash flow management strategies to support operational needs and capital investments.
  • Evaluate investment opportunities and allocate capital efficiently to maximize returns.
  1. Team Leadership and Development:
  • Lead and mentor a team of finance professionals, fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
  • Provide guidance and development opportunities to enhance the skills and capabilities of the finance team.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant accounting qualification (ACA; ACCA; CIMA)
  • Proven experience in a senior finance role, including international trading and preferably within the defence sector.
  • Demonstrated expertise in financial planning, analysis, and strategic decision support.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate across functions and levels of the organisation.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with the ability to adapt to changing priorities and requirements.


Note: Due to the nature of work undertaken at SubSea Craft, the selected candidate must be capable of meeting the security requirements of the position, which would include as a minimum Existing right to live and work in the UK, Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS), with Security Check likely for specific projects.*


Values: Our people are our greatest asset. We continually strive to provide an excellent working environment to enable our team to do their best work. We have an agile professional workforce: we are founded on the belief that our people are valued and our business is trusted, inclusive and commercially-adept.


What we expect from you:

  • Teamwork, mutual respect and collaboration
  • Initiative and independent working
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Business and commercial awareness
  • Agility, adaptability and continuous development

We are committed to building an inclusive, diverse workplace where everyone can thrive. If you require any support or adjustments to interact with us, please let us know.

*Please note that DBS, Driving Licence and reference checks will be carried out and all offers of employment are subject to meeting our requirements.

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Our mission is to secure the competitive advantage through the accelerated research, development, and delivery of maritime technology.