Head of Finance

Posted 5 days ago by Harcourt Matthews Ltd

Leading Professional Services Group, Stratford
£60,000 - £75,000 + bonus + benefits

Please forward a Word copy of your CV if you wish to apply

The Company

A newly created Head of Finance position is sought by this entrepreneurial Business Services SME that continues to deliver a range of corporate solutions to a portfolio of blue-chip clients throughout the UK. Boasting consistent organic growth alongside several acquisitions with a commitment to continued profitable strategic expansion, the Board is currently seeking an ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant, to take up a commercially focused Head of Finance role. Supporting the Board to drive profitability and value creation, you will provide financial leadership and a comprehensive management and analytical resource to the business.

Key Responsibilities of the Head of Finance

  • Management and leadership of a small junior team ensuring that they are encouraged and developed to produce high quality work
  • Preparation & analysis of monthly management accounts, performance, variances & trends
  • Driving planning, budgeting and forecasting processes
  • Responsibility for statutory accounts pack, liaison with audits and tax calculations
  • Coordination of monthly financial accounts preparation
  • Review of Profit & Loss & key balance sheet accounts
  • Close review and management of weekly cash flow
  • Supporting the budgeting process and working closely with cost centre managers
  • Overseeing the control of Payables, Receivables & Payroll
  • Co-ordination & overseeing the preparation of VAT returns & financial forecasts
  • Development, implementation & documentation of business processes & accounting policies to ensure robust financial control

Skills & Attributes of the Head of Finance

  • Qualified accountant - ACA, ACCA or CIMA
  • Prior experience of either a number 1 finance role OR demonstrable experience of presenting and influencing at Board level
  • Experience of Sage 50/100/200/BI would be beneficial
  • Experience of managing and developing a small finance team
  • Proven ability to grow a transactional finance function into a business partnering function would be highly desirable
  • You will seek to become a Director and therefore part of the decision-making process rather than just support it - you will seek to evolve with the business as it grows
  • Demonstrable experience in a commercially run Professional or Business Service sector would be advantageous

Applications only considered from those eligible to live & work in the UK without restriction.

Harcourt Matthews is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Our divisions include Accounting & Finance; Legal Operations; HR - Human Resources & Personnel; IT - Information Technology; Pfi/PPP & FM; Procurement & Purchasing; Project Management & PMO; Sales & Marketing.

Keywords: Head of Finance, Finance Director, Financial Controller, SME, board reporting, business partnering, variance analysis, commentary

Ref: BHJOB3543_5387

Required skills

  • Cash Flow
  • Management Accounts
  • Staff Management
  • Budget Setting
  • Stakeholder Management

Application questions

Are you eligible to work in the UK?
Have you managed and developed junior finance staff?
Are you a qualified ACA or ACCA accountant?

Reference: 42672325

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