Head of Financial Operations

Posted 3 June by JasperRose

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Head of Financial Operations | 12 month FTC | Logistics & Shipping | £100,000 - £120,000 | Central London

JasperRose has partnered with a world leading maritime business based in the West End of London. This top business is seeking to hire a Head of Financial Operations on an interim basis for 1 year as a supportive role to the senior leadership team. Sat within luxury offices, among a strong finance team, you will be on site 5 days per week leading the AP and Payroll team from the front line.

Your role:

Reporting into the Finance Director, you will play a supporting role to the senior leadership team ensuring BAU for the AP and Payroll functions during a time of change.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing the AP and Payroll teams, line managing 6 individuals
  • Support the Director of Finance in managing the AP and Payroll teams ensuring they deliver on their BAU tasks
  • Oversee processes to ensure compliance is adhered to
  • Business partner with the AP Manager and other department heads in relation to the 365 implementation and any escalated issues
  • Highlight weaknesses in their financial control processes in regards to purchase ledger and payroll, coming up with solutions to solve or improve these areas
  • Leading by example with a hands-on approach
  • Adhoc support and reporting for the wider finance team

What they are looking for:

The successful candidate will have previous experience in managing an AP function and a thorough understanding of payroll payments. They will also be QBE or ACA, CA, ACCA or CIMA qualified with a good understanding of financial controls. Due to the ongoing projects in the business, prior experience managing change within a team is a must. You will need to be a bright and commercial individual with an aptitude looking at improvements for the teams and how the AP and Payroll functions support and add value to the overall business. Prior experience working in the Shipping, Aviation, Pharmaceutical or FMCG industries with the Dynamics 365 system is a bonus.


In return for your hard work, you will work in a top 10 business with an extraordinary culture resulting in extremely long tenure in the company. You will also be entitled to a generous benefits package including an employer contribution pension of 8%, ample holidays, private medical insurance, life insurance and season ticket loan.

Application questions

This role is office based, can you work in London 5 days per week?
Have you got prior experience managing an AP team?

Reference: 52489091

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