Operations and Finance Director - London

Finance and operations, management consultancy, London

Our client is a global consulting business advising both private and public-sector clients on economics, finance and public policy.

They are looking for an Operations and Finance Director who will play a key role in the Company at all levels. The main purpose of the role is to take responsibility of the operational and financial management of the company.

Key responsibilities:

  • Financial management and oversight of the company business activities. Both operational and strategic financial management.
  • Management and mitigation of operational risk; to review, update, revise operations to reduce exposure to financial, contractual and human resource risk
  • To lead an operations function which supports the working of an agile, intellectual, professional services business
  • The development and compilation of comprehensive financial and management information to the company’s executive team and board
  • Monitoring and reporting of KPIs for the organisation including utilisation, realisation, work in progress, overhead costs and cash management
  • Management and control of key supporting business processes including finance (including bookkeeping, payments and returns),
  • HR (including recruitment, annual reviews, policies, good practice), procurement, property and overall office management
  • The role will include managing London and overseas offices


Key skills and experience

  • Qualified accountant
  • Proven track record in Operations/Financial Management/ bid and contracting risk management.
  • HR experience would be a plus
  • Ideally experience in a management consulting business
  • Experience and understanding of a professional services business at a strategic level, including during period of change
  • Adaptability and flexibility: resilience, remains calm in high pressured situations, accepts new assignments and challenges, and responds productively to change
  • Ability to work effectively in a small business environment
  • Ability to lead, manage and work at all levels within the organisation
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
  • Working with others: the ability to work well with others and in a cross-cultural team environment; collaborates effectively across groups and sets a tone of co-operation

This is a fabulous opportunity to take on a challenging role in an interesting business.

  • Flexibility - 4-5 days a week
  • Salary - £80-100K FTE plus
  • Location - Central London
  • Recruiter - Elspeth Peters

Reference: 36655892

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