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Head of Finance

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Head of Finance Salary: £80,000 + bonus Location: Manchester

Keywords: Finance, Head of Finance, Accounting Operations, Strategic Initiatives

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic Head of Finance to join a rapidly growing, global organisation. This role is pivotal in driving the success of the finance team and the wider business, offering an individual the chance to make a significant impact to continued success. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and overseeing day-to-day accounting operations, providing strategic financial insights, and successfully managing regular project work. This role offers a unique blend of operational and strategic responsibilities, making it an ideal position for someone looking to take their career to the next level.

This opportunity is with a high growth, international business known for employee satisfaction and a modern approach to work-life balance.

  • Extensive board level exposure
  • Crucial role in a rapidly expanding organisation
  • Opportunity to drive strategic initiatives and business decisions
  • Unique blend of operational and strategic responsibilities

What you'll do:

As Head of Finance, you will play a vital role in shaping the future of our finance team. Your primary responsibility will be managing and overseeing the day-to-day operations of our accounts. You will provide valuable financial insights that drive strategic initiatives and business decisions.

  • Embody a people-first culture by providing supportive leadership to direct reports
  • Enhance the quality of line management within the finance department through feedback, training, and development plans
  • Facilitate international growth
  • Oversee day-to-day accounting operations, ensuring accuracy and efficiency
  • Provide insightful financial recommendations to support strategic initiatives and business decisions
  • Provide oversight of the consolidation of bank accounts
  • Assist in the integration of newly acquired businesses
  • Ensure a smooth and successful year end audit including being a key contact for external stakeholders
  • Ensure compliance with accounting principles, regulatory requirements, and tax laws
  • Design weekly, monthly, and quarterly reporting packages for board presentations
  • Manage cash flow and liquidity to ensure the organisation's ability to meet financial obligations

What you bring:

The ideal Head of Finance candidate brings a wealth of experience within similar leadership roles.. You have demonstrated your ability to adhere to processes, enforce controls, and maintain a robust control environment. Your strong professional judgement is complemented by excellent communication skills and a keen eye for detail. You are ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified with at least two years of experience in a similar role. Experience working in an acquisitional business would be beneficial.

  • Excellent organisation and prioritisation skills
  • Confident liaising with board level stakeholders
  • Demonstrable ability to adhere to processes, enforce controls, and maintain a robust control environment
  • Strong professional judgement with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Diligent attention to detail with strong Excel skills
  • ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified with at least two years experience in a similar role
  • Experience working in a an acquisitive business would be beneficial

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Accountancy & Finance

Focus: Finance Manager

Industry: Accountancy

Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum + 20% bonus

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Senior Management

Location: Manchester

Job Reference: K992KX-F632EF28

Date posted: 26 June 2024

Consultant: Jonathan Kerr

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