Head of Finance

Recruiter
CMA Financial Recruitment*
Location
Southampton
Posted
10 Jan 2018
Closes
09 Feb 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
CMA Recruitment Group is working with an established and recognizable organisation in Southampton, to recruit a Head of Finance into a newly created role as the business goes through a period of expansion and change.

As a part of the senior leadership team and reporting into the CFO, this role is responsible for ensuring that the organisation's financial strategies are fit for purpose and in line with the overall group goals. At an operational level the role will be responsible for leading a team of transactional and accounting reports whilst ensuring that internal processes are efficient and continually developed. As the organisation expands and develops the Head of Finance will be responsible for ensuring that the team and strategies of the finance department become more commercial.

Key responsibilities will include:
*Provide leadership to a stable team of circa 10 reports;
*Improve internal processes to reflect the organisation's new strategy;
*Oversee the financial performance of the organisation;
*Continually look to create efficiencies through better use of systems and internal policies;
*Actively contribute to transformational change and ensure that organisational development initiatives are implemented;
*Provide overall financial accountability, through establishing and monitoring the delivery of management accounts, cash flow, forecasts and balance sheet reviews;
*Support the development of a finance strategy to fund growth;
*Build, develop and maintain a robust finance team.

Applicants will need to be qualified with previous experience of working at a senior level with team management responsibilities. Prior experience of leading an organisation through a period of change/expansion would also be sought after due to the planned changes.

In terms of personality, our client is a seeking a candidate that is capable of working at senior leadership level to help guide and influence the direction of the organistaion, whilst also maintaining a hands on approach to the accounting function and team.

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