Head of Finance with Property Experience

Recruiter
Reed Finance
Location
Letchworth Garden City
Salary
40000.0000
Posted
12 Feb 2017
Closes
12 Mar 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen in Hertfordshire for a Fully Qualified Accountant to join an established company at a new location in Hertfordshire. As the Head of Finance you will be responsible for the day to day overseeing of the client accounts function. Heading up a team of 13 direct reports - you will ideally be equipped with strong man management skills and strong communication skills. 

Key Objectives:
• To take full responsibility for the day-to-day running of the property accounts function, and ensure it delivers an exemplary level of service
• To monitor and Control the annual workload
• To ensure all deadlines are met
• To setup and use control sheets and diary notes
• To establish procedures and processes to produce efficiencys in the way the accounts department functions, and produce cost savings
• To assist the Board in growing the business through regular reporting and ad hoc projects
• To manage and motivate the accounts team
• To deliver the highest possible professional service to all our customers
• To maximize the efficiencys available from our property management and other software packages

Main Duties & Responsibilities:
• Monitoring and motivating a growing team, currently 13 people
• To action all client correspondence within rigid timescales, and immediately bring to the attention of the Directors any contentious matters
• To attend client meetings as and when required, including outside working hours
• To liaise and work closely with the Head of Management to ensure that all deadlines requiring input from the Management Department are met
• Training
• Staff appraisals
• Regular reporting to the Board for management accounting purposes
• THE ROLE WILL BE VERY MUCH ‘HANDS-ON’

Experience (Essential):
• Must be a qualified accountant
• Demonstrable managerial and leadership skills
• Willing to take full responsibility, and to be accountable for, the implementation and control of established and new accounting procedures
• Able to meet deadlines, every time!
• Must be fully computer literate and conversant with Word and Excel
• Ability to work under pressure and on own initiative
• A confident and positive approach to customer service
• Excellent communication skills coupled with the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
• Enthusiasm and flexibility
• Good organisational and problem solving skills
• Must enjoy being part of a team
Experience (Desirable):
• A proven track record of running an accounts department in the property management sector
• Experience of Qube/ECS property management software
• Experience of working in a small team and / or small organisation

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