Head of Finance with Property Experience

Reed Finance
Letchworth Garden City
12 Feb 2017
12 Mar 2017
Contract Type
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

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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