Finance Director Designate / Head of Finance

Howett Thorpe
13 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Exclusive with Howett Thorpe – We are recruiting the rare opportunity to join a growing SME property business based in the Crawley area for a Finance Director Designate/ Head of Finance to join the senior management team.

About The Role

As the Head of Finance, you will be working with the Managing Director to provide continued finance support to the business and give financial guidance to strategy and future plans. Within this role you will be taking a ‘hands on’ approach to all aspects of the finance function, managing a small team of staff and looking at transforming the finance function to be efficient and effective. This role has a wide and varied number of responsibilities, including:

Provide strategic support to the Managing Director to drive the business forward
Produce the Statutory Accounts including Month End and Year End accounts
VAT returns
Controlling the cashflow, providing analysis
Quarterly reporting of the company performance from a financial stand point
Process Complex accounts with multiple companies within the group
Produce the PAYE accounts

As time progresses within the role, your position will evolve into providing an overview of the accounts and detailed reports for investors and being involved with steering the business forward, setting strategy and looking at further investment opportunities.

About Our Client

This role is working within a privately owned Property based business that are based in the Crawley area. They are a stable entity, that are showing year on year growth and this opportunity presents itself as an ideal chance to join the business and shape its future.

About You

We are looking for an individual that is technically strong, is hands on with all aspects of the accounts function and has the ability to provide support for the business strategy. We are looking for the following skills and experiences:

Ideally ACA qualified but are open to looking at ACCA or CIMA qualified
Experience of managing a small team
Process improvement experience
Small company background
Production of Statutory Accounts
Provision of strategic support

Things You Should Know

This position is ideal for a long term future within the business, you will support the growth and development of the company once you have got all the finance process and procedures in place.

Commutable from: Burgess Hill, Caterham, Crawley, Croydon, Dorking, East Grinstead, Epsom, Gatwick, Guildford, Haywards Heath, Horley, Horsham, Leatherhead, Purley, Redhill, Reigate, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge

Howett Thorpe recruit for roles within accounts payable, credit control, payroll also covering accounts assistants, audit, management accounts, financial accounts, analysts, financial controllers, financial directors, corporate finance, tax including all part qualified and qualified vacancies.

Howett Thorpe are acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role and comply with all relevant UK legislation and do not discriminate on any protected characteristics. Due to the high volume of applications we currently receive, we are unable to respond to all candidates. If you do not hear from a Consultant within 5 working days please assume that you have not been successful.

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