Financial Director

Demon Recruitment and Resourcing Ltd
London (Greater)
08 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
A Senior Executive and highly influential position within a fast growing award winning company is looking for a Financial Director to join the Senior Management Team.

To prepare, develop and analyse key financial information so that the organisation’s management makes sound commercial decisions to ensure future stability, growth and profitability. To support and guide the Boards of the Group with strategic and tactical financial planning. The role combines accounting skills with business management skills.

Key Performance Indicators for Role
• Meeting agreed deadlines for the production of figures on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
• The production of accurate financial data that provides a true reflection of the performance of the business
• Meeting agreed targets for the collection of debtors
• Improved understanding of financial metrics by non-financial managers

Key Responsibilities
To provide accounting services by:
• Preparing monthly management accounts for the company
• Providing sub-group accounting work for the other entities that form part of the company
• Using internal business intelligence to produce the budget and quarterly forecasts
• Providing variance analysis from budget, identifying added-value reporting opportunities for trend analysis and commentary to assist forecasting and budgeting requirements
• Producing annual financial accounts
• Developing effective financial forecasting models
• To provide a support service by working with all departments and the management team to help make financial decisions:
• Interpreting and communicating financial data to non-financial managers and putting the finances into context
• Providing financial input to key strategic decisions and advising on ways of improving business performance
• Analysing financial performance and contributing to medium and long-term business

To act as a role model and inspire staff at all levels to reach the highest possible standards of efficiency, quality and customer service

Key Tasks
• To play a full and active role in the running of the business
• To produce the monthly management accounts, variance analysis and cash flow report
• To work closely with the operational managers to review budgets and spending and discuss positive or negative trends
• To monitor and evaluate financial information systems and suggest improvements where needed
• To assist with the audit preparation work to allow for timely completion of the annual financial statements and corporation tax returns and assisting the company’s auditors in their duties
• To produce the quarterly valuation of course development costs
• To ensure the VAT return is submitted on a quarterly basis and deal with other compliance matters as required
• To ensure the integrity of the accounting records with appropriate checks
• To provide support to the Senior Book-Keeper as required including covering for absences
• To perform administrative and other general duties within the team as required for the effective day-to-day operation of the Finance function
• To identify training needs for staff and develop plans as to how those needs can be met and, where appropriate, coach, train and induct staff
• To advise Directors of any issues that may impact on the effective performance of your duties

Key Skills Required
These all need to be demonstrated by relevant experience at a senior level:

Management Skills
• Commitment to ensuring high professional standards and successful results through the effective planning and management of time and resources
• Ability to contribute to the overall strategy and business objectives
• Ability to focus on continuous improvement using measurement and analysis to underpin constant process improvement
• Ability to develop and monitor systems and processes that deliver accurate, complete and relevant information at the right time, to the right people
• Professional interpersonal skills, including the appropriate use of language, style, content and impact to suit a wide range of individuals, cultures and environments
• Ability to bring imaginative problem-solving techniques to the achievement of objectives
• Ability to work on own initiative, but without compromising teamwork
• High degree of computer literacy, specifically MS Word and Excel

Role-Specific Skills
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise with both finance and non-finance personnel
• Commercial awareness with excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
• Practical experience of forecasting, management and financial accounting
• Solid understanding of accounting software principles
• Experience of computerised accounting processes and the production of related management information

If you need to discuss this role in more detail, please call Demon Recruitment & Resourcing in the Croydon office. By submitting your job application to us you are hereby giving us your express consent to submit your details to our Client for this purpose.

Demon Recruitment confirms its commitment to equality of opportunity in all areas of its work. All individuals will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.

Whilst we would like to personally respond to every application this often isn't possible due to the volume of applicants. Should you have not been contacted within 7 days you have not been short listed on this occasion. However, your CV may be held on file for future reference

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