Head of Finance

Sewell Wallis Ltd
14 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Sewell Wallis are currently working with our client a well-known higher education sector organisation in Sheffield who are looking to recruit a Head of Finance.

They are at an exciting stage in their development as an organisation, they have a strong and growing business portfolio and offer a great place to work with a fantastic newly updated grounds.

My client are looking to appoint a Head of Finance to join the finance team, supporting the Executive Director of Finance and Resources as their number two. This role will see you leading the Finance teams to deliver effective and high quality financial services across the organisation.

The main purpose of this role is to lead the finance team comprising of financial and management accounting, accounting services, treasury, procurement and internal controls and risk. You will present during the senior management meetings to deliver the financial results, lead the planning, directing and controlling of the statutory accounts, forecasts, cash flow and the budget. With an imminent project nearing a key part of this role is to develop processes, controls and systems across the finance function.


• Significant experience of leading and managing a large finance department
• Experience of influencing and challenging senior non finance professionals
• Highly technically proficient with an analytical approach and outstanding ability to deliver financial control and reporting
• Experience of leading organisational budget setting processes
• Significant experience of exploiting IT solutions to drive efficiencies within the finance function and an expert Excel user
• Experience of leading corporate risk management processes, financial governance and Assurance
• A first degree or equivalent level qualification
• Professional accountancy qualification accredited by one of the CCAB Accountancy Bodies
• Evidence of pursuing a programme of continuing personal development

Please contact Farah for more information.

Sewell Wallis acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers

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