Interim Finance Director - 12 Month Contract

Reed Finance
17 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen  for a Head of Finance to join a market leader in their field. This position is offered on a the basis of a 12 month fixed term contract.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to join the Executive team and you will be an integral part of the in all aspects of financial strategy.  

As a Head of Finance, you will be expected to provide  high level strategic advice including regulatory compliance and will have a proven track record in working at an Executive Board level. 

Key Duties:

1. Provide strategic input into and lead the development of financial strategy. Identify key measures for financial success.

2. Create a robust process for analysis of proposed investments and measures of success; and a strict follow-up of the return on these investments, divergence from plan, explanations and corrective action if and when needed.

3. Determine and agree long and short term financial plans in order to fulfill the Financial Operating Strategy.

4. Analyse, interpret and provide insight into the financial performance and trends

5. Ensure analytical financial support and guidance is provided to other departments.

6. Ensure that company financial systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth.

7. Review the testing of the high level financial controls and regularly review the finance related risks and risk management strategies.

8. Report financial performance in accordance with applicable Financial Reporting Standards.

9. Ensure timely preparation of consolidated revenue and capital budgets, financial forecasts statutory and year end accounts and the subsequent audit process are effectively managed.

10. Be a pro-active member of the High Performing Leadership Team and work closely with other members to ensure that opportunities to innovate are identified and exploited.

11. Lead, coach, manage and develop the Finance team and ensure that PDR’s are conducted.

12. Ensure that all relevant Company Secretarial activities are effectively undertaken.

13. Take on a proactive role in relation to cost management and provide challenge and perspective to cost decisions and processes.

Applicants will be qualified in either ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent.

Key attributes:

- An excellent communicator with the ability to influence
- Strategic thinker with the ability to drive forward and support the business
- Commercially Astute
- Excellent leadership skills
- Experience of investment analysis
- Solid governance and regulatory knowledge 
-  An analytical, creative problem solver with the appetite and energy to evaluate, challenge and change status quo where necessary

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