Head of Finance

DCV Technologies Limited
Cheltenham, UK
20 Jun 2019
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of Finance

Seeking an exceptional Head of Finance to join a high-functioning Finance and Corporate Services Senior Leadership Team. This is an exciting opportunity to join a nationally renowned organisation, with an energised sense of what it can achieve in the coming years.

The Finance and Corporate Services department manages and supports initiatives in the business that drive organisational performance, efficiency, delivery, and implementation. It brings together a number of organisation-wide functions, activities, and support services, based on specialised knowledge, best practices, processes, and technology to serve our internal and external customers and business partners.

Key duties and responsibilities

Commercial finance:

·Work collaboratively with internal and external senior stakeholders to ensure results are delivered for the financial year, understanding and acting on risks and opportunities, and driving growth and efficiencies.

·Support the Director of Finance and Corporate Services (FCS), and the rest of the organisation in strategic decision-making, analysis and business development.

Financial accounting:

·Ensure monthly financial statements, statutory accounts, and end of year audit are comprehensive, accurate, and timely.

·Manage and be responsible for statutory filings, treasury and reserve policy, tax accounting compliance, implementing credit policies and procedures, finance processes and control, payroll etc.


·Develop and implement successful financial strategy and controls.

·Influence decision-making across the business, and provide strategic insight based on sound understanding of the competitive environment.

·Deputise for the Director of Finance and Corporate Services. Recruit, develop, support, and coach the finance team, instilling a 'best in class' attitude.


·Line management.

·Departmental budget.

·Delegated expenditure approval across UCAS.

·Membership of the Finance and Corporate Services SLT.

·Execution of BACS and bank payments for approved transactions.

Person specification:

·Qualified accountant, with extensive experience in a commercial environment.

·Strong evidence of strategic planning and decision-making, commercial acumen, and understanding of risk and performance management.

·Leadership qualities that motivate and inspire colleagues and team members while gaining their respect and confidence, building a strong vision and team ethos.

·Experience of leading a team and direction of a finance function.

·Collaborative and solution focused, possessing initiative, and the ability to successfully implement new ideas.

·Experience of working in a strategic capacity to deliver change and results.

·Outgoing, persuasive, and a confident communicator with internal and external stakeholders, at all levels.

·Ability to present complex information coherently to large audiences.

·Discreet and trustworthy, as role holder will be required to work with sensitive and confidential information.

·Proven experience of financial performance reporting and planning, with a clear view on how to present the information and make recommendations.


Competitive salary with 30 days annual leave, voluntary flexible benefits, paid volunteering days, and a contributory stakeholder pension.

onsite you can also benefit from our restaurant, affordable gym membership, free parking, unlimited tea and coffee, and many other perks.

You'll enjoy an exciting, agile working environment, with a vibrant culture and flexible approach to work, all of which reflects our teamwork and innovative spirit.

This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/86938804

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