Head of Finance/Financial Controller (Financial Services)

Fusion Search Recruitment
Edinburgh, UK
15 Jul 2019
24 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a dynamic and forward thinking organisation that operates mainly in the financial services industry. Due to continued success and expansion they are looking to recruit an experienced Head of Finance to join their team.

We're looking for a Head of Finance to oversee our clients' UK operation. This is a fantastic opportunity for some to join and lead an expanding Financial team based in Edinburgh. The successful candidate will have significant financial services experience as a Financial Controller, Head of Finance or Finance Director.

·Managing a team who in turn manage a wider team, this includes financial accounting & payroll

·Liaising with & building relationships with stakeholders

·Providing financial reporting & forecasting to influence decisions

·Optimising data analysis, financial reporting & financial processes

·Responsible for financial controls & compliance

·Delivering budget & forecasting cycles

·Responsible for the payroll operation, ensuring all staff are paid accurately & on time

·Overseeing sales invoicing & credit control function for all fee income including ensuring accurate & timely sales invoicing, effective credit control & debtor analysis

·Managing the provision of monthly & quarterly reporting for all business areas

·Ongoing review & optimisation of financial processes, controls & monthly & quarterly management reporting outputs, including monthly management accounts packs & board reporting

·Maintaining & developing automated & integrated systems & solutions

·Responsible for complex excel based budgeting, reforecasting, management & statutory (audit) reporting models

·Preparing annual statutory accounts, liaising directly with Auditors

·Overseeing the completion & submission of accurate & on time VAT submissions to HMRC

Experience Required:

·Ideally a fully qualified Accountant (candidates qualified by experience may be considered)

·Wealth of experience in financial services

·Advanced technical skills in statutory & management accounting

·Coaching & mentoring

·Demonstrable experience of payroll

·Demonstrable experience in sales Invoices & credit control

·Good people management & development

·Ability to manage multiple complex projects & processes simultaneously

·Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications, in particular Excel

·Excellent communicator with the ability to build credibility across all levels of the organisation & to distil complex technical information into clear simple messages

·Strong influencing capability

·High level of analytical skills

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Head of Finance to work for an industry leading, dynamic and forward thinking organization, offering excellent progression and development opportunities.

If you feel that you have the necessary skills and experience to succeed in the role of Head of Finance then please apply now for immediate consideration.

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