Head of Finance

Robert Half Finance & Accounting
Edinburgh, UK
07 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Robert Half are working in partnership with a well recognised orgnisation in Edinburgh with the recruitment of their new Head of Finance. This exciting role will assume responsbility over the finance function and will involve a blend of pure business partnering and strong financial control. As a result, the successful candidate will have experience of leading high functioning finance teams and a track record of driving efficiency's.

Reporting to the Finance Director, duties of the Head of Finance will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Assuming responsibility for the professional delivery of the finance service incorporating all finance department activities, ensuring they are in line with and contributing towards the business's strategic and operational plans
  • Timely production of accurate and detailed management accounts with supporting narrative and variance analysis, ensuring such accounts accurately reflect the business and its needs
  • Production of financial forecasts, liaising with budget holders and other key stakeholders. Incorporating the results of such forecasts in all other key financial reports such as cash flow, clinical trials network financial reporting etc.
  • Preparation of the annual budget and plans including income and expenditure budgets, project and campaign budgets, balance sheet and cash flow forecasts
  • Continuous improvement of financial systems and implementation of change
  • Assist the executive team with the preparation and delivery of the business's strategic and operational plans
  • Manage the finance team, ensuring that key deadlines are adhered to and met

  • Qualified accountant (ACCA/CIMA/ICAS) or demonstrable qualified by experience (circa 5 years +)
  • Previous experience of developing, managing and leading staff within a finance team
  • Strong business partnering and IT skills
  • Experience of improving financial systems

Salary & Benefits

Salary will dependent on experience, within the region of £55,000 - £65,000
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Flexible working
  • Additional statutory benefits

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