Head of Finance

Cordant People
Blackpool, UK
18 Sep 2019
03 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
I'm currently recruiting a Head of Finance to join a growing business in Blackpool.

Reporting into the Chief Executive, the Head of Finance will be responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient day to day financial management, accuracy and integrity of the financial accounting systems.

This is to include all aspects budgeting, forecast planning and reporting, together with the responsibilities for the banking, invoicing, debt collection and creditor payments, tax, audit, cashflow and payroll functions of the finance department.

We are looking for a dynamic, professional and engaging candidate to join a company that is looking to expand. Somebody who is used to working in a very fast paced environment and industry is also key.

Responsibilities & Duties:
  • Manage the day to day operation of the Finance function to ensure the provision of a high quality service to stakeholders
  • Ensuring the accounting records are maintained to a high standard of accuracy and integrity
  • Enhancing and then maintaining the internal financial controls, procedures and processes to ensure a robust financial control framework is in place to protect the company's assets
  • Lead the preparation and consolidation of the annual financial budget. Providing support to budget holders to build accurate and achievable budgets that meet the company's financial strategy
  • Provision of accurate financial management information to stakeholders in accordance with an agreed timetable to enable the effective financial management of the company
  • Attendance at board meetings and other senior management meetings as required
  • Regular review of financial performance and forecasts with budget holders, alerting senior
    management to potential issues
  • Ensure compliance with VAT and tax regulations including VAT and tax return submission
  • Maintain accurate cash flow forecasts and ensure appropriate treasury management
    practices in place
  • Leading the preparation and audit of the annual report and accounts
  • Overseeing the operation of the payroll function, ensuring accuracy of processing and
    compliance with HMRC and pension Auto-Enrolment regulations
  • Day to day line management of the Financial Accountant, Accounts Payable Clerk and
    Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Conducting annual appraisals, performance reviews, team meetings and other management
    duties to ensure good team performance and achievement of core objectives
  • Approving payments of invoices, expenses and amounts owed by BACS on a weekly basis.
  • At all times consider how your role can support the strategic objectives of the business.

Person Specification:
  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified, industry experience essential
  • Experience of direct line management, mentoring and supervision of staff
  • Significant experience operating at a senior level, including financial reporting to the Board of Directors
  • Experience in the production of Management and Statutory accounts within agreed deadlines
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and advanced Excel skills
  • High level of technical competence and a keen eye for financial detail
  • Proven team player
  • First-rate planning skills with the ability to devise, plan & execute work plant to achieve objectives

If you have not received a response within one week, then please assume that on this occasion, you have not been shortlisted. Thank you

Cordant People are an equal opportunities employer


Cordant Group is an equal opportunities employer

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