Head of Finance

Flowers Associates Ltd
Leicester, UK
13 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Interim Head of Finance



The Opportunity

Established in 1979, my award winning client, active in 132 countries, is a successful and ambitious organisation that recognises the value of teamwork and is passionate about personal and professional development. Required is an Interim Head of Finance to cover a pending Maternity Leave. We are seeking candidates who are either currently available now or will be very quickly.

The Role

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Resources, you will undertake responsibility for the following:

Effective leadership and management of the Finance team.
Monthly management accounts and cash flow forecasts.
Quarterly revenue / expenditure reporting.
Accounting for a trade subsidiary.
Value-added financial decision support and insight.
In partnership with the leadership team, generation of financial plans, budgets and forecasts and identification of key financial risks and key performance measures.
Rollout of new financial system
Up-to-date knowledge ensuring compliance with all relevant financial legislation, regulations and guidelines such as VAT, Charity Commission requirements etc.
Management of internal and external audits.
Change leadership and support for continuous improvement and a culture of learning.
Effective, concise and timely briefings for the Director of Finance & Resources on key financial issues and decisions.
Management of royalty agreements for joint qualifications with other organisations.
Manage spending outside the agreed budget or forecasts ensuring justification and approval prior to any cost spend.

The Candidate

We need a capable and assertive interim Head of Finance; a qualified accountant experienced in financial management. The successful candidate will be commercially aware, client-focused, able to challenge and offer solutions and adept in dealing with multiple systems. We also need someone who can inspire and lead the finance team and who can oversee the rollout of a new financial system.

Qualified (CIMA/ ACA / ACCA) or Qualified by Experience
Experienced user of accounting software and Microsoft Office (Excel).
An excellent communicator, able to adapt style and content to maximise effectiveness with different audiences.
Experienced in managing and reporting on budget, producing monthly management accounts and cash flow forecasts and leading on year-end accounting and audit processes.
Able to understand the cost structure of products and services and advise on pricing.
Experienced in delivering accurate reports and presenting finance papers to key stakeholders.
A capable leader with experience of managing staff effectively.
A critical thinker and commercially aware, confident to challenge finance decisions and provide solutions.
Flexible in your approach and skilled in prioritisation.
Experience within the Third Sector would be beneficial.

The Benefits

In addition to a base salary of c£50k, benefits include 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, private health insurance, life assurance, employee assistance programme, a group personal pension plan

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