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Head of Finance

Employer
Huntress
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
28 Jan 2022

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Head of Finance

Our fantastic client in Chelmsford are seeking a Head of Finance to provide leadership within the Corporate Finance team and join and report into Senior Management within the organisation.

Duties will include:

Manage the day to day accounting function ensuring that proper books and records are maintained and that stringent financial controls are in place and implemented
Oversee the development and implementation of the annual budget-setting process and ensure that year end accounts are produced accurately and on time
Support the long term planning mechanisms, budgets and management information in line with strategic planning objectives and execution
Taking responsibility for the management of monthly income and expenditure accounts, cash flow, a regular balance sheet and monthly management accounts and forecasting. All financial statements should be accompanied by a written narrative to support the translation and interpretation of the figures
Operate an efficient financial reporting system which provides timely accurate and relevant information and to draft financial reports as necessary for the Managing Director and the Board
To take lead responsibility for putting in place the required financial controls, undertaking regular checks and audits to ensure compliance, as well as monitoring compliance with broader financial management standards and regulations
Managing financial and commercial modelling for business to business products and services and direct payment tenders
Liaise with external auditors on annual accounts and taxation matters
To line manage the Corporate Finance function
Working closely where needed with IT third party providers and leading financial system changes
Ensure that the staff and other corporately led payrolls are run efficiently, accurately and to time
Review capital expenditure proposals and make recommendations as to their viability and to monitor actual capital expenditure against projections
Support the development of finance related marketing materials, including copy for the websiteCandidate requirements:

A recognised financial accountancy qualification, or equivalent
Proven track record of financial management
Experience managing IT transformation projects, particularly finance systems and implementing robust financial controls
Experience of managing a team
Excellent influencing, negotiating and communication skills
Understanding of payroll processes
Have experience of analysing complex financial information to reach sound judgements and explain the basis of those judgements
Capable of analytical forward thinking and a high standard of computer literacy
Personal commitment to equality and diversity
Good working knowledge of SAGE accountancy packages and experience of running internet-based banking servicesMonday-Friday, 37.5 hours per week, hybrid working offered - two days per week WFH and three office based
Free parking at the Chelmsford office
50k-60k depending on experience

This company have an excellent company culture and mission statement, having worked closely with them for over 7 years I am well placed to assist with any questions surrounding the job role and organisation.

Huntress does not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and complies with all relevant UK legislation. PLEASE NOTE! You should make yourself aware of how immigration laws apply to your situation before applying for any jobs. We are acting as a Recruitment Business in relation to this role
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