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Head of Finance

Closing date
22 May 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Based: Weymouth

Term: 12-month fixed term contract

Hybrid working is available. We would ideally prefer someone on-site 3 - 4 days per week.

Ultra CEMS has an exciting opportunity to join the business at Senior Leadership level. With the business going through a stimulating period of growth and development, this role represents the chance to drive real and impactful change.

Key Responsibilities:

* Assist the General Manager in delivering optimal financial performance from CEMS

* Ensure financial controls are effective, and reviews from internal and external audit do not report significant control deficiencies

* Deliver monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and yearly financial reporting in the formats and to the timelines prescribed by Ultra

* Prepare and submit annual budget and quarterly forecasts in the formats and to the timelines prescribed by Ultra

* Support CEMS bid and contract review processes with financial data, review and approval as required

* Manage Business Systems team and delivery of MIS to CEMS

* Ensure that budget holders have the appropriate information and reporting to manage their business units / functions; work with budget holders to address significant variances

* Manage direct reports, setting clear expectations of the activities, standards of performance and behaviours expected in the conduct of their roles and that performance is appropriate for the needs of the business. In particular, ensure that effective business partnering is undertaken within the business for all areas of responsibility


Please note applicants must be able to attain SC Clearance


Every employee is critical to our success and as such we offer a range of flexible employee benefits along with career development opportunities.

In addition you will receive:

• Flexible working within core working hours (flexible start/finish times)

• 25 days' holiday with the option to buy/sell 5 days plus bank holidays.

• 4 times your annual salary in life assurance

• Flexible benefits package (retail vouchers, gym discounts, employee share scheme, health screening and more!)

• Pension Scheme - Less than 5 years' service up to 5.5% employer contributions, 5 years' service + up to 7.5% employer contributions.

• A confidential Employee Support Helpline

Please note, once you have completed your application this will be reviewed by our Talent Acquisition team. On occasions we may close roles earlier than the advertised closing date based on the quality of applications received. We encourage you to submit your application ASAP.

Who are we looking for?

You will be a qualified accountant with experience at a high level, but who is comfortable getting their hands dirty.

Ideally you will be someone who is excited by the prospect of being able to make real and impactful changes as we develop and restructure the CEMS business over the coming months.

Here at Ultra we are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusivity. Underpinned by our values, behaviours and policies, we want you to feel empowered to be the best version of yourself. We also believe that people from different backgrounds and cultures will increase our diversity of thinking, ensuring we successfully deliver to our customers.

We therefore do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We also support requests for flexible working arrangements wherever possible
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