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Head of Finance

Employer
Vitae Financial Recruitment
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Our client, a dynamic and high-profile organisation with a reputation for change and innovation, is looking to source a top calibre Head of Finance to lead a newly created team. This non-BAU role will involve a mix of analysis and accounting and be responsible for 5 Business Partners and Analysts focusing on special projects.

Main duties include:
* Managing the monthly reviews and challenge for projects within the Programme, providing a high level of analysis of performance, identifying risks and opportunities
* Providing financial insight, analysis and reporting on project performance versus budget and forecast
* Maintaining a register of cost risks and opportunities
* Managing budgeting and forecasting process, challenging Project teams to deliver a robust plan
* Evaluating business cases for investment decisions, challenging assumptions and ensuring compliance
* Prioritising project issues for review
* Coaching and mentoring staff, overseeing new employee on-boarding and providing career development planning
* Empowering others to take responsibility in their roles, delegating responsibility

Key skills & experience required:
* ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified
* Skilled at building relationships at senior level, with very strong ability to influence through gravitas and confidence
* Resilience - ability to operate effectively in a highly pressured environment
* Knowledge of business case and investment appraisals
* Experience operating at a senior level across multiple projects
* Strong leadership and team management experience
* Advanced Excel and strong systems skills

This is a fantastic opportunity for a credible and commercially astute senior finance professional to add significant value in a unique and high-profile role.

AGY - Vitae Financial Recruitment
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