My client, a group of thriving commercial business, is looking to recruit a Group Head of Finance. The main am of the role will be to run a busy finance department in the Head Office, monitoring payroll and related activities, ensuring the accuracy of our statutory reports and the timeliness of our tax compliance. This role also involves forming our group development and operation strategy. In addition, You will be expected to improve our internal controls system, reported to the CEO. If selected, you will:
Monitor and review the effectiveness of financial controls to ensure all relevant statutory, regulatory and investor requirements are met
Work with budget holders and prepare the annual budget for the CEO and meet external requirements.
Completing financial, buy-side due diligence on a wide range of targets from small owner managed businesses to publicly listed companies, brands and distressed opportunities
Managing group M&A projects alongside other internal and external stakeholders
Engaging with internal and external lawyers on drafting of key transaction documentation
Drafting reports for submission to the board of directors
Ensure compliance with all relevant financial legislation, regulations and guidelines such as filing requirements with Companies House and HMRC, NMW, pension scheme, etc.
Monitor and manage cash flows to better operate and support the business.
Maintain strong working relationships with bankers, auditors and investment managers.
Manage all due payments timely, utilise available funds reasonably and economically.
Manage staff in the Finance Department, including monitoring their work, setting targets, carrying out regular appraisals and proper training.
Liaise with staff from other departments as necessary, providing proactive support and advice when necessary.
Monitor sale ledger and ensure sales information is collected and imported in the system
Review purchase ledger and ensure that invoices are accurately recorded and punctually paid
Review payroll operation and ensure relevant regulations are met
Check relevant reconciliations, i.e. bank, intercompany, sales and receipts, PAYE, VAT, etc., on a regular basis.
Manage accrued accounting concept and make necessary journals, i.e. prepayment, accruals, depreciation, etc.
Prepare monthly management accounts and variances analysis against budget.
Prepare other financial reports on specific activities as needed.
Draft annual financial statements and prepare supporting schedules for the audit purposes.Requirements
Fully qualified (ACA/ACCA or CIMA)
Stable work resume, including at least 5 years of work experience in a Head of role within an SME/Entrepreneurial environment.
Experience of running a finance department in SME, and scaleup during a period of rapid growth.
Self-starter, capable of managing multiple responsibilities and able to deliver to strict deadlines
Excellent in Microsoft Office
Strong communication skill at all levels, both verbal and written, and strong influencing skills and ability to contribute effectively to strategy as part of the Senior Management Team
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