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Head of Finance

  • Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Sector: Financial Controller / Manager
  • Date posted: 24/08/2018
  • Job reference: J392356A

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This global organisation in the engineering services sector are looking to hire a Head of Finance to work within their Emergency Services division, where they provide support with managing vehicles, equipment, estates and training.

You will report directly into the Finance Director, and hold full responsibility for the management of the central finance function.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Finance Manager looking to join a leading organisation in an exciting industry, where you can continue to develop your career in this senior role.

What's on offer?

  • Annual salary up to £85,000 per annum, plus up to 20% bonus
  • Flexible benefits including pension scheme, cycle to work and 25 days holiday
  • Permanent, senior position with a true industry leader
  • Genuine career progression opportunities available

About your new role

Key duties will include:

  • Management of the Business Unit Central Finance function including ensuring the success of the finance team transformation programme following the BU restructuring
  • Drive systems and process improvements across the finance team, including a future ERP implementation
  • Overseeing and managing all BU central costs
  • Analysing, challenging and understanding the financial results and forecasts following up with the operational finance managers to obtain explanations where appropriate
  • Constructively challenge business activity in order to increase profits and improve efficiency's
  • Manage the monthly reporting process, ensuring all deadlines are met and deliverables are accurate and complete
  • Manage the budgeting/forecasting process, ensuring forecasts are properly constructed and underpinned with associated detailed presentations and supporting documentation
  • Ensure all other reporting deadlines are met and data gathered is reviewed and challenged.
  • Manage all group financial queries and ensure responses are accurate and prompt
  • Key liaison for internal and external audits
  • Manage the preparation of statutory accounts and tax packs
  • Manage Tax queries

About you

  • Qualified ACCA/CIMA/ACA with at least 5 years PQE
  • Experience in leading finance teams essential
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Willing to occasionally travel to other UK sites as required
  • Ability to understand and analyse movements and variances across the IS, BS and CF
  • Able to prepare and present difficult and complex financial/operational information in a simple and meaningful way
  • Good knowledge of relevant accounting standards

If you believe this is the next career move for you, please do not hesitate to apply now or contact Alex Benton on 0117 9309 748 for further information.

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