Head of Finance

  • Location:

    North London, London

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  • Salary:

    £80000 - £85000 per annum

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  • Published:

    19 days ago

  • Client:

    Undisclosed Company

I am working with an SME telecoms business who are in search for an addition to the Finance team...

Due to their high growth they are looking for a Financial Controller/Head of Finance to join the Senior Leadership Team. This is a career defining opportunity for an experienced Financial Controller who is hungry to progress internally within an organisation.

Due to the nature of this role it is essential you have experience within a high growth organisation. The position of Financial Controller is a key role in the Company and is part of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). Reporting will be the CFO and the key responsibilities involve financial reporting, financial systems and cash flow, including working with the Company's investment funders.

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant and demonstrate the strong defined personal qualities. Looking for an ambitious character focused on achieving excellence for the team and thinking that this may be the next CFO.

Key responsibilities:

The Financial Controller's daily duties would include the following activities:

  • Supervise the preparation of month end accounts
  • Supervision of VAT and PAYE returns
  • Supervision of payroll
  • Ensure the completion of bank and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Budget analysis and bringing insight into business performance
  • Managing daily cash requirements and flow
  • Preparation of KPI's
  • Managing the audit process and liaising with external personnel
  • Oversee the preparation of year end statutory accounts
  • Managing, mentoring and motivating the accounts team
  • Budgeting & forecasting
  • Contributing to company financial strategy and decision making process
  • Ensuring robust financial systems and processes are in place
  • Overseeing tax and compliance
  • Developing forecasting models (P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow)

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Excellent communicator, with both internal and external colleagues at all levels
  • Hard-working, efficient and motivated by results
  • Ability to analyse and make recommendations, alongside the capacity to drive through key business changes
  • Strong business acumen and understanding of financial issues
  • Qualified and highly experienced in a similar role
  • Management of 2 members of staff

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