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Head of Finance – North Buckinghamshire

Head of Finance, ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified, well established national organisation, reporting to CFO, £100k – £110k + benefits, North Bucks

A new exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head of Finance to join the head office finance team within this highly reputable organisation within the Buckinghamshire area. This newly created position will oversee all financial aspects and will drive the financial strategy and planning for the finance function.

As Head of Finance you will be joining a well established operation in the early stages of a significant positive transformation, likely to stretch over the next 12-18 months.  With a team of 10 staff, you will be expected to lead by example, partner effectively with other heads of departments and provide strategic input to your team, the board and to your CFO to help drive the transformation process effectively.

You will regularly engage with senior parties and stakeholders, educating and advising accordingly. You will represent the finance function for the business at senior management meetings, advising on strategies and best course of action moving forward. You will be able to analyse, review and advise on areas for improvement.

Your responsibilities as Head of Finance will also include:

  • Define and direct finance business partnering to your direct reports
  • Create and execute business investment strategies
  • Manage, coach and develop the finance team
  • Drive the financial reporting and budgeting/forecasting/planning processes
  • Perform in-depth analysis, undertake root cause analysis, propose actions
  • This position holds a high profile within the organisation with regular interaction with Board Members from a FTSE/PLC background, so you you will need to have the necessary gravitas to hold your own in this company and to win them over to your vision for developing the finance function.
  • You will also need to have a proven track record at an executive/senior management level, leading a finance function and a skilled team within a well-established organisation.
  • You will have a keen eye for detail and will be able to confidently communicate with neighbouring departments.
  • You will be an advocate for promoting a productive and healthy working environment, with strong working relationships.

The Candidate

The ideal individual must be an ACCA/CIMA/ACA qualified accountant who encourages and promotes personal development and strives to regularly challenge themselves. You will be adept at IT packages and systems and a confident user of MS Office applications. You will be an analytical thinker with a commercial awareness and an ability to work under pressure within requested timeframes, looking for a challenging and rewarding career move with succession plans to develop in to the CFO role in the mid term.

Job Reference: 12043
Salary: £110000
Location: Buckinghamshire
Type: Permanent
CALL: 01604 876330
Consultant: Jake Brown
Last Updated: 13/01/2020