Head of Finance

Location: Derbyshire

Job Type: Permanent

Contact Email: julie.brown@cherryprofessional.co.uk

Contact Phone: 0115 9222240

Sector: Qualified Finance

Salary: 85000

Start Date: 2024-03-25

Consultant: Julie Brown

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Head of Finance – Education sector – Derbyshire – c£80-85K + bens

We are delighted to be working with an entrepreneurial education company who are seeking a highly experienced and qualified Head of Finance to join this reputable and rapidly growing company. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to take on a challenging role that offers both commercial and strategic financial management responsibilities.

Reporting into the CFO, this role will provide strategic and commercial financial management.  As the Head of Finance, you will lead the finance function and ensure the embedding of acquisitions happens smoothly.  You will also be responsible for producing timely and accurate monthly management accounts, attending SMT meetings, and providing insightful and appropriate financial insight.

The successful candidate will have multi-site experience and the ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. You will be a qualified accountant with senior management team experience and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You will be a team player and a problem solver with strong organisational, analytical, and technical skills.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing commercial and strategic financial management, direction and leadership
  • Producing timely and accurate monthly management accounts and supporting board pack financial commentary
  • Assisting in the preparation of an annual budget and rolling 12-month forecasts
  • Supporting the management team in commercial finance decisions as the business looks to grow
  • Identifying and implementing financial systems improvements and integrations
  • Identifying and reporting on KPIs, providing clear and accurate decision-making data to the management team
  • Implementing better financial processes and controls, and instilling a strong focus on cost control within the business
  • Managing and developing the finance team
  • Ensuring the financial integration of all UK-based acquisitions
  • Ensuring all transactional processing is completed accurately on a timely basis
  • Managing relationships with auditors and other external advisors, including banks and taxation advisors
  • Responsibility for the accurate completion of the monthly payroll, and management of employee benefits

What is the client looking for….

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
  • Good interpersonal skills to be able to liaise with stakeholders
  • Experience of leading a team
  • Strong technical skills

What is on offer….

  • Salary of between £80-85,000 (DOE)
  • Health benefits
  • Opportunity to grow and develop the finance team

Other roles you may have applied for are Financial Controller,  Finance Manager, Financial Accountant, Commercial Accountant
This role is based in Derby but commutable from Nottingham, Leicester and Sheffield
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