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Head of Finance

Head of Finance

  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance, Qualified Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £50000 - £60000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lee Kemp

  • Contact email:

    lee.kemp@cherryprofessional.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    BBBH15079_1562245441

  • Published:

    15 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-08-03

  • Consultant:

    Lee Kemp

Head of Finance | Education | Birmingham | £50,000- 60,000 + benefits

Are you a qualified accountant (ACCA/CIMA) looking for a senior finance role within a growing SME? Do you have aspirations to become an FD/CFO in the future but not sure how best to get there? I might have something for you …

If you are a solid all round accountant with all the technical know-how to hit the ground running in a cradle to grave accounting position then this role could be ideal for you. This group is growing by acquisition however you are not expected to be an M&A expert and this will be part of your training before stepping up to the next level.

The Head of Finance will be responsible for the financial health of the Group ensuring that financial practices are in line with all statutory legislation and regulations. Producing timely and accurate financial reports and developing strategies based on financial research. Have the ability to provide clear budgetary planning in both the short and long term, know the financial implications of any decision before proceeding. Work closely with remote working key stakeholders.

What is the role likely to involve?

Managing the finance function, both on site and remote, and the external payroll bureau

Preparing the monthly consolidated management accounts and other financial reports including KPIs, presenting these to the board members and other stakeholders as necessary to aid in the short and long term decision making of the business

Manage the group cash flows of the business, liaising with banks as necessary, ensuring compliance with bank covenants and availability of funds suitable for the business needs

Prepare short and long term business plans, working with the directors and other stakeholders

Work with the directors on potential and completed acquisitions, ensuring the financial integration of these in a timely manner

Work with external consultants and advisors for tax preparation, auditing, banking, investments and other financial needs as necessary

Track the company's financial status and performance against market trends to identify areas for potential improvement

Establish and maintain financial policies and procedures for the company, ensure these adhere to financial regulations and legislation

Role sounds great! What do I need to be considered?


You will hold a recognised accounting qualification (ACCA/CIMA)

Experience of the Health, Education or Service Sector generally would be an advantage but not essential

Experience of acquisitions and integrations of business systems and processes a distinct advantage however not essential

Previous people management experience, ideally within a multisite organisation

Excellent and confident communicator

Team player with positive attitude and strong work ethic

Attention to detail is a must!

Sound interesting? Have the relevant skills? Please click apply or get in touch with me directly to find out more!