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Head of Finance

Hays Senior Finance
Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, England
60000 - 75,000
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Business and management
Salary band
£50,000 - £60,000, £60,000 - £70,000, £70,000 - £80,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working
From our office

Job Details

Hays Senior Finance are partnering exclusively with a high-growth technology business based in Cheltenham. This position is a key leadership role responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the organisation. The Head of Finance is accountable for accurate reporting of financial results, budgeting & forecasting, all statutory financial reporting and managing the company's financial affairs.

As a member of the Senior Management team, the Head of Finance will provide leadership and operational management to the finance function, developing working partnerships with other departments and the Senior Management team.


- Managing the financial reporting for the organisation. Preparation of Monthly Management Accounts for presentation to the Board
- Ensure all transactions and month-end accruals are accurate.
- Reporting of revenue and work in progress
- Preparation of all balance sheet reconciliations
- Collaborate on senior leadership on monthly reporting, budgeting and forecasting
- Variance Analysis of results and KPIs providing financial insight to identify risks and opportunities supporting the delivery of the company objectives
- Financial Oversight Responsible for day-to-day management of the finance function
- Overseeing Finance Manager; Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll
- Managing and overseeing the company's financial systems
- Managing and overseeing the cash flow of the company and ensuring it has the appropriate treasury controls
- Supporting commercial decision-making from tender analysis, margin analysis, pricing analysis etc
- Identifying and implementing best practice methods to increase revenue and reduce costs
- Advising on market changes and providing strategic financial recommendations to the ELT
- Managing and tracking budget and accounting information including billing, collections, and tax information
- Governance & Compliance Ensuring the company maintains a strong financial control environment by reviewing, developing and implementing new financial processes and improvements
- Managing the External Auditor relationship and ensuring the organisation is compliant with accounting standards and external reporting requirements.

What do you get?

This is a newly created role and, as such, you will genuinely be able to put your mark on the business and make the role your own. You will play a pivotal role in driving the business forward, improving the MI and controls, as well as evaluating new opportunities. My client is offering a competitive salary and benefits package, a flexible approach to work and a fantastic culture.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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At Hays we invest in lifelong partnerships that empower people and businesses to succeed. With over 50 years’ success under our belts and a workforce of 10,000+ people across 32 countries, we’ve evolved to put our customers at the heart of everything we do.

From CFO to Newly Qualified, we work with talented finance professionals and match them with organisations where they can achieve a lasting impact.

So much more than specialist recruiters in accounting and finance, what really sets us apart is our knowledge through scale, deep understanding and our ability to meaningfully innovate for our customers. All our consultants have strong relationships across the industry and the support of our extensive global network. That’s why organisations of all types and sizes – from international blue chips to SMEs – trust us to find the people who can help transform their business.

So, whether you want something local or international, permanent, or interim, we have the breadth of coverage and the depth of understanding to help you find it.

We have specialist recruitment teams in the following areas:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Credit Control
  • Part-Qualified Accountant
  • Payroll
  • Public Practice Accounting
  • Public Services Accounting
  • Senior Finance – Qualified
  • Support, Ledgers & Bookkeeping
  • Tax & Treasury

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