Head of Finance

Job Title: Head of Finance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: Up to £70000 per annum + car and bonus
Start Date: 02/05/2019
Reference: 14013412/001_1556809000
Contact Name: Donna Croucher
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 02, 2019 15:56

Job Description

Opportunity to influence and drive change in a growing SME

Leadership role, with a strong commercial finance slant

Client Details

The company is an established growing SME. Based near Reading, the company have been through a period of change, and are now looking to hire a Chartered Accountant from a practice background, to a newly created Head of Finance role.

The business are private equity backed, and are looking to increase the support offered to the general management team and operations.


This role will take complete responsibility for the accounting team, and will set up/improve stronger controls and processes to allow the business to access stronger and faster financial information. Staff coaching and development will be required.

The Head of Finance will run both traditional finance and an fp&a offering, but will also business partner with operations to allow for better decision making. The commercial element isn't something that you need to have dine before, but the successful candidate must show a hunger to work and develop in this area, and a strong commercial mindset.


The ideal candidate will be a Chartered Accountant (ACA qualified) who trained in a practice firm. He/she will either have remained in practice and developed into a Manager, or left practice and had experience within an SME commercial organisation. Either way, you will have lead and developed a team, and have a strong desire to work in a role that has a mix of financial control, commercial partnering and systems development.

It is a pre-requisite that this candidate has very strong Excel skills, as the business are in the process of upgrading their IT systems across the group.

Job Offer

The successful candidate will be offered a salary in the range of £65-75,000 depending on experience levels. There may be a company car allowance depending on circumstances. In addition there will be a very generous bonus to be achieved in the role.