Head of Finance

Job Title: Head of Finance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Atherstone
Salary: c£50,000 (dependent on experience) plus benefits
Job Published: October 28, 2019 09:54

Job Description

Hays Senior Finance is proud to be working in partnership with Twycross Zoo, an award-winning conservation charity and rapidly growing visitor attraction, committed to supporting global welfare and conservation efforts in the captive breeding of endangered species whilst supporting projects from many different countries around the world.

The Zoo are invested in continuing to grow and build upon their success and as part of their 20 year, £55 million masterplan, they have opened a £3.5 million new world class chimpanzee habitat and have further upcoming major projects to ensure an impressive and inspiring experience for all visitors. To support the Zoo with their ongoing achievements, they are now looking to recruit a Head of Finance to ensure a first-class visitor experience.

Reporting to the Chief Finance Officer, you will be a key member of the Operational Management Team with responsibility for the day to day running of the finance function. You will oversee both monthly and financial accounts ensuring they are produced to a high standard in given timeframes. As an inspiring leader, you will look at improving processes and procedures to increase accuracy, develop the finance team and add further value.

What you'll need to succeed

With an ambitious strategy and tight deadlines you will be used to working in a fast-pasted environment of similar size. As a qualified accountant you will have the technical ability to produce monthly and financial accounts; whilst having the gravitas to build and challenge relationships across the business up to Executive level. You will also be a good man-manager, having an approachable and efficient style to get the best out the team.

What you'll get in return

In return Twycross Zoo are offering the opportunity to work for an evolving and progressive organisation with staff engagement at its core, working to become a recognised centre of excellence, and continuing to contribute to the welfare and conservation of animals. Alongside this, you will also receive free onsite parking, 31 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays), free entry to the Zoo on your days off and further retail/food discounts, private medical insurance and life assurance.

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.

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