Head of Group Finance

Job Title: Head of Group Finance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Essex
Salary: £80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum
Reference: 3640366_1564060121
Contact Name: Claire Evans
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 25, 2019 14:08

Job Description

Outstanding newly created role for central Essex FTSE

Your new company
FTSE business based in central Essex

Your new role
As Head of Group Finance you will support the Group Financial Controller in the leadership of and management of all Group stewardship and internal and external financial reporting and related financial activities

This will include:

  • Collaborating on and reviewing monthly management accounts and all external reporting, including consolidated and subsidiary statutory accounts and related audit activities
  • Working closely with the Group's FP&A manager to ensure that there is a robust framework in place to support reporting requirements
  • Owning monthly working capital reporting and KPIs to drive improvements and managing cashflow forecasting, including communication and reporting to banks
  • Improving the control environment, embedding our minimum control standards and ensuring compliance with group accounting policies through regular review and on-going communication, enforced by periodic audits
  • Developing and enhancing a more comprehensive Group Accounting and Finance manual
  • Reviewing group accounting policies and process documentation prepared by the onshore and offshore team to ensure that it is fit for purpose, reflecting technical changes and internal developments
  • Providing independent review to ensure that all monthly balance sheet reconciliations are completed
  • Promoting and strengthening processes and controls by executing projects and leading on work to identify, develop, implement and monitor the effectiveness of process improvements
  • Driving consistency, integrity, efficiency and process innovation throughout finance, reporting on activities to senior management, and where necessary to the Group Audit and Risk Committee
  • Lead on performing ad hoc project work including group acquisition accounting, refinancing, etc.
  • Developing the Group's reporting capability and existing systems, specifically to drive best practice across the Group for all financial reporting (internal and external) and to provide commercial financial challenge and business analysis
  • Managing for all head office accounting/plc accounting matters and business partnering activities, including review and submission of budgets/forecasts for the head office entities and liaising with Executive team members to ensure timely review of their cost centre budgets/forecasts and overall review with the Chief Financial Officer

What you'll need to succeed

  • You will be a graduate and a fully qualified ACA (or ACCA with audit experience)
  • A background in a Big 4 accounting services firm would be advantageous, with subsequent experience within industry in a group reporting role with either/both including exposure to PLC financial statements and associated reporting requirements.
  • You will have extensive knowledge of preparing financial results and developing management information and reporting systems
  • Must be computer literate with strong excel skills, have some experience of general ledger systems and the ability to learn new systems.
  • Experience of TM1 desired and experience of Access Dimensions would be advantageous

What you'll get in return

£85-£100,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Pension + Benefits

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