Head of Finance

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

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  • Salary:

    Up to £400 per annum

  • Contact:

    Nancy Fozard

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Startdate:


Main Functions

Overall responsibility for:

  • Production of management accounts, providing the monthly results and related information on the group.
  • Annual financial statements including consolidated accounts.
  • Preparing a number of regulatory returns.
  • Tax reporting, including VAT and Corporation Tax

Main Responsibilities

  • To manage day-to-day processes, including production of the monthly Management Accounting pack.This pack should contain sufficient information and explanation for management to understand the numbers recorded and the trends contained therein.
  • The maintenance of the financial books and balance sheet controls.
  • Work closely with the Finance Assistant responsible for accounts payable, expenses and reconciliations.
  • Timely production and distribution of all statutory financial reporting, including management of the audit process.
  • Monthly checks on payroll and pension contributions.
  • Assist in preparation of budgets and monitoring the performance against the expected results.
  • Where appropriate, consider system developments and recommend improvements.
  • Provide support to the COO, Deputy CFO and other senior staff as required.
  • Provide cover to other members of Finance team (Deputy CFO and Finance Assistant) as required.
  • Engage in ad-hoc project work, as required

Experience Required

  • A qualified Accountant with experience in a similar role, or Manager level experience within the Accountancy profession.
  • A good understanding of audit, either as a preparer of financial statements or as an auditor.
  • The ability to prioritise and deliver procedural changes.

Skills Required

  • Numerate and analytical and good at presenting information.
  • Attention to detail and deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Microsoft Excel skills essential. Experience of Sage or other similar accounting systems desirable.

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