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Head of Financial Transformational Change

  • Location

    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £450 - £550 per day + inside IR35

  • Contact:

    Simon Smith

  • Contact email:

    simon@kennedypearce.com

  • Job ref:

    SS_Transformationa_1620641103

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Our Client, a leading research firm in Cambridge are looking for a Head of Financial Transformational Change on a 6-month basis. The role will look to pay £450-£550 per day inside of IR35.

Reporting to the CFO, the role as Head of Financial Transformational Change will be accountable for:

  • Transformation of the level of financial business and decision support offered to the organisation and the level of awareness and competency within the organisation.
  • Building, developing and motivating the teams ensuring a step change in support to the organisation with a collaborative continual learning approach and aspiration towards best practice as appropriate.
  • Maintaining strong and open collaborative relationships within the Finance and Supply Chain Department and across the organisation to demonstrate a key business and strategic partner approach for activities across the organisation.
  • Analysis of and input to the monthly management information in a timely, accurate and reliable manner. This includes close liaison with budget holders and information providers, preparing analysis and reports and providing reporting / clarity for key issues arising.
  • Responsibility for the budget and forecasting processes and any processes for the carry forward or reallocation of funds.
  • Ownership of financial management at a high level including communication with key stakeholders and ensuring their requirements are met where possible.
  • Developing processes and system improvements to ensure financial information meets the needs of stakeholders and is available efficiently with minimal effort. Driving to simplify processes and improving controls.
  • Providing a flexible, proactive, principled based financial support to key stakeholders. This will include partnering with multiple internal teams such as science operations, facilities management, finance and IT.

Experience required:

  • Transformation
  • Decision support
  • Communicating data
  • Staff management
  • Financial partnering
  • Technical skills including financial accounting, modelling, budgeting and forecasting, use of KPIs, analysis and reporting.
  • Project management
  • Accounting qualification

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