Finance Director

Sector:Not for Profit
Job type:Perm
Salary/Rate:£100,000 per annum
Town/City:Green Park
County:Greater London
Job ref:38671
Post Date:08. 05. 2024
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About the Role

Harper May is partnering with a pioneering scientific research group dedicated to advancing knowledge and innovation. They are seeking a visionary Finance Director to lead their finance function and drive financial strategy.

As the Finance Director, you will play a crucial role in driving the financial strategy and operations of our research group. From financial planning and analysis to budget management and compliance, you will be responsible for ensuring the financial health and sustainability of our organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the financial operations reporting to group CFO
  • Manage the finance team to meet month end reporting requirements
  • Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure.
  • Assist in accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close.
  • Ensure the timely reporting of all monthly financial information.
  • Supports budget and forecasting activities.
  • Monitors and analyses department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
  • Advise staff regarding the handling of non-routine reporting transactions as needed.
  • Development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department.
  • Provide training to new and existing staff as needed.
  • Support Director with special projects and workflow process improvements as required.
  • Manage the accounting team.

Qualifications/Skills

  • ACA / ACCA / CIMA Qualified or equivalent
  • Proven experience in finance management.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Strong leadership qualities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Sound knowledge of accounting fundamentals.
  • Auditing experience.
  • Compliance oriented.
  • Proficiency in accounting software.
  • Analytical skills.

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