Head of Finance

Job type:Perm
Salary/Rate:£120,000 per annum
County:Greater London
Job ref:39336
Post Date:08. 03. 2024

About the Role

Harper May is collaborating with a dynamic and rapidly expanding hospitality group, renowned for delivering exceptional guest experiences across a portfolio of luxury hotels. With a commitment to excellence and a passion for hospitality, they are seeking a talented and experienced Head of Finance to lead their finance team and drive financial performance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Deliver monthly management accounts for all companies, and consolidated accounts where appropriate according to set timelines, including all lender compliance
  • Deliver budgets for the same as above (3 years) + rolling forecast outturn (current year only)
  • Working closely with Treasury and Business Accounting team to deliver funding plans and effective cashflow management
  • Monitor and analyse department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Lead, supervise, manage the team to ensure all team members excel and the department has succession planning
  • Oversee the preparation of statutory accounts for all Group companies and Group consolidation in accordance with financial reporting standards and best practice
  • In conjunction with GFD, set and manage the annual statutory audit process to hard deadlines
  • Ad-hoc analysis and projects to support the needs of the business.
  • Lead the integration of new acquisitions into existing infrastructure, ensuring that tight reporting needs are delivered on time
  • Directly manage shared service centre, assessing team members who will be able to transition into the central finance team, and effectively facilitate this with senior colleagues
  • Develop financial management systems, manuals and policies, to improve ways of working and increase efficiency

Skills & Experience

  • Qualified accountant (ACCA, ICAEW or ICAS) is a pre-requisite preferably within a top 10 practice
  • Accounting background with medium to large group of companies/complex consolidations
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills & Demonstrable Initiative
  • Strong analytical skills & attention to detail
  • Ability to deliver responsibilities with minimum supervision
  • Experience of ERP systems

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