Head of Finance

Job type:Perm
Salary/Rate:£100,000 per annum
County:Greater London
Job ref:39336-5
Post Date:17. 04. 2024

About the Role

Harper May is partnering with a dynamic and rapidly expanding property management and development company, dedicated to delivering excellence in every project. They are currently in search of a talented and experienced Head of Finance to join their finance team and propel financial performance forward.

The ideal candidate should possess proven experience in hotel and property management, primed to excel in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

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
  • Proven experience in hotel and property management is required.
  • 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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