Head of Finance

Job Title: Head of Finance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Westminster, London
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Reference: 608_1592840855
Contact Name: Harper May
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 22, 2020 16:47

Job Description

Harper May is currently working with a leading media company based in Victoria. The company are currently seeking a Head of finance to join their slick modern office and continue their exponential growth. My client can boast a fantastic working environment and have recently been included on the list of the 'best places to work'. The successful candidate will be fully qualified with prior media experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing the month end processes including production of management accounts, cash flow forecasts and balance sheets with timely analysis of results, risks and opportunities
  • Managing balance sheet reconciliations incorporating bank reconciliations, fixed assets, debtors, creditors including maintaining the fixed asset register, posting appropriate depreciation and managing VAT
  • Managing credit control
  • Managing the outsourced payroll function ensuring staff are paid correctly/on time, pension payments & HMRC payments and data are processed accurately within the required deadlines
  • Managing the BACS process ensuring payment runs are made to ensure suppliers are paid promptly
  • Producing robust financial reports and forecasts for the senior leadership team and boardhighlighting risks and opportunities
  • Leading financial year-end process, including liaison with external auditors in conjunction with the board Finance and Risk Committee
  • Supporting and providing into into the annual budget process and feeding into development of our business plan and strategy
  • Maintaining and developing sound accounting and procurement controls and systems and ensure compliance with them is effectively monitored and reported on
  • Providing due diligence and commercial advice on potential contracts as required
  • Managing the development and administration of our Microsoft Dynamics Nav Finance System including identify and implement opportunities for streamlining financial processes and improving reporting and data to support decision making
  • Planning and scheduling the workload of the finance team (currently 1 full-time Finance Manager)
  • Building and maintaining good relationships with senior managers and budget holders across the organisation and ensuring finance support is of high quality
  • Drive continuous change and improvement in service provision, financial analysis, systems and people.

Desired Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • ACCA/ACA/CIMA Qualified, QBE candidates will be considered
  • Having experience of operating successfully in a finance function in an organisation with a turnover of at least £5 million
  • Able to confidently lead on the month end and year-end cycle, including working closely with auditors
  • Experience of operating in a commercial environment
  • Being a natural people person, able to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders including Board members.
  • Having a collaborative approach. You quickly build trusted relationships to engage key stakeholders and will see real value in engaging the wider team to achieve their ambitious mission and goals.
  • Thriving in a fast-paced environment. You have a strong sense of urgency, an ability to meet changing priorities and demanding timescales and have the resilience to skilfully handle challenge and setbacks.
  • Being open to self-analysis and feedback. You'll have learning and development as an integral part of your DNA. You learn from failure and accept mistakes as a natural part of the journey.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and able to liaise effectively with non-finance stakeholders to build relationships and drive a sense of ownership from budget holders
  • Proficient IT skills including advanced Excel skills is required
  • Experience in Microsoft Dynamics Nav finance system
  • Experiencing of working with a non-executive board and its finance committee