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Head of Finance

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Industry:
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Contact Name: Harper May
Job Published: July 19 2018

Job Description

Harper May is currently looking for a Head of Finance for one of the UK's fastest growing boutique Travel agencies. The company specialises in exclusive high end packages and has recently secured private equity backing. The ideal candidate will have previous experience within a fast paced equity backed environment with a strong and dynamic personality to match. This role will suit a highly ambitious individual with a passion for all things travel. Prior experience within the travel industry is essential as well as an audit background from ideally a top 10 practice.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Preparing financial statements, including profit and loss accounts, budgets, cash flows, variance analysis and commentaries;
  • Completing and submitting quarterly financial returns to a business partner;
  • Ensure that invoices are processed correctly and the supply chain are paid promptly
  • Managing the day to day cash position;
  • Prepare information for the annual audit;
  • Dealing with tax matters;
  • Providing a support service to the management team to help make financial decisions;
  • Ensuring spending is kept in line with the budget;
  • Advising on the financial implications and consequences of business decisions;
  • Analysing financial performance and contributing to medium and long-term business planning and forecasts;
  • Interpreting and communicating financial data to non-financial managers; and implementing corporate governance procedures, risk management and internal controls.
Required Skills
  • Qualified Accountant ACA from a top 10 practice
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Professional approach to work ethics
  • Previous experience within Travel AND a PE backed environment is ESSENTIAL