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Head of Finance

Employer
Harper May
Location
Southwark, South East London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Other
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Harper May is collaborating with a prominent restaurant group, actively searching for a proactive Head of Finance to bolster their finance team and elevate financial standards across their expanding range of restaurants.

As the Head of Finance, you will assume a central role in monitoring the financial well-being of the group. With a direct line to the CFO, your duties will encompass spearheading all facets of financial planning, analysis, and reporting, aimed at facilitating strategic choices and enhancing profitability.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:
  • Oversee the preparation and review of the Group monthly management accounts
  • Support the Finance team analysis of monthly management accounts vs budget and assist in reviewing with site / operational managers
  • Review of monthly and quarterly Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Manage corporate credit cards limits
  • Review and approve quarterly VAT return preparation and lodgement
  • Working with external accounting firm to prepare Annual Financial Statements
  • Assist the Group CFO in the preparation of Board and Audit Committee presentations
  • Implement, audit and maintain appropriate financial controls and processes to ensure good governance and risk mitigation
  • Manage the working capital and treasury processes of the Group
  • Manage the Group’s annual budget process and re-forecasting process end-to-end
  • Manage the Group’s financial reporting system (SAP) to ensure it delivers the Group’s statutory reporting and management information requirements
  • Responsibility for FP&A including production of the Group's management accounts on a monthly, quarterly and half-yearly basis and participate in the communication of monthly management information to the Group CEO and other members of Executive team
  • Communicating with and managing external auditors
  • Develop and manage supplier, Trading Partner and internal colleague relationships

Criteria:
  • 7+ years post qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA (or equivalent)
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Strong technical accounting skills including experience of reporting under IFRS
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills and ability to convey financial matters to non-financial stakeholders
  • Highly organised with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to manage complex, changing and high-volume workload effectively
  • Ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders at a senior level
  • Ability to work well under pressure, working accurately with attention to detail and able to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, approachable and confident
  • Experience using Microsoft Business Central accounting package preferable
  • Experience in a startup industry / hospitality industry preferable

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