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Head of Finance

Hays A&F
England, Oxfordshire
£65000.0 - £70000.0 per annum + pension & private healthcare
Closing date
Mar 22, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Director/Head of Finance
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification

Job Details

Your new company
My client is concerned with connecting ideas, people, and communities to drive innovation that changes lives. Innovation is complex. The journey from idea to market is not straightforward and requires a diverse range of know-how, investment, market knowledge and research. Innovate UK Business Connect exists to connect innovators with new partners and new opportunities beyond their existing thinking - accelerating ambitious ideas into real-world solutions.

The future holds both challenges and opportunities. We are passionate about working with innovative businesses to overcome these challenges and shape the opportunities and solutions that follow. Their vision is to create a network of innovators so powerful that their combined ideas will change the world.

While business is at the heart of their work, their diverse connections span government, funders, research and the third sector. This unrivalled overview and connectivity enable them to be a trusted guide through a complex global landscape of research, development, and innovation.

Your new role
Reporting to the Director of Operations, the role is responsible for the design and effective delivery of the finance plan, to ensure it reflects the requirements to support the ambitious commitments laid out in our five-year strategy.
As a senior leader of the Operations Directorate, the role will collaborate with senior colleagues across the organisation exploring the best and most effective ways to maximise our financial performance across the broad range of activities including long-term financial planning and strategy.
The role will provide effective business partnering to the business and senior leaders and will lead the finance team, with direct line management responsibility of team leaders and supervisors.
What you\'ll need to succeed

  • Qualified Accountant with 5+ years post qualification experience
  • Experience of leading and developing a finance function in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in public sector financial and non-financial reporting
  • Demonstrable experience of impactful business partnering
  • Experience of leading and developing a strategic plan to include budgeting responsibilities
  • Experience of preparing budgets and forecasts
  • Experience of managing the finance of a portfolio of projects and project approval in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Experience of implementing new systems and reporting processes
  • Strong understanding of Data protection and GDPR

What you\'ll get in return
Competitive salary and pension scheme.
Hybrid working patterns - three days in the office.
Free parking in a South Oxfordshire / out of town location.
Genuine carerer progression opportunities.
What you need to do now

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