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Head of Finance

Employer
Cherry Professional
Location
Derbyshire, East Midlands, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 24, 2024

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Job Role
Other
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Head of Finance - Education sector - Derbyshire - c£80-85K + bens

We are delighted to be working with an entrepreneurial education company who are seeking a highly experienced and qualified Head of Finance to join this reputable and rapidly growing company. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to take on a challenging role that offers both commercial and strategic financial management responsibilities.

Reporting into the CFO, this role will provide strategic and commercial financial management. As the Head of Finance, you will lead the finance function and ensure the embedding of acquisitions happens smoothly. You will also be responsible for producing timely and accurate monthly management accounts, attending SMT meetings, and providing insightful and appropriate financial insight.

The successful candidate will have multi-site experience and the ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. You will be a qualified accountant with senior management team experience and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You will be a team player and a problem solver with strong organisational, analytical, and technical skills.

Key responsibilities include:

Providing commercial and strategic financial management, direction and leadership
Producing timely and accurate monthly management accounts and supporting board pack financial commentary
Assisting in the preparation of an annual budget and rolling 12-month forecasts
Supporting the management team in commercial finance decisions as the business looks to grow
Identifying and implementing financial systems improvements and integrations
Identifying and reporting on KPIs, providing clear and accurate decision-making data to the management team
Implementing better financial processes and controls, and instilling a strong focus on cost control within the business
Managing and developing the finance team
Ensuring the financial integration of all UK-based acquisitions
Ensuring all transactional processing is completed accurately on a timely basis
Managing relationships with auditors and other external advisors, including banks and taxation advisors
Responsibility for the accurate completion of the monthly payroll, and management of employee benefits
What is the client looking for....

Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
Good interpersonal skills to be able to liaise with stakeholders
Experience of leading a team
Strong technical skills
What is on offer....

Salary of between £80-85,000 (DOE)
Health benefits
Opportunity to grow and develop the finance teamOther roles you may have applied for are Financial Controller, Finance Manager, Financial Accountant, Commercial Accountant

This role is based in Derby but commutable from Nottingham, Leicester and Sheffield

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