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Head Of Finance

Apex Talent Solutions
Paddington, West London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title:
Head of Finance

Appointment Type: Permanent, Full-Time

London OR Barcelona

Up to £130,000 + package (Negotiable depending on experience)
Package: 20% OTE Bonus plus more

The role demands expertise in key areas such as Treasury, Financial Control, Financial Reporting, Tax, and M&A activity, along with prior experience leading a small team.

Position Purpose:

The role involves supporting the business in pursuing profitable deals, ensuring projects are delivered on budget, and aiding the executive team in developing value-creating strategies. Responsibilities encompass financial forecasting, planning, governance, reporting, and managing a small finance team.



Planning and Reporting:
Lead the Planning and Reporting team to deliver clear, accurate, and insightful forecasting & reporting. Manage the annual Budget and Long-Term Planning processes, ensuring alignment with achievable strategies. Develop high-quality reporting for the Board and Executive team, and define appropriate metrics and targets in partnership with the Executive Team.

Financial Controlling and Reporting:
Implement accounting policies and controls, oversee financial statement preparation, and maintain effective relationships with external auditors.

Executive Financial Support and Board Reporting:
Support business growth initiatives, develop agendas for committees, provide analysis to executives, and offer guidance on structuring, compliance, and accounting.

Provide high-quality tax advice, manage internal and external stakeholder relationships, and ensure tax-effective outcomes for significant transactions.

Monitor the capital structure and Treasury Strategy, execute refinancing on favorable terms, and assess impacts on business operations.

Lead or support due diligence and review processes, identify appropriate advisors, and understand transaction implications.

Subsidiary Relationships:
Establish collaborative relationships with subsidiary stakeholders, identify areas of support, and allocate resources as needed.

Effective Teams:
Lead and develop an engaged, expert, and efficient Finance team with clear accountabilities and capability development plans.

Key Performance Measures & Scale of Position:

* Revenue growth

* Group TCV, Revenue, EBITDA, and IRR performance

* On-time, accurate Planning and Reporting

* Compliance with legal and statutory requirements

* Compliance with debt obligations and successful capital structure execution

Key Challenges:

* Support international development and growth

* Develop a high-performance team

* Create and implement P&L, balance sheet, and cash KPIs

* Contribute to strategic planning and business development

Formal Qualifications / Certificates / Licences Required:

* Master’s degree in finance, accounting, business accounting, or economics

* 10-15 years of senior finance and management experience

* Proven expertise in FP&A, corporate finance, M&A, treasury, and financial controlling

* Strong leadership and people management skills

* Fluency in English and in French or Spanish

People Leadership


* Create an environment of trust, empowerment, accountability, enjoyment, and success

* Inspire trust by defining a vision for the team

* Coach potential, highlight strengths, and focus on increasing performance

* Set quarterly Objective Key Results and provide regular, clear feedback

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