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Interim Head of Finance/FD (c. 6 months)

London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 17, 2024

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Full Time
Our client is a leading real-time global analytics platform provider. They are a PE backed, high growth group, with innovative products and a prestigious client base, operating from 7 offices globally. Reporting to the CFO, they are seeking an immediately available Interim Head of Finance/FD with previous SaaS and SME experience to lead and develop the team. You will manage the finance function across planning, financial reporting, accounting, and analysis actives to ensure its smooth running whilst continuously improving and increasing efficiency. Key to success will be a desire to challenge, drive improvements to reporting and accuracy, forecasting and budgeting and play a critical role in financial strategy and decision-making processes to support the company's growth objectives. This will require a hands-on approach and someone able to roll their sleeves up and get into the detail. This role is hybrid and a minimum of 1 day in office is required, though more if preferred.


  • Financial Operations: Manage day-to-day accounting operations, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and general ledger activities. Streamline processes, automate workflows, and implement best practices to improve efficiency and accuracy.
  • Team Leadership: Mentor, develop, and motivate the finance team to foster a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous learning. Provide guidance, feedback, and professional development opportunities to support career growth and performance excellence.
  • Financial Planning and Analysis: Lead the development and maintenance of comprehensive financial models, forecasts, and budgets to provide insights into the company's financial performance.
  • Strategic Decision Support: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to provide financial guidance and analysis for strategic initiatives, investment opportunities, and business decisions.
  • Performance Monitoring: Monitor key financial and operational metrics, analyse variances, and provide actionable recommendations to optimize performance and drive profitability.
  • Business Partnering: Partner with department heads and business leaders to understand their financial needs, provide insightful analysis, and support decision-making.
  • Financial Reporting: Oversee the preparation of accurate and timely financial statements.
  • Internal Controls: Establish and maintain robust internal controls and coordinate external audit.
  • Cash Flow Management: Establish and maintain relationships with financial institutions to facilitate banking and debt financing.

  • You will be a fully qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA or ACCA).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Proven experience in financial management and accounting leadership roles, including in a SaaS environment.
  • Thorough understanding of GAAP, financial reporting standards and regulatory requirements for an international technology business
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex data, identify trends, and make strategic recommendations.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and financial planning software.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities effectively.
  • Experience of working in a VC-backed business preferable.

We know that diverse recruitment practices start with us. We encourage and celebrate applicants regardless of race (including colour, nationality and ethnic or national origin), age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, sex, gender reassignment, disability, marital status, pregnancy and maternity or socioeconomic background. We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace by ensuring a diverse pool of talent, eliminating unlawful discrimination and recruiting the best person for each role. We review our practices on equality and diversity regularly.

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