Head of Finance

Employer
Michael Page Finance
Location
Home Location
Salary
£710000 - £810000 per annum + excellent benefits
Closing date
Feb 4, 2022

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Job Role
Finance Director/Head of Finance
Sector
Banking
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Level of qualification
Qualified, CIMA
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Job Details

Reporting into the Director, responsible for leading the Fund finance function, providing a full range of treasury and accountancy services including the preparation and review of accounting statements, Fund budget, financial reporting and the Fund's annual report and accounts

Client Details

My client is a large government fund management organisation responsible for managing and administering the interests of their members and scheme employers. They deliver services to over 340,000 members and collectively are one of the largest schemes across the world. Employees have a wealth of opportunities to develop and shape service delivery. Be part of a team striving for top performance and evolving to meet the challenges of scale and increasing complexity whilst continuing to deliver value to our members and stakeholders.

Description

  • Leading the finance function, providing a full range of treasury and accountancy services including the preparation and review of accounting statements, Fund budget, financial reporting and the Fund's annual report and accounts.
  • Leading the development and maintenance of Fund finance policy and procedures to deliver a structured and risk-based approach to financial management
  • Enabling the Fund to achieve its regulatory requirements and strategic priorities.
  • Responsible for development of the Fund's management of income and payments, budget controls, accounting policies, systems and processes
  • Developing a culture of continuous improvement and effective internal controls within the finance team and wider Fund.
  • Contributing to the development and monitoring of the Fund's strategy and approach for operational financial performance, asset servicing, investment accounting and cashflow management.
  • Responsible for leading dialogue with internal and external partners on financial planning, system and policy development and cost sharing/recharge for shared services, including those in relation to the Central investment pool.
  • Management of internal and external audit programmes in consultation with the Director and the Council's Section 151 Officer.

Profile

  • Qualified Accountant - ACA, ACCA, CIPFA
  • Strong technical skills
  • Experience of working in a complex organisation
  • Knowledge of pension finance and accounting legislation applicable to the UK
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Evidence of leading and managing multidiscipline teams
  • Ability to establish and continue good working relationships and teamworking culture at all levels
  • Must be a strong leader, enabling all to work effectively and meet performance targets, under pressure when required.
  • Proactive in identifying areas for improvement, driving change in own and across other services
  • Member of the Fund's Senior Management Team, contribute towards the development and delivery of the Fund Service Plan and associated activity (including managing own network and external relationships)

Job Offer

£71,000 - £81,000 plus benefits

Company

Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 155 offices in 36 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package. We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career.

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