Estha Heiden


Estha Heiden

Head of Public Sector - Finance

Interim Group Tax Manager

London, England

Role profile: GROUP TAX MANAGER - Maternity Cover JOB PURPOSE: -Tax compliance, strategy, policy and planning for the Group and its subsidiary companies. -Point of contact for HMRC and external Tax Advisors. -Oversight and development of Tax assistant -Strategic insight and support in M&A transactions. JOB SCOPE: ·The overall scope of this role is as follows: -All corporate, sales and employment tax; -Staff management responsibility; -All members of the THE COMPANY governance structure; and -All companies within the THE COMPANY structure. KEY RELATIONSHIPS: ·Reports to: Chief Financial Officer Line manages: Group Tax Assistant ·External: HMRC and professional advisors Internal: The Board, and all other members of the governance structure, the Executive; other senior staff, and other staff in the CEO's office KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: ·Accountability & governance -Work with the CFO to ensure an effective tax framework across THE COMPANY that keeps apace with the business's growth, activities and ambitions. -Provide appropriate and timely information to the CFO to support THE COMPANY's tax framework. -Work with the CFO to ensure high standards of probity, accountability and transparency. -Ensure THE COMPANY's tax management and processes are fully compliant and cognisant of best practice. -Keep abreast, horizon scanning to identify necessary changes to the THE COMPANY tax framework, ensuring potential impact is understood and managed appropriately. ·Contributing to leading the business -Ensure that the Group's tax compliance is completed accurately and on time. -Provide tailored support & advice for all business units to develop their understanding of tax implications of all current and future business activities. -Advise and support the CFO so that she is well-positioned to understand the tax position of THE COMPANY. -Oversee the transition to making tax digital for VAT -Support the Executive in ensuring an appropriate tax framework is in place to meet statutory, regulatory and financial requirements. -Ensure all policies and procedures related to tax are appropriately monitored and kept under review to safeguard THE COMPANY's interests. -Ensure value for money in the planning of all activity. -Establish and maintain strategic professional relationships with external tax advisers, HMRC, and senior management across The Group. -Provide ad hoc support to the Chief Financial Officer and Head of Finance on matters arising within the areas covered by the role. ·Contributing to leading customer experience -Ensure that the tax strategy and policies support the delivery of services to customers in accordance with the Business Plan. -Be open to considering new technology and innovation to further improve tax compliance and support ·Leading people -Act as a role model for the Group's values, utilising situational leadership to empower and encourage high performance and creativity within your team and other colleagues. -Support the Executive in the effective management of change, integration and improvement. -Help support a climate where diversity of profile and thought is valued and celebrated. -To establish a robust culture of performance management with clear targets and monitoring arrangements to manage performance across the function. Person specification: GROUP TAX MANAGER ·CORE COMPETENCIES: -Acts with integrity, actively promotes the vision and role models the values of the Group. -Strong negotiator and influencer, a natural diplomat, able to work intuitively with a wide range of stakeholders and secure buy-in. -Champions a strong commitment to equality, diversity and tackling exclusion. -Has the ability to work well under pressure and deliver results. - ·QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE & INSIGHT: -Educated to degree level or equivalent through relevant training and/or experience. Evidence of continued professional development. -Relevant professional qualification - CTA or equivalent. -Experience of working within a corporate, commercial environment. -Familiar with the tax arrangements and treatments applicable to a not-for-profit organisation. -Experience of M&A and property development. ·SKILLS & ABILITIES -Strong communication (oral, written and presentation) skills, with an approachable style, that inspires confidence. -Able to manage complex situations with sensitivity and objectivity. -Able to make sound judgements, to give advice to others and be accountable for that advice, without creating undue bureaucracy. -Can constructively challenge others, including more senior people, to ensure they are acting in the best interests of the organisation, while maintaining professional relationships. -An excellent planner and forward thinker, able to set future agendas to meet business needs. -Able to assess risk and promote risk awareness without being risk averse. -Has strong financial acumen, is able to effectively manage budgets -Able to champion the optimisation of the use of IT and other new technology. -Able to see the big picture, while taking a pragmatic approach to supporting business needs. -Strong organisational skills

Group FP&A Analyst

Surrey, England

Job Title: Group FP&A Analyst Reporting to: Group FP&A Manager Scope of Job ·The main provider of Groupwide financial and planning analysis. ·Providing analytical support for a Group strategy project. ·Delivering the day to day Group annual planning cycle, supporting the senior FP&A team ·Provision of accurate and insightful data to the Exec and Board. Objectives: ·To be the main day to day owner of Group Strategic plan, Capital plan, Budget and Forecast processes, providing guidance, analysis and highlighting key issues and acting as the main point of contact around the Group. ·To act as the main resource to provide accurate and insightful analysis of key Group wide financial and commercial issues, as directed by senior management, the CFO and CEO, by ensuring a close working relationship with sites and maintaining an up to date understanding of the businesses ·Ensure analysis and underlying data is accurate, being cognisant of the complexity of a large and international business structure. Main Responsibilities: ·Own the process and deliver insightful and timely analysis to provide a stretching but achievable Group Strategic Plan, Capital Plan and Budget. ·Main analytical resource for a Group Strategic project. ·Act as the primary Group contact for each of the above processes to provide Guidance, analysis and Exec / Board presentations. ·Support the Manager to ensure an adequate level of challenge to the processes. ·Create and own the Business plan models for Balance sheet and Cashflow. ·Produce the Group forecast highlighting areas of required challenge. ·On time delivery of Group Strategic Dashboard to senior management, the Exec and the Board. ·Delivery of accurate and insightful analysis on key Groupwide commercial and financial issues. Skills, Experience & Qualifications: ·Able to demonstrate a sound eye for detail and unwavering focus on accuracy. ·Experience of working in a multi-site, multi country organisation. ·Recognised accountancy qualification with three years PQE or alternative relevant experience. ·Outstanding excel modelling skills and approach to succinctly presenting material.

Finance Manager

London, England

Finance Manager Amazing opportunity for a talented Finance Manager to join a company to help shape the future of the world's environmental crisis. The key purpose of this role is to partner with internal business line managers to make critical commercial decisions on the operation and growth of the business. You will provide reporting, financial analysis and insight into business performance and help them understand trends, opportunities and areas they can improve on. If you are a driven and motivated finance professional looking for a challenge in a growing company on the front line of the fight against climate change, they're looking for you. Tasks and responsibilities ·Analyse data and coordinate with the Senior Management to drive the overall controlling on a business group level including variance analysis on both income and cost ·Collaborate actively within the project and business line controlling ·Carry over liquidity planning for the whole business group ·Lead the group budget process through coordination with the Management and other stakeholders ·Work closely with our headquarters in Europe to maintain and further advance strong processes to support timely reporting ·Identify and drive initiatives to further leverage financial systems, streamline process flows and create systematic methods for efficient data processing, reporting and analysis of past history, current positions and predictive future performance Your profile ·Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Controlling, Finance or an equivalent education is essential ·International accounting experience and proven working experience as a financial controller would be beneficial ·Experience in a small, growing and international company would be an advantage ·A self starter with the ability to develop solutions to challenging issues ·Financial modelling skills are an advantage ·Strong analytical and problem solving skills ·Solid organisational skills and attention to detail ·Outstanding conceptual and process design skills ·Management or team leadership experience would be beneficial ·High-energy, flexible and responsive work style; ability to work in a fast-paced environment ·Excellent written and oral skills; further languages are considered a plus ·Excellent IT skills, especially in MS Excel, knowledge and interest in database management We offer ·Be part of a growing and multicultural company with a real purpose ·Excellent team spirit; work with dedicated and enthusiastic people ·Opportunity to grow with the company and take more responsibilities