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Head of Finance

Head of Finance

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Senior Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £100000.00 - £120000.00 per annum + up to 25% bonus + bens

  • Contact:

    Andy Myerson

  • Contact email:

    andym@cedarrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    JO0000006694_1554136643

  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-05-01

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

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A Head of Finance is sought by a leading, independent project and cost management consultancy who provide services across the full spectrum of the construction and property industry. They were established eight years ago by a small group of industry leaders who wanted to build a business that was both more consultative and more customer centric; this approach has proved to be very successful and they have consistently been able to secure new business across their operating sector groups - revenues approached £13m in FY18 and targeted revenues are £20m by FY22. This hire will be their first dedicated number one finance role and the successful candidate will play a key role in enabling the firm to achieve their objectives.

The Head of Finance will report to the Directors of the business and will sit on the Board. Their overall aim will be to provide the strategic and financial guidance the business needs and to enable its continued growth. Specific duties will include:
·Provide monthly management accounts, analysis and commentary to enable faster, more accurate decision making.
·Produce the annual financial accounts and all statutory returns on a timely basis; proactively manage the relationship with the auditors, HMRC etc.
·Devise KPIs and other analytical tools to support new bids & tenders and provide a greater understanding of client profitability.
·Prepare budgets & rolling forecasts for both costs and revenues; develop and maintain longer term financial plans.
·Formulate, implement and manage a range of controls and processes to enable the business to operate with greater efficiency.
·Ensure monies are received from clients on a timely basis; oversee the correct production of invoices and the chasing of aged debts.
·Manage and motivate both staff and Directors financially.
·Contribute more widely to company operations as the company grows; support financial & non-financial ad hoc projects.

The ideal candidate for the post of Head of Finance will be a qualified accountant who has gained rounded experience of working in the property or construction sectors, although applications are also invited from individuals with experience of wider contract, service delivery or WIP based industries. All applicants are expected to have a hands-on 'can do' approach and will be able to demonstrate several ways in which they have improved both management information and company profitability throughout their career. It is a given that applicants will possess excellent communication skills, having both the gravitas to effect change and the awareness to interact appropriately with all key stakeholders. Finally, it is envisaged that the Head of Finance may have the opportunity to benefit from various financial incentives as the company continues to grow.