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Head of Finance, Controls & Compliance

  • Location: Basingstoke
  • Salary: Up to £100000 per annum + bonus + benefits per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Accountancy & Finance
  • Contact: Graham Thornton
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: 28/04/2023
  • Expiry Date: 28 May 2023
  • Job Ref: JO0000012676_1682694764

Head of Finance, Controls & Compliance

To £100,000 (dependent on experience) + bonus + benefits

Technology Sector

Basingstoke hybrid (c2 days/week)

This dynamic communications infrastructure and cloud services business has experienced consistent top and bottom-line financial growth, demonstrating a culture of support and employee care, and enjoying a market reputation for innovation and quality of service.

Due to ongoing growth, the business is now seeking to hire a talented Head of Finance - Controls & Compliance.

Reporting to the Group Finance Director, the role includes:

  • Leading a team of 8 with overall ownership for the internal controls, external reporting and compliance environment.

  • Own the audit/stakeholder relationships including external auditors, the Audit and Risk Committee and any appointed accountants as required.

  • Responsible for the production of all external financial reporting obligations including statutory accounts, regulatory accounts, investor reporting and compliance certificates to meet the group's listed debt obligations.

  • Manage robust financial controls for the group across all business processes, ensuring risk of fraud is mitigated, acting as 'owner' of the general ledger. Review and drive actions for continuous improvement of the function.

  • Subject Matter Expert on accounting principles and external audit requirements, establishing accounting policies and ensuring they remain compliant and optimised for the Group's position. Provide pro-active technical financial accounting guidance and advice to the business to structure compliant commercial agreements that deliver optimal financial outcomes for the group.

  • Regular review of complex contracts and judgement areas to ensure appropriate accounting and provisioning.

  • Drive finance workstreams on large scale projects across the Group, including M&A, Group re-structuring and elements of re-financing initiatives. Appointing and co-ordinating with external parties including due diligence providers.

  • Ad hoc special projects in support of the group's strategic plans as required in consultation with the Exec team.

Candidate profile required:

  • ACA qualified
  • Extensive track record of leading technical accounting and financial control functions including management of external auditors
  • Extensive knowledge of current technical accounting principles including the accounting for complex contracts
  • Extensive knowledge of the required financial reporting for international entities
  • Working knowledge of Corporation tax and group company structures
  • Extensive knowledge and use of Microsoft Office particularly Excel
  • Business analytics and report writing capabilities and experience at working with board and committee members and managing external stakeholder relationships
  • Working knowledge of M&A / refinancing projects and Due Diligence assignments