Head of Finance

London (Central)
£70,000 - £99,999
10 Jan 2019
16 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The opportunity:

I am currently working with a PE backed, multi-site, leisure business who are currently utilising the extra funding they have secured to grow via acquisition of new sites throughout the UK. This is an excellent opportunity for a proven finance professional to join an ambitious, growing business where there will be the opportunity to move into an FD role in due course.

The role

Reporting to the COO you will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of timely and accurate monthly reporting, managing cashflow forecasting, reviewing and improving the existing financial controls to support scalable growth. There will also be the need to business partner with the General Manager’s on each of their sites.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Timely and accurate preparation of Group results including consolidation; reviewing and understanding variances to budgets and forecasts
  • Production of monthly management / board packs including P&L, BS, Cash flow, KPI’s and ratio’s
  • Implement and maintain financial policies and timetables throughout the Group
  • Manage team in respect of Group reporting & sub ledgers
  • Cash forecasting - including consolidation of forecasts from multiple business units, treasury and working capital Preparation of statutory group consolidated financial statements
  • All aspect of tax compliance and planning
  • Primary day to day contact in the Group Annual Audit process
  • Involvement in the group forecasting and budgeting reporting cycles
  • Preparation of information requests for the various stakeholders
  • Liaison with external advisors, shareholders and banks as required

Key experience

  • ACA / ACCA / ACMA or CIMA Qualified Accountant or equivalent
  • Ideally large and small / medium company experience; bringing both best financial practice, and the knowledge of how to operate and behave in a dynamic, fast-growth environment
  • Proven strong leadership and team management experience, especially in period of growth
  • Previous experience in a multi-site business is desirable

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