Head of Finance

FGS Recruitment
South East London
23 Jul 2019
26 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a work from home - flexible hours each week? My client is eagerly looking to recruit a permanent; part time, Head of Finance profile who can join their small successful team.

This would suit a stay at home parent looking for flexible home-based work.

This is an urgent role to start immediately. As such priority will be given to profiles that can accommodate this.

My client:

My client is a unique training company that successfully changes behaviour through the use of one special technique!

They work with large clients to enhance a variety of skills and are a friendly and approachable team.

They will provide you with one to one coaching to support any needs you have and to help progress your career.

They deliver a range of training programmes across 8 distinct business areas: Values & Performance; Impact & Confidence, Influence & Flex; Resilience & Grit; Present & Inspire; Networks & Personal Profile; Creativity & Innovation; Sales & Service. Their roster of clients across the UK and Europe includes Lloyds Bank, Zurich, Aon, Network Rail and Novo Nordisk.

They are currently undergoing an exciting transition scaling from Classroom based training to Blended Learning Solutions designed to sustain and implement observable behaviour change.

The role:

Our client is looking to recruit an in-house Head of Finance / Management Accountant to take ownership of the implementation of a financial system to analyse and objectify the financial health of the company ensuring they drive profitability and manage risk with robust systems which focus decision making on facts not assumptions.

The role responsibilities include, but are not limited to the below:
  • Preparing monthly Management Accounts and supporting schedules
  • Manage annual accounts and compliance with HMRC regulations
  • Providing detailed variance analysis.
  • Carry out monthly close processes
  • Prepare monthly reporting pack including various balance sheet and expense account reconciliations
  • Manage fixed asset register
  • Prepare quarterly VAT returns
  • Manage VAT and compliance
  • Support budget process by managing schedules, consolidating responses and maintaining up to date versioning of budgets
  • Cost analysis and identification of potential savings
  • Responsible for accounts payable and Accounts Receivable
  • Review and process expense reports in accordance with company policy
  • Provide audit support
  • Ensure compliance with established internal controls
  • Assist in improving accounting processes and using systems to create efficiencies and increased automation
  • Assist in various ad hoc projects
  • We are looking for someone with the energy and confidence to pick up the phone. Working remotely means that much of our communication is done via Skype and Mobile calls, therefore you should feel comfortable to call the team to gain information critical to the delivery of the training sessions.
  • Management of Accounts Admin member of staff

Skills & Experience:
  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA).
  • 5+ years finance experience.
  • Strong analytical and IT skills
  • Proficient in MS Office and experience in MS Excel is a must.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels. This is a key requirement.
  • Experience of using Xero & Receipt Bank is desired
  • They have an infrastructure in place and would like to build a process to condense the workload to manage the company finances in the most efficient manner.
  • Must be based within easy travel distance to London as will be required to meet with the London team regularly.

Why my client?
  • Ambitious growth plans - They are looking to quadruple their business over the next 3 years.
  • They offer taster sessions to all prospective clients.
  • Fully digitalised in 2018.
  • They are about to launch their very own app which include a fully immersive experience for their clients.
  • Average client rating is 4.9 / 5 from their clients!
  • Flexibility to work from home!
  • Excellent induction process.
  • Flexible working hours
  • They do social events every quarter!
  • Company laptop.
  • Their last Christmas party was in Barcelona!
  • 25 days' holiday
  • Private healthcare after probation
  • Pension

Accountant, Financial controller, Finance Director, FD, Head of Accounts, Finance Manager, remote, offsite, flexible working, part time, home based, London

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