Interim Finance Director

United Kingdom
500.00 - 501.01 GBP Daily
18 Mar 2017
21 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Interim Financial Consultant

Competitive day rate


Full time

Our client is a well-respected educational provider, with funding lines from a variety of sources.

The incumbent Finance Director is set to leave in June, and so the business is proactively appointing an interim to work alongside the incumbent, step up during vacancy and hand over to the new appointee.

The Role

The purpose of this appointment, reporting to the CEO, will be the following:

* Full and detailed review of both 16/17 forecast & 17-18 budget;
* Review and recommend improvements to processes and structure within the finance department, as well as capability analysis;
* Step up to FD in the event there is a gap;
* Play a key role in the effective management of stakeholder relationships, particularly the funding agencies;
* Provide robust challenge and advisory services to the executive board.

The candidate's experience

You will have a good working knowledge and can demonstrate experience of the following:

* Strong academic achievement, with evidence of continuing professional development;
* Strong accounting skills and demonstrable evidence of improving & developing MI with a focus on building and implementing a control environment;
* Experience and comfort in working at a detailed level;
* Proven track record of staff management, performance management and service improvement;
* Well-developed leadership and influencing skills, with the ability to motivate and engage individuals at all levels;
* Comfortable with ambiguity in a fast-moving environment, whilst retaining a focus on clarity and stability to focus those around you;
* Resilience and tenacity, with an extremely high degree of emotional intelligence and self-awareness;
* Experience in the education sector a distinct advantage. Consideration will be given to those candidates who have strong experience in a public sector environment, though must also possess commercial acumen.

If you match the requirements above then please send your CV and details of your current remuneration