Head of Finance

Robert Half
60000.00 GBP Annual + GBP50000 - GBP60000 per annum + 10% Pension
31 Jul 2017
28 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Robert Half Search & Selection has been engaged on a retained basis by one of the UK's leading entrepreneurial sciences organisations in the recruitment of a Head of Finance for their Alderley Park site (SK10 4TG)

The Role:

As the new Head of Finance, you will be in a pivotal role within the business, creating both the Commercial and Transactional sides of finance, providing a conduit to the board and helping drive organisational efficiencies and acquisitions.

My client is 3 months into their start up, and therefore, although there is a nucleolus of finance (Interim Senior Finance in place and ready to hand over) the new Head of Finance will create robust and effective Finance Team which will consist of 4 in total, which you will recruit.

In addition to growing the Finance Team, you will set a new internal controls process to support the organisations growth strategies.

Key attributes and duties in the role:
  • Board Level Engagement on future growth
  • Creating a high performing Finance Team
  • Supervision of monthly management accounts / financial accounts and supporting this process
  • Working with the business and other operations teams to deliver improved management reporting, providing more relevant information to help the business make better decisions Engagement across the business - Interacting with Board, Line and Teams
  • Leading projects on a structured and ad-hoc basis. Time management and Planning of Project delivery schedule
  • Responsible for delivering an evolving service, looking at the opportunities for improving the finance partnering model and level of internal customer service
  • Highly collaborative with a high level of communicative reporting skills
  • KPI creation for Sales & Operations
  • Project Management - Ad-hoc Reporting

Your Profile
  • Qualified ACA / ACCA / CIMA
  • Innovative and Collaborative attitude
  • Strong Technical Accounting Background
  • Effective Team Manager
  • Experience of working with highly effective intellectual individuals
  • Career Focused - Keen to grow and be a mentor


As Head of Finance, the salary banding is between GBP50,000 and GBP60,000 plus 10% pension

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