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Head of Finance

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  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £58000 - £61000 per annum + £5k car allowance and fantastic holidays

  • Contact:

    Lucy Regan

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  • Published:

    8 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 - 15 months

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  • Consultant:

    Lucy Regan

Sewell Wallis are currently working with a well-known, fast paced organisation based in York who are looking for a Head of Finance on a 12-15 month contract.

Our client are a fantastic and highly successful company, who pride themselves on their excellent values and their flexible working policy. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for someone to get their foot in the door with a well known employer in the Yorkshire region. You will be overseeing the Management Accounts and Finance Systems teams across the business, striving to implement process improvements and maximise profitability along the way.

This role requires a technically competent individual with a strong background in financial controls.

Your role will include the following duties:-

-Managing 3 direct reports and overseeing a large finance function, holding regular one to ones and implementing clear development plans
-Oversee the preparation of the monthly management accounts
-Implement any improvements around the current finance systems in place
-Efficient management and delivery of key projects
-Financial reporting and ensuring the team deliver accurate P&L, balance sheet reconciliations and cash flow on a monthly basis
-Communicating financial risk and drive forward any required changes
-Focus on integration work following a recent take over by their parent company, including system integration
-Produce statutory accounts and corporation tax for three legal entities
-Manage the year-end external audit process

This role requires a technically strong candidate with experience in producing statutory accounts and robust knowledge of accounting standards, therefore someone who has trained in practice would be highly desirable. It is essential that you are a qualified accountant with strong post qualification experience.

A strong man manager is key, you must be able to influence and motivate at all levels.
If you would like to hear more about this great opportunity then please contact Lucy Regan or Emma Dugdale.

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.

Sewell Wallis is a specialist recruitment company with a vast amount of experience in our industry we offer permanent, temporary and interim recruitment support for accounting and finance, human resources and business support positions. We recruit at all levels within finance from Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller level through to Financial Controller and Director positions. With offices in Sheffield and Leeds, we are well situated to cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Manchester. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy and finance jobs and human resources or business support positions.