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Head of Finance

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  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £55000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Kayley Haythornthwaite

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  • Published:

    26 days ago

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  • Consultant:

    Kayley Haythornthwaite

We are working on a sole agency basis with our long standing, service sector client based in North Sheffield as they look to appoint a Head of Finance to be solely in charge of their finance function. This is an all-encompassing role, reporting directly to the Managing Director and overseeing a small transactional team.

This business has reported healthy profits, they have a great working environment and a have a close-knit team that work effectively with each other. This role will suit an experienced hands-on accountant looking to join a successful SME.

Duties will include;

- To take overall responsibility for management of the company's finances and financial administration.
- To ensure all day to day accounting transactions are processed accurately and on a timely basis.
- To produce UK and USA management accounts.
- To work with and support the Directors and Senior Managers on all financial aspects of the Company including business planning, budgeting and forecasting.
- To manage the balance sheet and cash flow including sales and purchase ledgers.
- To manage the finance team.
- To manage company insurances and the fleet of vehicles.
- To liaise with the payroll bureau and administer the pension scheme.
- To prepare VAT returns, and Government statistical returns.
- To liaise with the company's auditors and tax advisors.
- To liaise with the company's IT support and business systems suppliers on finance requirements and developments.
- To act as Company Secretary for the business.

Suitable candidates will:

- Qualified ICAEW, CIMA or ACCA
- Have hands on experience in production of management accounts; sales and purchase ledgers; credit control, cash flow management; payroll; VAT returns; financial authorities, policies, processes and controls; staff management; team working; support and challenge to operational management.
- Be computer literate - experienced in Excel (including lookups and pivot tables).

For more information please contact Kayley Haythornthwaite

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.