Part Time Head of Finance

  • Location

    Wakefield, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £60000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Kayley Haythornthwaite

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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We are currently working with a highly profitable, growing SME who are looking to appoint a Head of Finance on a part time basis. Reporting to the Managing Director this role takes full responsibility for the leadership of the finance function, the production of financial budgets, reporting and developing the strategy of the business and playing a key role as part of the senior management team.

This is a great time to join a business who is growing significantly and has plans to grow through acquisition next year. Suitable candidates will be able to demonstrate experience of working in a similar role with mergers/acquisitions and due diligence experience.

This is a part time role offering three days per week. The business is based in Wakefield and is easily commutable from Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley.

The role;

Responsibility for company budgeting, both monthly for the current financial year P/L and the agreed three-year business plan.
Responsibility for reporting on monthly, quarterly and annual actual company financial performance verses budget, highlighting variances.
Responsibility for managing and reporting cash flow forecasts.
Identifying both cost avoidance and cost saving opportunities.
Conduct financial risk assessments, including identifying solutions to mitigate risk, contingency plans
Evaluate and make recommendations with regard to company investments, including capital and operational expenditure.
Ensure all company financial activities and audits comply with financial regulations.
Develop secure procedures to protect and maintain financial information.
Monitor the day-to-day financial operations within the company, such as payroll, invoicing, cash flow management and other transactions.
Direct line management of the financial department employees, including financial assistants and accountants.
Contract outside services for tax preparation, auditing, banking, investments, and other financial needs as necessary.
Research and analyse financial reports and market trends.
Provide insightful information and expectations to Senior Management Team to aid in long-term and short-term decision making.

Suitable candidates will:

Be ACCA, ACA or CIMA qualified
Be a proficient manager with strong leaderships skills and the ability to motivate a small team
In depth experience of cashflow management, budgeting & forecasting, management accounting, statutory accounts and tax
Have the ability to present during and participate in board meetings
Have experience of company mergers and/or acquisitions

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