Interim Head of Finance - Bristol

£90,000-£110,000 - Financial Controller
Ref: 532 Date Posted: Friday 20 May 2022
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Company

International and rapidly expanding technology business based in Bristol now seeks to appoint an Interim Head of Finance to cover a period of maternity  Growing by acquisition and organic means, this Head of Finance role presents a hugely exciting opportunity to be part of the organisation’s next chapter and help shape its future strategic direction.  You will lead and drive for improvements and show curiosity and constructive challenge.

 

Role

Reporting to the Finance Director, you will drive both group reporting and forecasting activities.  As part of the leadership team, the Head of Finance is expected to play an active role in all key operational and commercial decisions and is a critical part of the strategic planning process.  The latter involves being comfortable with complex financial forecasting models as the company continues to plan its ambitious growth.    Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring compliance with all internal and external requirements for statutory, business and corporate reporting
  • Responsible for all areas of the consolidated financial planning and reporting process
  • Reviewing processes, identifying and implementing improvement opportunities to maximise process quality and efficiency
  • Delivering high standards of compliance and control, ensuring that all Group, local legal, company law and HMRC requirements are met
  • Providing high quality management reporting for the business, providing insight & analysis to support the decision-making process, while avoiding surprises
  • Responsible for managing the relationship with external auditors including impairment

 

About You

Preferably ACA , ACCA, CIMA qualified with likely 5+yrs post qualified experience, you will have presence, gravitas, credibility, charisma and the ability to engage effortlessly and confidently with senior leaders.  The Head of Finance will be able to challenge the “status quo” to drive business performance and be comfortable building strategic relationships and managing key stakeholders.  We are looking for a truly progressive, insightful and influential future leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels.