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Head of Finance - 12 month FTC

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 19 days ago

  • Sector: finance
  • Type: hybrid
  • Contact: Edward Cardona
  • Contact Email: edward.cardona@handle.co.uk
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 13 July 2022
  • Job Ref: BBBH98875

Head of Finance needed, for a global leading Media & Entertainment Agency on a 12-month fixed term contract.

Reporting directly into the VP Finance Director and managing 2 direct reports including an Assistant Management Accountant and Finance Assistant, the role will include but not be limited to:

  • Supporting senior leaders in large, sophisticated areas of the business to deliver priorities including the financial plan.
  • Being the financial authority for two profit centres, interpreting the financial data and crafting the insight that is necessary to shape the business strategy for the area.
  • Acting as a business partner, providing strong financial support, analysis and challenge for all decision making.
  • Ownership and responsibility for the financial month end and year end close process for two profit centres
  • Ownership and responsibility for the payroll month end allocations and planning process including 3-year long term planning, budgeting and periodic forecasting for two profit centres.
  • Ownership and responsibility for the financial planning process including 3-year long term planning, budgeting and periodic forecasting.
  • Being the financial authority for Financial System Support with workflows, software developments, queries and ensure consistent financial data output that is necessary to shape the business strategy for the area.
  • Analysing new and existing business initiatives, challenging assumptions and highlighting risks and opportunities.
  • Ensuring appropriate financial governance and control is in place and is being adhered to.

The ideal candidate:

  • Qualified accountant CIMA/ACCA/CA with >5years Post qualified experience
  • Knowledge of the SAP accounting system.
  • Knowledge of Macros/VB/MS Power BI.

Handle Recruitment is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.