Interim Head of Finance

Job Title: Interim Head of Finance
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: West End, London
Salary: £400 - £450 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH79750
Contact Name: Edward Cardona
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 18, 2019 17:03

Job Description

Interim Head of Finance needed for a boutique media business based in Covent Garden. Working closely with the COO and managing a team of 5, the successful candidate will be responsible for whole Group Finance function. This is very broad position which focusses on FP&A, financial reporting, statutory reporting, business partnering and more.

Key responsibilities include -

  • Take full ownership of the group's yearly financial processes - from budgeting, forecasting, monthly management accounts and statutory accounts
  • Reviewing monthly management accounts and cashflow budgets prepared by the finance assistant
  • Business partner with a wide range of stakeholders including the board and commercial directors
  • Ownership of cashflow, forecasting and variance analysis
  • Presentation of monthly group results and cashflow forecasts to the leadership team
  • Provide detailed analysis on key areas of the business to stakeholders as required
  • Analysis of financial information for various entities looking for investment and advising investment committee on potential investments
  • Ad hoc financial reporting and detailed analysis for stakeholders across the business
  • Continually reviewing all key finance processes to ensure the finance team is performing as efficiently as possible
  • Review and line management of team members, including performance appraisals and running weekly team meeting

Candidate requirements

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CA, CIMA) with a minimum of 4 years PQE
  • Previous experience of managing a finance function and staff
  • Significant experience of preparing management and annual accounts
  • Strong FP&A experience
  • Knowledge of Xero accounting software is advantageous

Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.