Head of Finance

Halliday Marx
England, London, City of London
£70,000 - £80,000 per annum
07 Dec 2018
21 Dec 2018
Halliday Marx
Accounting, Analyst, Finance, Strategy
Contract Type
Contract / Interim

Head of Finance - £70k-£80k

Our client, a large housing association, are looking for a Head of Finance to join their team on an initial 4 month basis. The role, reporting into the Finance Director, will be based in Central London and manage a team of 3 business partners. The responsibilities will include and not be limited to:

  • To effectively and proactively lead, manage and motivate the Finance Business Partners within the Landlord, Care & Communities Finance Service ensuring that there is a culture of high performance, strong engagement and a commitment to continual improvement
  • In conjunction with the Head of Finance Integration, develop and implement an integration plan that brings together and optimises the processes, systems and policies within agreed timescales
  • To ensure the production of accurate, reliable and timely financial information and analysis that helps the Care and Communities Directorate to strategically manage their business
  • To be an active and valued member of Directorate's Management Team, ensuring that financial issues are embedded into the Directorate's way of working
  • To lead by example in seeking to continually drive efficiencies in the way in which Finance delivers its service
  • To be the Finance Lead on strategic project teams and Entity Boards where appropriate
  • Take ownership of data quality within core Finance systems to ensure the accuracy and reliability of business reporting and financial insight and analysis
  • To oversee and uphold an effective and stable control environment that adheres to Group policies whilst not acting as a burden to business processes
  • Provide access to expert advice and support to stakeholders, both internal and external
  • To ensure there is an effective budget setting and forecasting culture in place across the Care & Communities directorate

The succesful candidate will:

  • Be a qualified accountant with significant post qualified experience
  • Have up to date knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS
  • Have prior experience of managing business partners

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