Head of Finance - UK
Our client is a global leader in a specialist area within the financial services sector, with a diverse and high quality client base, including major multinational companies, public sector entities and SMEs. The business was previously a significant non-core business within a major Blue Chip company and was purchased by a leading Private Equity investor a couple of years ago. The Private Equity investor has ambitious growth plans and the fund capacity and credentials required to successfully grow a regulated financial institution of our client’s size.
We are currently seeking to recruit a Head of Finance for the UK business. Reporting to the UK Finance Director you will be responsible for the management of a team of 25 and play a key role in the delivery of high quality, accurate, and timely financial and management reporting. You will also lead on all strategic financial planning activities for the UK, as well as having responsibility for the delivery of robust financial analysis to help challenge business performance and to assist in managing the growth in value of the business. This position will be instrumental in business partnering with Corporate Head Office and be the finance lead on the continuing implementation of a new SAP based system.
The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with a first class academic background and a demonstrable track record of achievement to date. You will ideally have international experience, dealing with an overseas Head Office and may also have previously worked within a regulated environment. Possessing strong leadership and communications skills, you will have experience managing a Financial Control team and/or a Financial Planning and Analysis team and be keen to gain responsibility for both areas in a combined role. The successful candidate will be confident in their ability to influence and constructively challenge the business and able to work with real pace and drive. You will be excited by the opportunity to gain experience working with a global private equity investor with a strong track record of internal promotion and career development.
This is a key appointment within a market leading business, offering genuine influencing opportunities at Board level, as part of a focussed and driven management team, in what is a fast-paced and ever changing sector.
To apply for this role, please use the Apply button, or alternatively, email your CV to Claire Jefferies or Andrew Steele by clicking on Apply quoting reference CJ50261.
Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed organisations, private equity-backed businesses and privately owned companies. We recruit across all sectors and have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe. For more information, please see www.walkerhamill.com.