Head of Finance Transformation

Newstone Talent Solutions
London (City of)
From £700-800 per day
10 May 2019
18 May 2019
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
Reporting to the Director of Finance and the Group Director of Transformation, the role holder will be primarily responsible for successfully delivering a consistent approach across a number of fundamental finance areas including expenses, record to report, procure to pay, general ledger, business partnering and financial control.

The Head of Finance Transformation will be integral in supporting the Group and finance leaders in embedding new finance designs, core processes and supporting new technology infrastructure in a harmonious, efficient manner.

Key responsibilities:
  • Providing end to end finance transformation leadership
  • Successfully delivering project milestones to agreed timescales, quality and budget
  • Delivering critical analysis across the streamlining of finance processes (record to report, procure to pay etc) and establishment of 'best practice'
  • Providing both finance and project teams with scope and appropriate direction
  • Specifying critical pathways and milestones whilst adhering to necessary governance
  • Regularly appraising key stakeholders and steering committees in terms of progress
  • Resolving conflicts arising between work streams
  • Identifying opportunities across additional, simultaneous change programmes

The candidate:
  • Excellent academic record of achievement - degree/MBA
  • Qualified finance professional (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) with ideally Programme Management qualification or equivalent (PRINCE2, Lean/Six Sigma)
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering large scale finance transformations within complex services environments
  • Strong leader of people - able to manage remote teams whilst ensuring visibility of progress
  • Significant experience of interacting with and influencing senior stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Ability to handle pressure and lead multi disciplined teams
  • Emotionally intelligent and capable of building sustainable relationships quickly

This constitutes a fantastic opportunity to join a business enjoying a period of exciting growth. Longer term, there will be opportunities to move within the business and manage finance transformations on an even wider scale. Additionally, an interim to permanent conversion would be considered should all relevant parties wish to pursue this option.

On offer to the successful Head of Finance Transformation will be;
  • A Highly Competitive Daily Rate (£700-£800 per day)
  • Up to 12 months interim contract
  • Potential interim to permanent conversion
  • Additional incentives