Head of Finance / Senior Finance Manager / Financial Controller

City of London, London, England
£50000 - £70000 per annum
01 Aug 2018
29 Aug 2018
Bluetown Online
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Head of Finance

Location: London

Salary: £50,000 - £70,000 dependant on experience

Job type: Permanent, Full time

The Company, an established financial services provider in London are looking for a Head of Finance to join their dynamic and enthusiastic team. They are both innovative and forward thinking and if you share the same ethos, you will find plenty of opportunities to grow and develop there.

Reporting directly to the CEO, you will be responsible for the oversight of the day to day financial planning and budgetary control. A thorough understanding of reporting, taxation, financial products and an accountancy qualification will be required.

The Role

  • Reporting to the CEO in respect of financial management of the company
  • To develop effective strategy and operational policies for promoting innovation, working closely with colleagues to achieve the same
  • To work closely within the team in developing, implementing, reporting and monitoring the company's strategic plan
  • Preparing full set of financial and statutory accounts
  • Prepare detailed budgets, reporting packages, capital plans, cost reduction programs, cash flow projections and other analytics to support the needs of the Executive Management
  • Support the business on a daily basis, ensuring completeness of all transactions, prepare journal entries, and generate management and financial reports for the CEO

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparing financial models, budgets and projections
  • Preparing year and accounts and liaising with audit partners
  • Preparation and assistance with the CASS Client Money & Asset Return (CMAR)
  • Daily review of internal and external reconciliations of platform/client bank accounts
  • CASS reconciliation and related internal reporting
  • Quarterly COREP, Asset encumbrance and Large Exposure returns via the Gabriel system
  • Supporting the tracking and submission of UK regulatory filings and notifications on the FCA's Gabriel system
  • Reconciliations & routines, management accounts, VAT returns, annual financial statements and year-end audit files
  • Production of management and accounts and key performance indicators to guide and support business decision making
  • Managing the cashflow forecast
  • Creating, developing and maintaining systems to manage and control working capital
  • Develop internal financial management systems and processes ensuring appropriate internal controls and procedures are in place across the organisation
  • An element of business partnering within different department heads to ensure outstanding financial accounting occurs throughout different business units.
  • To provide both financial and business leadership to support the Company's plan to maximise returns through informed interpretation of operating results and trends
  • To develop work flows and control procedures to ensure all financial transactions are properly accounted for in the Company's system
  • To review and adapt changes in work flows and controls to reflect the Company business model and strategy;
  • To liaise with the CF0 in relation to monthly, quarterly and annual financial performance together with trends and future predictions;
  • Perform month end and regular P&L analysis and reconciliations
  • Responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the Company's commercial risk management policies including credit risk, interest rate risk and foreign exchange risk;
  • Responsible for all compliance activities associated with corporation tax and payroll taxes and for the development of appropriate tax management strategies;
  • To work closely with the CEO in ensuring all relevant returns are submitted on a timely basis to the relevant institutions;
  • Manage investor relations activity.
  • Adhoc finance projects such as system implementation and integration

The Candidate:

Qualifications & Experience:

  • A recognised Accountancy Qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) and at least 3 years of experience in Financial/Professional Services industries
  • Regulatory Knowledge - Companies House returns, FCA GABRIEL reporting, CASS rules and regulations
  • Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal, adept at managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to influence people at all levels
  • Able to demonstrate proven experience of operating in an SME business where responsibilities are broad
  • Willing to take on all tasks within finance to ensure the smooth running of the business
  • Ability to build collaborative relationships and work as part of a team
  • Able to make thorough decisions when needed, and take accountability for outcomes
  • Possession of strong commercial skills and good understanding of value creation opportunities
  • Demonstrates strong decision-making skills and ability to take ownership in a rapidly changing environment

Personal Attributes:

  • Be able to maintain positive working relationships with colleagues at all levels
  • Be driven and detail conscious
  • Be organised and efficient
  • Be able to work to deadlines

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Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Finance Director, Director of Finance, Finance Services Manager, Head of Finance, CCAB Qualified Accountant, Senior Accountant, Finance Officer, Financial Reporting, Management Accountant may also be considered for this role.

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