Head of Finance - Corporate Finance

Head of Finance - Corporate Finance

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    £50k - 52k per year

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    Simon Bascombe

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7311

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Harris Hill is recruiting for a Head of Finance - Corporate Finance for this well-established Charity based in Birmingham

  • Head of Finance - Corporate Finance
  • Salary: £50,000pa - £52,000pa
  • Location: Flexible working from home of up to 3 days a week, - offices in Birmingham
  • Benefits: 30 days holiday

The Head of Finance - Corporate Finance has responsibility for the day to day management of the Financial Accounting Team of 3 direct reports with 11 in the team, ensuring the accurate and timely processing of financial transactions. The role will also oversee the management of the ledgers and closing of accounts, regulatory reporting and the statutory audit.

Essential Requirements

  • Qualified Accountant
  • Corporate Finance with closing of accounts, regulatory reporting and the statutory audit experience
  • Worked for a large charity with big teams.
  • Investment experience ideally
  • Strong technical financial accounting skills and experience
  • Management of financial accounting teams

The position

  • Overseeing the financial transaction processing, ensuring that robust controls are in place, mitigating financial risks
  • Management of the month end process including maintenance of the Trial Balance ensuring all Balance Sheet reconciliations are completed on a timely basis and that reconciling items and queries are resolved promptly
  • Championing best practice in the management of the General Ledger, Treasury and Financial Accounting teams
  • Managing the relationship with Investment Managers and preparing monthly reports on the performance of these Investments
  • Drive process improvements, collaborating and consulting with appropriate stakeholders and communicating any changes to service users
  • Collaboration with the Finance Leadership Team to prepare Board Reports
  • Manage the Month End deadlines for the Financial Accounting Team ensuring that the ledgers accurately reflect the assets and liabilities
  • To liaise with our Banks as necessary in relation to our transactions and facilities
  • Ensuring that regulatory returns are made accurately and on a timely basis
  • Ensure that long term liabilities and provisions are accurately recorded within the ledgers
  • Ensuring that the appropriate level of documentation is retained to support the financial transactions through the ledgers
  • Ensuring that the VAT Return is prepared accurately and submitted promptly