Head of Finance

Job Title: Head of Finance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: bonus and benefits
Reference: 3221334_1538989460
Contact Name: Nicholas House
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 08, 2018 10:04

Job Description

Head of Finance job in London, responsible for running this International Real Estate Company.

Your new company
The International Real Estate Business is a market leading professional services consultancy that operates across a number of different service lines. With a diversified portfolio of property types from residential, retail and commercial and presence across the Globe, their footprint and market share continues to grow into one of the leading firms in the sector. This specialist professional services business that you will be responsible for turns over roughly £150m a year.

Your new role
In this newly created role, you will be number 2 in finance and report into the CFO and work right across the business with both operational and fee earning professionals. Initially you'll be tasked with developing the FP&A function to deliver long term plans and drill down into WIP and utilisation reports to boost revenue and profitability. You'll be supported by a wider finance team of 15 and have the opportunity to manage client relationships alongside producing useful management information. A very broad role, you will also lead the corporate reporting team and have to build an internal network of largely non finance professionals.

What you'll need to succeed
You will have a sound technical understanding from ideally completing your ACA or ACCA accounting qualification. With the ability to influence, challenge assumptions and share knowledge a key to this position's success, your communication skills will be excellent and you will be able to demonstrate a robust and confident character during previous commercial positions. Client development, budgeting and forecasting alongside pricing and other metrics will feature heavily in your skill set, and ideally will knowledge of the Professional Services sector.

What you'll get in return
Looking at candidates with varied experience you'll get a salary of up to £110,000 depending on your experience and have the opportunity to carve out your own role with this being newly created. You'll also be part of an organisation with a global presence and in a position which should allow autonomy and exposure to senior stakeholders. Based in their central London offices, it's easily accessible from around the city.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click "apply" and forward me an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call me now for more details.

If this job isn't quite right for you but you're a qualified accountant looking for a new job in finance, contact Nicholas House at Hays Senior Finance team in central London.

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