Head of Finance & Commercial
at Robert Half International UK

Date Posted: 06/01/2020

Job Description

Ref ID:  06650-0011281727


Robert Half, Welwyn Garden City are proud to be working with a employer who has grown significantly over the past few years and has a business plan to double turnover in 5 years.

Servicing a well-known and much loved contract, my client are one of the leaders in their field and continue to out perform the competition.


The role of Head of Finance & Commercial is one that incorporates good governance and controls, managing a sizeable team - mainly transacational, payroll and FBP's whilst over lapping the commercial insight and support to the CFO.

The role is part of the senior leadership team of the business and as such plays a key role in delivering both the finance and business strategy.

  • Preparation of the annual statutory accounts in accordance with current accounting standards and managing relationship with external auditors.
  • Deliver robust annual and periodic forecasts and actuals for P&L, balance sheet and cashflow.
  • Drive efficiency improvements by developing appropriate systems to automate the budget and forecasting processes.
  • Deliver timely, high quality management accounts to the business, constantly improving processes and systems.
  • Deliver a business partnering culture whereby ownership of results is devolved to the business. Review the financial management needs of the organisation and propose new systems and processes to support these needs where appropriate.
  • Manage new and existing regulatory requirements and incorporate them into the financial and management accounts.
  • Complete and deliver operational information/payments to HMRC, National Statistics and other government and regulatory bodies as required, including VAT and corporation tax returns.
  • Be responsible for the payroll function, including pension payment process and monthly payroll and reconciliations. Implementing necessary controls and checks to ensure all employees are paid accurately and on time and statutory deductions are made in line with legal requirements.
  • Line management of team to include recruitment, management and development of all members of the Finance Team, ensuring their welfare, job satisfaction, competence and motivation.
  • Carry out annual appraisals and ensure development plans are in place for the team.
  • Lead on any changes required to processes and procedures and be able to drive and motivate the team in meeting set goals and objectives
  • Represent finance at contract and other senior management level meetings with commissioners
  • Raise the profile of the Finance Department through the provision of a service that meets the needs of all stakeholders. Be able to influence colleagues when introducing new ideas, processes and systems that support the aims and objectives of the company.
  • Prepare capital investment appraisal schedules for return on investment.
  • Ad hoc tasks as required including deputising for the Chief Financial Officer in their absence


The successful Head of Finance & Commercial will be a qualified accountant, with proven experience in a similar role and can demonstrate robust knowledge in; budgets and forecasts, variance analysis, management information packs, financial control environments and governance, as well as VAT returns, statutory accounts preparation and team management

Salary & Benefits

The role of Head of Commercial and Finance will pay £60,000 - £70,000 plus generous holiday (30 days plus bank holidays) and excellent pension.

The salary range/rates of pay is dependent upon your experience, qualifications or training.

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. Where rates of pay or salary ranges are detailed these are dependent upon your experience, qualifications or training. If you wish to apply for this position please read our Privacy Notice which details how we may use, process, store and disclose your Personal Information: www.roberthalf.co.uk/privacy-notice.

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