Head of Finance
at Robert Half International UK

Date Posted: 01/08/2020

Job Description

Ref ID:  06650-0011471171


Robert Half Welwyn Garden City are pleased to be supporting a dynamic and thriving small but growing organisation based in Hertford. My client has seen solid double digit growth over the past 3 years and have ambitious plans to build on this.


The Head of Finance is a key contributor to the success of the business and is a brand ambassador for values and strategy. Your primary purpose is to build, develop and lead a dynamic finance team. Providing forward thinking analysis on the financial health of the business.

Working closely with the Managing Director and SLT you will be a key influencer to strategic decision making. Whilst targets have been set, you will be given leadership and autonomy over the running and development of the finance function.

To own the finance function and the services provided. As a natural leader you will develop relationships with colleagues and mentor them in growing their skills in support of growth targets.

Be continuously inquisitive, drive inefficiencies out of the business, streamline processes and install technical solutions to innovate and automate routine practices. Lead the finance team to deliver improved services, in conjunction with your business partners removing non valued activities across the business.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To lead as a key influencer the companies values and strategic objectives
  • Educate, coach and support internal and external Customers in support of business growth
  • Control of the business planning agenda: timing, content, process, target development, strategic planning, annual budget and regular forecasting.
  • Provide management information: performance measurement, reporting and analysis.
  • Clearly communicate performance of the business, drivers, opportunities and risks
  • Profit improvement: mitigation of risks and maximisation of opportunities
  • Financial partnering to SMT and decision support
  • Leader of change driving system/process improvements and automation
  • Owner of the financial accounts and tax: completeness, accuracy and compliance
  • Responsible for the corporate governance framework and financial decision making
  • Cash forecasting and management
  • Manage and develop the finance team
  • Manage external relations: accountants, banks, auditors, funding institutions
  • Involved with key customer and supplier meetings/relationships

Experience and skills

  • Professionally qualified (ACA, CIMA, ACCA)
  • 5+ years' experience working in a SME financial accounting environment,
  • Intermediate skills working with Microsoft office, most importantly Excel
  • Experience of Sage 50 and/or other accounting software packages.
  • Ability to use initiative to resolve issues, whist knowing when to seek guidance.


The successful candidate will have strong communication skills who can influence at SLT level, who is able to think on their feet and add strategic value. You must come from an SME background and demonstrate you are able to influence. The role has the potential to step into Finance Director in the next 1-2 years

Salary & Benefits

The role of Head of Finance is £60,000 - £70,000 plus car allowance and bonus.

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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