Head of Finance

Our client is a leading financial solutions provider for home improvements and offers ECO carbon funding and Green Deal finance to the installer network.

About the Role

They are looking for a driven and commercially minded Head of Finance to join the business and support with their continued growth.

This position is a new addition to the existing finance team, and will play a critical part in shaping and developing the finance function.

You will be responsible for the successful delivery of financial operations, streamlining of financial processes and working to improve its value to the business.

Overseeing the finance function will encompass  accountability for financial  operations & planning and analysis which will be achieved through driving the function forward and the effective management and development of the finance team.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Implement and deliver the finance strategy and support the Finance Director in its development
  • Accountable for the implementation of Cinch into the Company’s financial systems in liaison with senior management teams
  • Ensure the accurate and timely capture and processing of financial transactions
  • Identify, assess and mitigate organisational risk
  • Ensure the smooth running of the accounts payable and receivable functions
  • Oversee the smooth delivery of the agreed month-end timetable to ensure timely reporting
  • Oversee the efficient delivery of the monthly payroll and expenses
  • Accountable for cash forecasting and analysis
  • Line management & development of the finance team
  • Ensure that management accounts are accurately produced
  • Drive and oversee the annual budgeting and in-year forecasting processes
  • Analyse the business’ performance and its delivery

Skills & Experience:


  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA) with a proven background in managing a finance function in a SME
  • Proven administrative, leadership and management effectiveness in the areas of strategic planning, analysis and organisational development
  • Proven track record of restructuring finance departments
  • Demonstrable competency in running a finance function including payroll, VAT and transactional processing
  • Demonstrable understanding and experience of managing risk
  • Excellent technical accounting skills and a proven ability to apply them effectively
  • Ability to analyse complex financial information and communicate results and options for decision-making clearly and succinctly
  • Highly credible with colleagues and stakeholders
  • An advanced user of Excel and computerised Accounting Software such as Sage

Personal Qualities:


  • Ability to work on own initiative, prioritise work, handle pressure and take day-today decisions on the running of the organisation
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities; a commercial and bold thinker
  • A demonstrable influencer, ability to drive impact and implement change
  • Results-driven and a person of upmost integrity
  • A motivator with the ability to develop and lead the finance team
  • A collaborative and an effective relationship builder

Hours of work: Monday- Friday, 9.00 a.m -5.30 p.m.

Salary: £65K-£75k (DOE)+ Bonus with OTE up to £125k

Benefits: 20+ bank holidays, access to onsite canteen, car parking, mobile allowance & car allowance

Location: Office Based

How to Apply

If this role is of interest and you would like to learn more, please attach your CV to the link provided and the Hiring Company will be in direct contact.



  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Rate: £65k - 75k per year + DOE, Bonus with OTE up to £125k
  • Location: Manchester
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Accountancy
  • Recruiter: Hiring People
  • Contact: Hiring People
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  • Reference: IMP01
  • Posted: 2021-01-21 14:47:10 -

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