Head of Finance – Winchester Area – £60-65k + bonus NEG DOE

Well established SME with several business units (c£18m TO or so) within the group, seek  an experienced ACA or equivalent (or possibly an ACA looking for a stepping stone to their first FD role) to work with the management team and take full financial control of the business.

Ideally you will have SME group experience and enjoy the balance of hands on work, coupled with more strategic and intellectual involvement.  The board comprise several ACA’s and have a wealth of experience to make a strong team.

You will manage a book-keeping team of 4 and deliver management accounting and financial control as number one in finance.

My client is looking for someone in the office 4 or 5 days a week to engender a team atmosphere.

Duties include:

    • Produce operating company management accounts for monthly Board meetings comprising profit and loss account, balance sheet and cash flow in an accurate and timely fashion using an existing accounting template
    • Produce operating company profit and loss and cash forecasts to the year end in conjunction with the relevant budget holder revised on a monthly basis in an accurate and timely fashion using and existing accounting template
    • Produce Group consolidated accounts for monthly Board meetings 
    • Produce Group consolidated forecast for monthly Board meetings 
    • Lead the accounting and financial team through regular team meetings to ensure good communication
    • Oversee cash management
    • Oversee credit control
    • Lead in the financial aspect of annual budgeting and rolling three year plan 
    • Lead the annual audit process
    • Report to the board on a monthly basis and provide interpretive comment on accounts and forecasts
    • Liaising with company tax advisors 


    • ACA or similar qualification
    • Familiarity with medium enterprise accounting requirements
    • Competence in Sageline 50 
    • Ability to hedge currency exposure in € and US$
    • Ability to absorb and run with existing accounting conventions and standards
    • Leadership and motivation of the team
    • Full participation with the management team of all Group companies for which the candidate is responsible
    • Familiarity with operating company/holding company accounting relationships
    • Familiarity with Corporation Tax, Capital allowances, R&D tax credit etc. 

The Package

  • 4%  base salary employer pension contribution
  • 4X death in service benefit
  • Health insurance 
  • Participation in company profit share

To apply please send your CV with a short covering note about why the role appeals, what your current base salary and package is and your notice period.

eXactitude Resourcing Limited is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role. eXactitude complies with all relevant UK legislation and doesn’t discriminate on any protected characteristics.

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