Head of Finance

Leeds Permanent
  • Opportunity to join a start-up Tech business embarking on a rapid growth journey
  • Work directly with a dynamic business owner

About Our Client

Our client are a rapidly growing Tech start-up.

Job Description

The Head of Finance will take responsibility for Financial Reporting, Statutory Accounts, Board Reporting, Treasury, Balance Sheet Control, Developing Budgets, Cash Forecasting and performing financial analysis, which will ensure the company has a continuously sound financial structure. They will develop a strong Financial Control framework and culture of continuous improvement to ensure compliance with all regulatory authorities.

Areas of responsibility include:
● Ensuring the company maintains a strong financial control environment by developing and
implementing new financial processes and improvements
● Oversee the financial strategic planning of the company by evaluating its performance and
potential risks.
● Perform regular financial analysis and production of KPI metrics.
● Lead the month end close process, including critical analysis of overheads and Balance
● Review and presentation of company results to senior management
● Preparation of the monthly Board Pack for Board reporting
● Develop a robust treasury and cash management function
● Develop and provide business partnering services within the Finance Team and across the
wider business
● Review of VAT returns and Fixed Asset Register
● Complete monthly pension submissions
● Preparation of annual R&D Tax Credit claims
● Complete Share based reporting returns
● Liaise with external auditors, tax advisors and other services to ensure compliance with all

● Recognise patterns in company spending, revenue, and recommend solutions to any problem
● Plan and lead the year end Statutory audit process for the company
● Develop budgets that meet the requirements of company departments.
● Act as a business partner to establish departmental performance vs budget.
● Review and advise on any future acquisitions and investments.
● Develop process and rigorous financial control procedures.

The Successful Applicant

A qualified accountant (ACA/ ACCA/
● Strong technical accounting
knowledge (UK GAAP / IFRS)
● Experience in a similar role - ideally a
minimum of 5 years
● Excellent technical accounting
● Understanding of internal controls
● Leading month end, year-end and
Statutory audit processes
● Communicate effectively, concisely
and accurately in emails and in
● Strong Microsoft Excel skills
● Good time management and
● Comfortable with ambiguity
● Strong critical thinking and problem
solving skills
● Ability to take ownership and lead a

What's on Offer

● Salary: Competitive
● Expenses paid for all overnight stays, subsistence and mileage whilst on business.
● 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays
● Pension plan (NEST)
● Being part of a supportive team with the ability to learn new skills and grow within the
● Experience cutting edge technology and be part of a company that is shaping the future.

Olivia Craven
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Phone number
+44 113 243 7705

Job summary

Job function
Financial Controller
Technology & Telecoms
Contract type
Consultant name
Olivia Craven
Consultant phone
+44 113 243 7705
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