Head of Finance Operations

Recruiter
Walker Hamill
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
£45k - £60k
Posted
14 Jan 2023
Closes
31 Jan 2023
Ref
18459411
Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Description
  • Oversight of and assistance with invoicing of investment banking transaction fees and expenses; client broking retainers and equity research fees, including working with Group Tax to ensure accurate VAT treatment.
  • Oversight of all aspects of the supplier expense cycle from invoice receipt and authorisation to input, supplier liaison, and payment.
  • Oversight of staff expense claim verification, authorisation, and payment cycles using Concur and SUN Systems.
  • Ensure that all operational finance processes and controls are best practice and standardised across the UK and Irish entities; identify opportunities to automate and enhance processes, workflow, and systems and implement these.
  • Assist the Group Financial Controller with the development of key policies for invoicing and non-staff expenses and ensure these are implemented in line with policy.
  • Support the team with preparation and resolution of operation finance reconciliations such as corporate bank account reconciliations (non-trading accounts) and rechargeable client expenses.
  • Manage, mentor, and develop a small team.
  • Manage and maintain effective supplier and client relationships.
  • Work closely and build strong relationships with the business and with other support functions, including technology, tax, compliance, legal, and across the Global Finance team.
  • Assist with the delivery of an efficient year-end audit.
  • Work with other members of the Finance team and with Technology to ensure that required system changes are identified, appropriately prioritized, and executed.

Skills
  • Previous experience of managing accounts receivable and payable functions is essential.
  • Strong knowledge of the fundamentals of bookkeeping, purchase and sales ledger accounting, and cash cycles.
  • Hands-on, proactive with the ability to effectively prioritise multiple tasks.
  • Experience managing and developing teams.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Experience identifying and implementing process improvements, including workflow and technology enhancements.
  • Enthusiastic, confident, and assertive with the ability to develop strong relationships with other team members across the business.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Strong Excel skills.
  • Financial services industry experience is preferred but not essential.

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Please note that due to the expected volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. We are sorry, but if you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for over 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed organisations, private equity-backed businesses, and privately owned companies. We recruit across all sectors and have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure, and business services. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe. For more information, please see the Walker Hamill website.

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