Aqua-Tech Recruitment are working with a Global Engineering company who specialise in the water industry who have an immediate requirement to fill the position of Head of Finance based in Portland.

Responsible for:

The Head of Finance will be reporting to the CFO and partnering with the Director, to take up full ownership and head up the Finance Department, leading a team, and being a key member of the senior management team.  The role is an integral part in supporting the business in achieving their growth plans and will be the sounding board and advisor to the CFO and Senior Management team on how the business can grow.

Physical & Other Requirements:

  • Current valid driving licence.
  • Some travelling which may require overnight stays.

Competency & Qualifications:

  • The Head of Finance will be ACA/ACCA/ACMA qualified.
  • Comfortable working in a hands-on role, taking ownership of the finance function, in a fast-paced, demanding environment.
  • The Head of Finance will be a proven senior manager with management qualification or experience managing a multi-disciplined team for successful delivery of time critical projects and business outputs.
  • Commercially adept.
  • The Head of Finance will be an operational lead, a natural communicator, process-driven, and will be proactive in driving change.

Key Duties:

The Head of Finance wll operate as a Key Finance Business Partner:

  • Partnering with the Director (UKWWS) to support key decision making and forward-looking strategy.
  • Acting as the Financial Business partner to UKWWS.
  • Contribute to the strategic direction of the Company.
  • Identify growth and profitability opportunities.
  • Supporting operational delivery.
  • Challenging performance.
  • Drive efficiency.
  • Optimise Operational cost base.
  • Provide leadership to the Company finance team.
  • Developing the commercial, value add capabilities of the finance function.
  • Provide support to the Frameworks/Tendering team to establish rates and charges appropriate to customer needs.
  • Overall stewardship of the function.
  • Lead the budgetary, forecasting, and financial reporting activities, report on variations to budget, and suggest improvements.
  • Lead all elements of Financial Control.
  • Work collaboratively with the International / Group Finance functions.
  • Seek continuous improvement within the function, and further develop best practice standards.
  • Drive data-led decision making on a day-to-day and strategic basis.

Tagged as: Accounting/Financial/Insurance

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