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Head of Finance

Bromley, England, United KingdomFinance

Job description

The role

  • Report to the executive team to support strategic planning and decision-making.
  • Build a strong and highly motivated finance team to meet the demands of a fast-growing tech business.
  • Ensure that the internal systems, policies and procedures are sufficient and robust enough to maintain and where possible improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the finance function.
  • Review the existing SaaS income recognition process and implement a scalable automated solution to manage this function seamlessly across all departments.
  • Lead the production of accurate and timely monthly management information including departmental analysis and variance analysis against budget and updated forecast.
  • Develop extensive KPI reporting to ensure commercial awareness and financial stewardship across all departments.
  • Maintain and update the company financial model, set budgets, review assumptions, and produce thorough financial analysis and forecasts.
  • Ensure the company meets its tax compliance and statutory reporting obligations and assist in the audit process.
  • Support the sales and tenders’ teams to ensure control over pricing decisions and remain competitive whilst maximising sales revenue and protecting margins.

Job requirements

Skills and qualifications

  • Qualified ACA or ACCA with at least 5 years post qualified experience.
  • Experience of working in a fast-growing tech company preferably.
  • Experience of investor relations and third-party reporting requirements perhaps through private equity investment or through an IPO process.
  • Have a broad range of knowledge across all areas of a business including software development, R&D and SaaS.
  • Demonstrate a strong level of financial knowledge and commercial awareness.
  • Able to work under pressure, prioritise work effectively, manage and motivate a team through strong leadership and willing to be hands on in order to get the desired results.
  • Expert level of Excel and knowledge of Sage and Dynamics 365 would be preferable but not essential.


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