Head of Finance

Be the Business

  • Grade: Level 2
  • Salary: £70,000 per annum plus benefits
  • Location: Central London but we are currently working remotely from within the UK
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 9th May 2021 BST

Job Description

About Be the Business  

 

Led by Sir Charlie Mayfield Be the Business was launched in November 2017 with funding and support from the UK government and some of Britain’s leading companies. Be the Business exists to create a dynamic and competitive economy driven by higher levels of productivity. We work with the entire business community to learn from each other and to try new approaches to improve their productivity. 

  • Adoption of technology and improved leadership and management practices are proven drivers of productivity. These areas are where we focus.  

  • Our target market is small and mid-sized businesses (up to 250 employees). They account for two-thirds of all jobs in the UK but disproportionally are not as productive as they could be. 

 

More details about Be the Business can be found on our website

 

About this role 

 

At a critical time in the organisation’s evolution, we are looking for a dynamic and motivated finance professional to provide high quality financial support and insight for the organisation alongside ownership of IT and facilities.  

 

Reporting into the Chief Financial Officer, this is a key position and responsibilities include:  

  • Producing annual budget and input to long term financial plan, including developing and maintaining cost allocation model;  

  • Providing clear communication and in-depth support by building and maintaining excellent relationships with the business and ensuring budget holders are supported on all financial issues;  

  • Leading the design, implementation and review of systems, processes and procedures to improve insight quality; ensuring appropriate financial controls are in place and system is appropriate to business needs;  

  • Producing statutory accounts for the Group and Subsidiary and managing the annual audit process; overseeing VAT and running monthly payroll;  

  • Be the key liaison point for buildings/facilities team and managing relationship with external IT provider;  

  • Managing a small team and enabling an office environment that empowers staff to do their best work.  

 

About you 

 

The successful candidate must be a professionally qualified accountant with a driven and proactive approach and robust technical skills from the Charity, Commercial or wider Public Sector. You will have experience running a multi-functional team or significant exposure to cross-functional projects. You will have robust excel and modelling skills and experience of changing finance systems or driving improvements in existing system use. We are looking for somebody highly collaborative yet autonomous. You will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to engage and develop staff that you manage and build rapport with a range of finance and non-finance persons across the organisation.   

 

The Benefits  

  

  • 30 days holiday each year in addition to public holidays  

  • 10% contribution into a pension scheme with Hargreaves Lansdown  

  • Positive attitude to flexible working  

  • Health related and employee assistance benefits  

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be blind reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the blind review

Applications closed Sun 9th May 2021

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be blind reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the blind review

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