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Group Head of Finance

Published 01 November 2023
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Job Starts: 1st November 2023
Accountancy & Finance

Job Description

Finance Manager | Wakefield | £60,000 - £70,000

The client is a dynamic and rapidly growing organisation with a diverse portfolio of properties and care homes. We are seeking a talented and dedicated Finance Manager to oversee our financial operations across two key divisions. This is a unique opportunity to play a pivotal role in the continued success of our company, working closely with the Managing Director.

Key Responsibilities:

As the Finance Manager, you will take charge of financial responsibilities and ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the finance department. Your primary duties will include:

  • Payroll Management: Oversee the payroll process for the entire group, ensuring accurate and timely wage payments.
  • Financial Reporting: Report directly to the Group Managing Director and provide monthly management accounts as required.
  • Income Management: Accurately record all group income and ensure invoices for the property division are sent and paid promptly.
  • Accounts Payable: Make timely supplier payments and monitor expenditure, negotiating improved terms with existing and new suppliers.
  • Debt Collection: Monitor the aged debtors list and work with administrators and external debt collection agencies to collect aged receivables.
  • Bank Reconciliation: Perform bank reconciliations for all accounts, including petty cash.
  • Process Improvement: Continuously improve and streamline financial processes to enhance the efficiency of the accounts function.
  • Team Management: Monitor the work and progress of the Group Finance Assistant, covering their responsibilities during their absence.
  • Ad Hoc Duties: Handle any other financial responsibilities and tasks as needed.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Proven experience in a similar finance role.
  • Strong knowledge of financial accounting, payroll, and income management.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in financial software and tools.
  • Negotiation skills for supplier management.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and attention to detail.

Benefits: Bonus, Canteen, Events, Company pension, Employee discount, Free parking, Health & wellbeing programme, On-site parking, Profit sharing, Sick pay

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