Head of Finance Systems

Job Title: Head of Finance Systems
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus
Start Date: ASAP
REF: RW2187TCG_1548263876
Contact Name: Ryan Worth
Contact Email:
Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

Reporting to the Finance Director the Head of Finance Systems will own responsibility for managing all finance systems as well as lead the organisations finance systems team.

Key aspects of the role;

  • Mitigate legacy risks and exposures in the current system team and application support, ie 'Key Man Risk' associated with long serving team members
  • Manage and improve BAU support to the business on legacy finance systems whilst transformation project is underway. Ensuring optimal scoping of projects, allocation of work and timely delivery of robust solutions
  • Ownership of all post-transformation finance system solutions, processes and applications.
  • With the HoFT, modernise the financial systems and infrastructure to ensure that it is fit for purpose both now and when taking account of strategic growth and diversification plans
  • Ensure the finance systems & infrastructure enable and empower the finance function to complete all deliverables with a high-level of accuracy, insight and efficiency, with a focus on eliminating manual work at every
  • Lead, optimize and successfully deliver future integration/migration of businesses acquired/disposed of, by organisation in or out of the group's financial systems & infrastructure
  • Develop, manage and transform the finance systems team to deliver the highest quality support to the finance community and all business
  • Proactively look for opportunities to make incremental enhancements and improvements to current and future finance systems, reporting and data analytics capabilities
  • You'll drive increased efficiency and productivity across finance via overhauling and modernization systems and processes
  • You'll support the commercial and operational decisions of the business, by enhancing the analysis, insight and financial reporting capabilities of the finance
  • You'll drive the continuous improvement of the group's financial systems and analytics capabilities, to make them better, simpler and more
  • Design, build, implement and test, managing all phases of various projects including allocation of resources
  • You'll recruit, lead and develop a finance team of 4 people, helping them to improve and deliver the highest level of service to the

Expereince required;

  • Qualified accountant with a proven track record of career progression in a large, dynamic organization
  • At least 3 years of experience working in a relevant finance role
  • You will have a proven track record in delivering system
  • Experience with system integration, improvement and modernization
  • Highly competent in writing coding languages such as SQL, R, VBA & Macros
  • Extensive experience with analytics tools such as Tableau, Qlikview or Power BI
  • Display experience in interpreting, structuring and optimizing large commercial data sets (both financial and non-financial) to ensure the business able to take advantage of enhancing insight
  • You will have managed staff
  • You will have developed business partnering relationships at a senior level within an organization
  • Driving change, improvement and challenge through an organization or department

Skills and Attributes;

  • Commercially astute with a high level of analytical skills and focused on adding value
  • Great at building strong, effective working relationships and stakeholder management
  • Ability to get both the big picture and the detail
  • Strong technical skills and knowledge
  • Robust, with high levels of personal resilience and capable of working in a demanding, fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Great at interaction at all levels, internally and externally
  • Great people leadership and management skills
  • Willing to see and do things differently and able to drive change
  • Positive, pro-active and hard-working