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Head of Finance (Insurance)

Job Title: Head of Finance (Insurance)
Contract Type: permanent
Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits Inc- Car & Bonus
Start Date: ASAP
REF: NH 12778564 YF_1544550144
Contact Name: Nick Hallworth
Contact Email:
Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

Head of Finance (Insurance), Watford, Hertfordshire
£90,000- £100,000pa Plus Benefits, Inc Car Allowance, Bonus, Medical & Pension

Our Client, an organisation with a track record of achieving excellence within its chosen field, is looking to fill a pivotal role within the company, with the appointment of a versatile Head of Finance.

Our client has grown consistently over the last decade and is now in the position where it can utilise senior level expertise to facilitate rapid growth and success moving forward. The strategic objectives have now been outlined and what is required now is an individual with sound commercial judgement to guide the business forward, challenge the status quo and constructively make the changes necessary to achieve the desired results.
The successful candidate together, together with the Chief Executive and senior management team will take responsibility for all aspects of running the business. Therefore the remit will not just be about numbers but the following key areas:

- You will have previous experience of implementing strong financial controls to ensure financial, reporting and working capital performance targets are met. The successful candidate will be expected to increase the performance of the finance function and to accelerate change to deliver more efficient and effective service to the Board and wider business.
- Operational - assess and agree potential risks to the business, drive efficiency in management reporting, direct and control the preparation of the annual report, and effectively manage cash flow.
- Strong IFRS statutory experience in the Insurance sector, leading a team delivering the results.
- Leading a large team of skilled Accountants, which will include mentoring, recruiting and up-skilling.

Candidates will be expected to be able to demonstrate examples of a pragmatic approach where effective decision making has been relied upon and which has subsequently impacted financial activity in a positive way. They will have all of the interpersonal skills required to develop and mentor staff, build long standing external relationships and influence and negotiate where appropriate. Finally, they will be able to contribute across the board providing a perspective that does not just focus on finance but rather across the board.

All applications must have an impressive academic profile including a professional qualification (ACA,ACCA,CIMA) as well as an employment record that conveys loyalty, meritocratic growth and achievement. Experience must have also been gleaned from a lengthy tenure within the Insurance sector. On offer is a genuine chance to make a difference in a supportive and stable working environment, where effort and results are rewarded and acknowledged regularly.

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