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Head of Finance

  • Location: Chesterfield
  • Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Plus benefits inc car, pension & bonus
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 22 days ago

Sharp Consultancy are currently working on a retained basis for a highly reputable specialist based in the Chesterfield area who are looking for a Head of Finance to oversee the group finance function.

Our client, a bespoke specialist in their industry have recently restructured the Group Finance function to create this role, the most senior role within finance outside of the Group FD and a key appointment as they develop a stronger function with improved depth to help the business as it begins the next stage of a significant growth strategy.

You will be reporting directly into the Group FD with a clear directive to lead and manage the whole of the Group Finance function and just as importantly lead the technical behaviours and reporting of the business.

Other key responsibilities will include:
*To lead the head office finance team
*To set finance policies for the Group and ensure that they are adhered to
*To lead the financial accounting and reporting activities across the Group and to ensure they are carried out efficiently and effectively
*Act as a technical expert for the divisional finance teams
*To ensure effective financial controls are in operation throughout the Group
*To manage the Group's relationships with key external stakeholders including auditors, bankers, tax advisors and currency brokers

You must be a qualified accountant and have in-depth relevant IFRS experience. Any experience within a listed organisation would be advantageous but is not essential.

You could be moving straight from a role within the Accountancy Profession or already be in Industry post profession. The essential are a strong level of technical experience and significant strengths around people management and stakeholder leadership.

As well as an excellent post to develop your experience at a senior level, the client can also offer a clear and timely path towards an FD position as well as significant personal development within an outstanding business setting both throughout the UK and overseas.

If you are interested in the above vacancy, or alternatively are only tentatively looking please do not hesitate to contact me completely confidentially in the first instance.


Sharp Consultancy is a finance and accountancy recruitment specialist assisting accounting and finance divisions of businesses in the Yorkshire and Derbyshire area. With over 25 years' experience we pride ourselves on sourcing excellent finance professionals across all divisions of an accounts function, from finance administrators through to senior Finance Director appointments. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy jobs or accountancy recruitment; finance jobs or finance recruitment.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction. To apply please send your CV to the e-mail address stated, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within seven days please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful.