Head of Finance

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
80000.00 - 100000.00 GBP Annual
24 Aug 2019
07 Sep 2019
Contract Type
  • Business Partnering
  • Cultivate and maintain an effective 'critical friend' relationship with Chief Market Officer and his direct reports
  • Develop sound understanding of the business drivers of the global markets and how that translates into the financials i.e. commercially literate finance
  • Financial Analysis & Performance Management
  • Produce monthly performance reports that meet the agreed timelines;
  • Produce reports that are succinct, focused and easy to understand;
  • Produce analysis that are insightful with the purpose to influence and drive action
  • Management Accounting
  • Ensure month ends are closed on time with high data quality and understanding of issues;
  • Ensure persistent issues are logged and addressed within the quarter;
  • Establish seamless process between individual submission and Group consolidation
  • Product Profitability & Pricing
  • Establish market by market analysis of products and their profitability;
  • Develop pricing strategies for each market which reflects the full market dynamics;
  • Actively help manage the product portfolio based on profitability and strategic rationale
  • Commercial Analysis & Decision Support
  • Produce commercial analysis to assess sales channel performance;
  • Produce cost analysis to identify short- and long-term cost management levers;
  • Produce sensitivity analysis to assess risk in performance delivery
  • General ledger and financial statements Integrity
  • Ensure strong process and rigour is place for data into GL;
  • Provide support in the monthly reconciliation of balance sheet; banking and cash
  • Business Planning & Forecasting
  • Provide the financial modelling and support during the business planning;
  • Work with the business to produce high level quarterly forecasts
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Deliver commercial and financial insights through inquisitive and analytical thinking
  • Demonstrate creative and independent thinking to deliver commercial benefits
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Establish a sound working relationship with the Chief Market Officer and his leadership team
  • Have gravitas and credibility with all the Executives and the global leadership team
  • Leadership
  • Able to make decisions as provide leadership across whole of finance not just own area
  • Develop a team culture of high performance, empowerment, support and high engagement
  • Proactive
  • Self-starter who is organised, systematic and pragmatic in solving problems
  • Forward looking and focused on continuous improvement to build optimal enduring capability
  • Communication
  • Ability to write board and management papers with simplicity and clarity is essential
  • Ability to present and explain financial information in easy to understand medium is essential
  • UK GAAP and International accounting standards - essential
  • Consolidation of global multinational companies - essential
  • D365 system - ideal
  • Excel, PowerPoint, Word - essential
  • CIMA, ACA, ACCA - essential
  • Degree - essential
  • MBA - preferable