Head of Financial Operations

Location: London, Greater London
Sector: Social Housing
Date Posted: 12/11/2021
Salary: £77,000 - £82,000 per year
Specialism: Finance
Ref: RB18684
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Looking for a Head of Finance role? Are you a senior finance professional from the housing sector? Would you enjoy overseeing a large department and ensuring the financial operations are delivered to a high standard in the most efficient way? If yes, this could be your next role.

Reporting into the CFO this Head of Financial Operations is a pivotal and senior role within the organisation and will be responsible for a team of over 15 members of staff with five direct reports. The role will be responsible for maintaining the cashbook, overseeing all rent and service charge accounting as well as the accounts payable and receivable process.

Duties for this role will include:

  • Act as a key part of the senior finance team managing effective workflow and managing performance.
  • Monitor emerging risks and coordinate evolving business needs whilst observing changes to financial regulations.
  • Leading a high performing team offering direction, support and coaching whilst highlighting required training areas and recognising opportunities for progression.
  • Reviewing processes and systems with the ability to spot areas of inefficiency and rolling out improvements.
  • Ensuring the cashbook is maintained and suppliers are paid on a timely basis whilst receiving a first-class service.
  • Lead on the close of ledgers each month.
  • Work closely with the CFO, providing reports which will enable with strategic decisions to be made.
  • Delivery of precise service charge and rent setting and provide accessible performance data.
  • Prepare complex analysis highlighting trends and recognising areas of risk with the ability to mitigate these and tighten controls.

This role would best suit a driven and ambitious Head of Financial Operations who has already managed a team and is now seeking a step up to lead a larger department. Based at the organisations head office in central London this role will offer the opportunity to work from home a couple of days a week.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a full CCAB finance qualification.
  • Be an expert in maintain the cashbook, accounts payable and receivable functions as well as rent and service charge accounting.
  • Have experience using Open Accounts.
  • Have proven experience in the social housing sector.
  • Be able to demonstrate strong leadership skills and experience.
  • Be an excellent communicator.

If you are interested in this role please do not delay in applying as applications will be reviewed on a daily basis!

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