Head of Finance and Operations (Open to some home working)

West Sussex
Up to £75K FTE
10 Jan 2019
10 Feb 2019
Contract Type

West Sussex, Hampshire, Head of Finance, Operations, Insurance, Financial Services

Our SME client in the financial services sector is seeking a Head of Finance and Operations to join the team. The role reports into the Managing Director and will also work with other Board Directors. This role will be responsible for several direct reports.

The role will be broad encompassing full management and oversight of finance, HR, operations, risk and compliance. Initially the focus will be establishing processes and best practices before moving to a more strategic focus. 

This position will have responsibility for all finance matters including monthly management packs, payroll, A/P, A/R, oversight of the processing of the monthly transactions, annual budgeting and forecasting process, preparing monthly board packs including presentation to key stakeholders.

The role will also oversee Operations, IT systems, Compliance and Risk function (ensuring the business is meeting its compliance requirements to its customers and operating a robust risk framework in an FCA regulated sales environment) and the HR function to include responsibility for recruitment, onboarding, online HR systems.
Candidates will be degree educated with a chartered accountancy qualification. He/she will have a track record in a senior financial management role and experience working in a financial services business (including insurance sector ideally) with large monthly transaction volume. A good understanding of FCA regulation and compliance within a regulated sales business is preferred. He/she will have excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills and have the ability to manage external stakeholders and investors. A strong understanding of IT systems and operational processes in an insurance based financial services company is preferred. Experience of implementing and managing change as well as motivating/inspiring teams is required.   

  • Flexibility – full time (with the opportunity to work from home 1 day a week)
  • Location – West Sussex and Hampshire (some travel required)
  • Salary – up to £75K FTE
  • Recruiter – Elspeth Peters