Head of Finance

London, England, United Kingdom expand job description ↓

Description

Freeformers’ mission is to build a digital economy for all by creating the future workforce now. We accelerate business growth through digital transformation, people and technology.


We are building the capabilities of our Finance team and are looking for a qualified accountant to deliver high quality financial information and insightful reporting to the senior management team and Board. As part of a growing team, you will like working in a collaborative environment with a diverse group of people. You will share our passion for profit and purpose.

Requirements

  • Providing support and analysis to the senior leadership team on new investment initiatives, pricing strategies and performance metrics
  • Preparation of detailed annual budgets to include revenues, cost of sales, staff, overheads and capex
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts (including a narrative report, budget variance analysis reports, regular reforecast for the financial year)
  • Monitoring cash balances and provision of regular cash flow information, including a 13 week rolling cash flow forecast
  • Reporting on key performance measures - drilling down on areas of underperformance or concern for the business
  • Working with the Project Management Team to ensure good financial control, prompt reporting of project performance and management of project margins
  • Ensuring the company operates a strong system of financial controls and procedures and maintaining oversight of the purchase order and expenditure authorisation processes
  • Ownership of payroll and pension accounting, liaison with payroll provider, checking and posting of payroll output
  • Liaising with the Company’s auditors and coordination of information flows to ensure an efficient and timely year-end audit, preparation of year end audit file and responding to audit queries, ensuring statutory returns are completed as required (VAT, Income tax, Corporation tax, statutory accounts, compliance statements, employee share scheme filings, etc.)
  • Supervising postings of sales ledger, purchase ledger and nominal ledger transactions and ensuring all control accounts reconciliations (bank, VAT & payroll) are carried out regularly
  • Approving the weekly payment run
  • Maintaining the fixed asset register
  • Managing FX exposures across the company.


It would be great if you had:

  • The ability to work alongside cross-functional project teams and coordinate stakeholders of all levels within the business
  • A proactive attitude and solution focused
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal and delivered with agility
  • Experience in using Xero and advanced Excel skills
  • Confidence to challenge approaches and behaviours

Benefits

  • Competitive salary, including pension
  • Company bonus scheme
  • £1000 yearly personal training budget
  • Private health cover with Vitality Health and other benefits

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