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Head of Finance - Chief Accountant

Ref no. BHN571177
Location London, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract
Job status Closed

Job summary

Barclay Meade Finance & Accountancy are recruiting for a Financial Accountant on a contract basis.

Key skills required for this role




Job description

About the Role

Our client, a leading organization in the Defence & Security sector, is seeking a highly skilled Head of Finance - Chief Accountant to join their team on a contract basis. As the Head of Finance, you will be responsible for providing exceptional financial management and expertise, working closely with senior stakeholders to ensure the effective delivery of the company's vision and financial strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement the Council's financial strategy, ensuring long-term sustainability
  • Provide strategic financial advice, insight, and support to senior stakeholders
  • Evaluate and mitigate financial risks and identify opportunities for financial growth
  • Manage and monitor the council's capital programme, ensuring robust evaluation and effective financial reporting
  • Advise on investment and funding strategies, including risk and performance assessment
  • Lead the annual coordinating and closure of the Council's and Pension Fund's accounts
  • Establish and maintain effective financial systems and procedures, ensuring budgetary control and value for money
  • Produce informative reports for senior stakeholders, aiding informed decision making

Job Requirements

  • Full membership of CCAB (preferably CIPFA), CFA, or ACT with significant post-qualification experience
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, with a post-graduate qualification desirable
  • Proven experience in strategic financial management within a large public sector organization
  • Strong knowledge of public sector funding arrangements and understanding of local government challenges
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage budgets, apply rigorous planning and control procedures, and deliver large-scale projects
  • Highly proficient in MS Office suite and financial systems
  • Ability to think critically, demonstrate resilience, and drive continuous improvement

If you have a strong background in finance and are looking for an exciting opportunity in the Defence & Security sector, then we want to hear from you. Apply now to join our client's dynamic team and contribute to their strategic financial management.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and qualifications.

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