Interim Finance Director – 3 day week – London

Accountancy and Finance
15th January 2019
London, United Kingdom
Job Type


My client, a start-up financial services business based in Central London are looking to hire an Interim Finance Director initially for 3 days a week, starting asap.

Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer (a co-founder), the Finance Director will cover a broad range of activities across all entities in the group. This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified accountant to use their skills, leading the financial management processes and being part of an exciting new business.

Key responsibilities:

  • Drive the strategic planning and budgeting / forecasting process
  • Use accounting package, Xero to manage and develop the financial systems and control
  • Manage the year-end process and group audit
  • Manage tax and payroll, monitor cash-flow and ensure compliance with all financial and legal regulations
  • Produce monthly management Accounts for all entities with supporting narratives
  • Ensure that company financial policies and procedures are followed, and internal targets met
  • Provide the relevant information to the Pension Trustees and Pension Scheme secretarial team

Candidate requirements:

  • Qualified UK Chartered Accountant (ACA / ACCA/CIMA), working in either industry or professional audit practice.
  • Knowledge of IFRS Accounting Standards
  • 7+ PQE years’ experience
  • Financial Services background (Pensions ideally)
  • Statutory Accounts Production, Multi Year and Multi Entity Budgeting and Forecasting experience
  • Preparation of management accounts (incl VAT returns) using accounting package Xero


  • Delivery orientated and result-focused- comfortable working at senior/executive levels
  • Advanced Excel
  • Good planning and organisational skills, with excellent attention to detail

All successful candidates will have the following character traits:

  • Understands and welcomes the challenge of being part of an early stage venture.
  • A passionate problem solver.
  • Genuine interest in improvement and a dissatisfaction with mediocrity.
  • A self-starter, able to work unsupervised but who welcomes the shared benefit and responsibility of teamwork.
  • An open communicator who is comfortable taking credit for success and responsibility for mistakes.

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