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Head of Finance – Bournemouth – £48-55K + Good Benefits

Head of Finance – Bournemouth – £48-55K + Good Benefits

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Bond Williams
Professional Recruitment

A Head of Finance is being recruited by Bond Williams Accounting and Finance for a higher education establishment based in Bournemouth. Named as a top UK university in the Sunday Times Top University List 2021, it has a TEF gold rating, the highest ranking Teaching Excellence award available to UK higher educational institutions.

Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Head of Finance leads a team of finance staff and supports the strategic plans through financial management and planning including budgets, financial appraisals for capital projects and will be the primary contact for heads and directors, provision of financial advice, direction on compliance, evaluating business opportunities and providing problem solving support for special projects.

key deliverables:
* Detailed analysis of financial information, presenting results and making recommendations to support decision making
* Preparing financial forecasts in consultation with budget holders
* Developing financial systems
* Keep up to date on latest accounting standards
* Planning and allocation of work within the finance team
* Contributing to strategy, policy and practice
* Overviewing and leading on finance policy and strategy being aware of internal or external issues where policy would need to be adapted
* Overseeing all finance information and documentation ensuring systems, reports and documents are updated
* Resource management within finance area
* Overseeing security and accessibility of data held within finance

Successful candidate:
* Professional qualification – ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA
* Experience of working within higher education and managing/leading a team of staff
* Ability to manage and influence the work of the finance team and support the senior leadership team
* Strong IT skills including Word, Excel in order to deliver sophisticated reports, presentations and plans

* 35 days holiday + bank holidays
* Good working environment
* Flexible/hybrid working
* Good pension
* Parking

Bond Williams Professional Recruitment are an equal opportunity employer and operate as an Employment Business and Recruitment Agency

Job Overview
Accounting & Finance
Offered Salary
£48000 - £55000 per annum
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