Head of Finance

ROLE: Head of Finance


The Head of Finance is responsible and accountable for all aspects of financial management operations to include the development and implementation of a financial strategy that supports and sits with the organisations business strategy and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems to report accurate financial results.


Chief Executive Officer


  • A qualified accountant with 10 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience in strategic planning, change management and programme implementation
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of contracting and negotiating with a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required
  • In-depth knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Experience in managing a finance function that includes financial accounting and reporting, cash management, risk management and control, policy development etc.
  • Up to date knowledge of current financial and accounting computer applications
  • Knowledge of taxation issues including tax liability management
  • Proven ability to analyse financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections
  • Proven ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects
  • Ability to work efficiently and lead in a fast paced, pressurised environment
  • Proven track record of managing and building relationships, internally and externally to get the best out of people at all levels
  • Significant experience operating and advising at an executive level
  • High degree of personal resilience and integrity
  • A positive, ‘can-do’ mentality, ability to find ways round obstacles and willing to exploit all of the available resources in order to accomplish objectives
  • A commitment to continuing improvement and change by the application of self-managed learning techniques, supplemented where appropriate by deliberate, planned exposure to external learning sources (mentoring, coaching, etc.)
  • Excellent written and oral communication including reports and business writing skills
  • Work collaboratively with others to achieve business objectives.
  • The ability to work well under pressure and to deadlines


The key accountabilities and responsibilities in this role are below:

Planning & Strategy

  • Design, monitor and direct the implementation of strategic financial business plans;
  • Develop financial and tax strategies and implement short- and long-term departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures;
  • Manage the reserves, annual operational and event budgeting processes, and assist in the development of ‘special project’ budgets and planning with a focus on the development of infrastructural projects.


  • Participate in key decisions as a member of the senior management team;
  • Oversee the financial operations of the organisation
  • Implement operational best practices in the Finance team;
  • Oversee financial programs, accounting and budgeting systems, and tax planning strategies;
  • Ensure compliance with all Financial Accounting, taxation (domestic and international) and regulatory requirements;
  • Oversee the approval and processing of day to day activities in the Finance department which include managing revenue, expenditure, investments, budgets, payroll and audit;
  • Oversee the preparation and finalising of the management accounts, audited financial statements, financial reporting and any special analysis required from time to time;
  • Analyse and manage cash flow, cost controls, and expenses and establish and maintain appropriate internal controls and safeguards;
  • Report financial results to the Board of Directors and to the Finance Committee.

Risk Management

  • Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies;
  • Manage the Finance Department divisional Risk Register
  • Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations.
  • Reporting:
  • Draft papers and report updates to the Finance Committee and Board
  • Act Company Secretary
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