Group Head of Finance

Equity FC
London (Central), London (Greater)
Competitive reward package
12 Jul 2019
15 Jul 2019
Job Title
Head of Finance
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is a uniquely positioned group with a series of companies that finance infrastructure within frontier markets - through equity investing, lending or guarantees - to mobilise private sector investment in developing countries. The group is primarily funded by a number of governments but works closely with the private sector in a commercial manner to finance much needed investment in infrastructure to help alleviate poverty.

As part of the exciting long-term plans for the group, the Group CFO is now looking to recruit a number two to work closely with them and the rest of the finance function.  This role sits within the Group holding company and has responsibility for the day to day running of the group finance functions as well as a broader role out into the wider businesses.

The role represents a fantastic opportunity for an experienced finance professional to play a key role in an organisation delivering measurable and real impact.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Responsibility for the day to day running and oversight of the Holding company and Group finance function
  • Managing a small finance team including a Group Financial Controller
  • Building out the finance team as required
  • Manage relationships with key stakeholders, including governments
  • Responsibility for all management reporting for the holding company and Group (monthly, quarterly and annual)
  • Responsibility for KPI and value for money (VFM) reporting
  • Reviewing of team members’ work (eg balance sheet reconciliations; management accounts; and payment runs)
  • Supervising the statutory audit, accounts preparation and corporation tax computations
  • Coordinate external audits across the group
  • Oversight of the group’s transfer pricing framework, ensuring tax efficiency where possible
  • Leading the group’s annual business plan and budgeting processes
  • Responsibility for the holding company forecasting
  • Responsibility for the overall group treasury function
  • Responsibility for the preparation of the group board reporting
  • Responsibility for group financial accounting policies as well as challenging, improving and rolling out new processes, controls and delegated authorities
  • Responsibility for all finance systems
  • Involved in new system working groups and project initiatives across the grou


  • You will be a qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA)
  • Ideally 7+ year post qualification experience with some international exposure in a group of companies
  • Good IFRS knowledge
  • Financial services experience and/or experience with working with government departments or PPP arrangements an advantage
  • Comfortable with international Tax & PAYE calculations
  • Good at team management and leadership
  • Strong Excel, report writing and communication skills
  • Exposure to long term financial planning and modelling as well as group wide reporting, planning and budgeting
  • International/cross border team liaison
  • Ability to work well under pressure and be able to meet deadlines

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