Head of Finance Job Description

Head of Finance Job Description

FD Capital is an industry leader, revolutionising the way companies can access financial executives on terms that work for their business. Our curated approach to recruitment puts the client at its heart, matching them with candidates who complete the puzzle of their organisation.

Job Title: Head of Finance


[City, Country / Remote]

About Us:

[Company Name] is a leading [Industry type] company, known for our innovative approach and commitment to excellence. We are on a mission to [Brief description of company mission]. To support our continued growth and operational excellence, we are seeking a dynamic and experienced Head of Finance to lead our financial strategy and operations.

Job Description:

The Head of Finance will play a critical role in guiding the financial direction of the company. Reporting directly to the CEO, this position will be responsible for overseeing all financial activities, including accounting, reporting, budgeting, and forecasting. The ideal candidate will have a strategic mindset, with the ability to provide insights that drive the company’s financial performance and growth.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the finance department, overseeing financial operations, accounting processes, and the finance team.
  • Develop and implement financial strategies aligned with the company’s goals.
  • Manage the preparation of all financial reporting, including monthly financial statements, budget variance analysis, and year-end financial reports.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory law and financial regulations.
  • Work closely with senior management to develop and control the company’s annual budget.
  • Provide strategic recommendations to the CEO and members of the executive management team.
  • Manage cash flow and forecasting, develop a reliable cash flow projection process, and reporting mechanism.
  • Establish and develop relations with senior management, external partners, and stakeholders.
  • Analyze and manage risk, including credit, market, liquidity, and operational risks.
  • Lead financial planning and analysis efforts, offering insights and financial advice that will allow the company to make informed business decisions.
  • Drive the continuous improvement of end-to-end accounting practices.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field; a Master’s degree or professional accounting qualification (e.g., CPA, ACCA, CIMA) is highly preferred.
  • Minimum of [X] years of financial management experience, with at least [X] years in a leadership role.
  • Strong understanding of financial statistics and accounting principles.
  • Working knowledge of all statutory legislation and regulations.
  • Proven experience in financial planning and analysis with previous experience overseeing finance, accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
  • A solid understanding of financial software and systems.
  • Ability to strategize and solve problems.
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work under pressure.

Why Join Us:

At [Company Name], you will join a team of passionate professionals committed to driving change and innovation. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and opportunities for professional growth in a supportive and dynamic environment.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity and meet the qualifications, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your experience and why you are the perfect fit for this role to [Application Email/Link].

[Company Name] is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


About our Services

Formed in 2018 FD Capital Recruitment was founded with the objective of becoming a leading provider of Part-Time Heads of Finance and Heads of Finance Recruitment our idea being to bring the skills and experience that finance directors have gained in larger corporates and plc’s and make them available to SME’s on fractional time basis. We now offer interim and permanent roles and recruit and Hire CFOs than we do FDs.   We have grown and grown and are now well known across London.  Reach out to our consultant team today to find out more about us.

We now work closely with Private Equity houses to source experienced candidates, if you are looking or an Interim Head of Finance and FD, CFO or FD with PE experience then make sure to talk with our team today.

We operate across the London and south east and West Midlands areas, our ambition is to grow the business to a national operation. Our team is made up of finance professional and experienced recruiters who between them have an extensive network of FD’s and CEO with a strong database of companies we have connections within. See also our FD Services page for more information, since 2024 we also offer Financial Controller Recruitment.

As a company we have a social conscience we support the environment through our tree nation project.  Our main charity is Beam who works to directly address homelessness in London.   We are a member of the Living Wage Foundation.

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