Head of Finance

  • Full Time
  • Brighton, East Sussex
  • £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum GBP / Year

Are you a qualified Accountant with management experience looking for a full time role?

Our client is seeking an experienced Head of Finance to join the senior management team, ideally with experience in a customer facing environment such as retail / hospitality / visitor attraction.

This role offers an excellent salary and benefits, and the opportunity to join a forward-thinking, motivated and hardworking company.


  • To undertake the annual budget and forecasts working closely with the Managing Director, the Board of Directors, and departmental heads
  • To report to the Managing Director and the Board of Directors
  • To prepare financial statements, including commentary and analysis, including analysis of variance from the budget
  • To provide in-depth analysis of our revenue and yield performance using data from the ticketing/retail system contributing to business planning/ forecasts and decisions
  • To provide an in-depth analysis of our costs identifying areas for cost reductions and ensuring spending is kept in line with budgets
  • To update and maintain short and long term cash flow forecasting
  • To manage our external accountants on the preparation of statutory financial information, payroll, and VAT returns
  • To ensure the company fulfils its obligations under its Financing Agreements
  • To lead and manage the finance team, overseeing everyday processes such as supplier invoices and the sales invoices being accurately entered into the accounting software
  • This list is not exhaustive and a flexible and willing attitude is vital

Qualifications & Experience

  • You will have a minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role and will be a qualified accountant (CIMA/ ACA or ACCA)
  • You will have advanced Excel skills and will be generally proficient in Microsoft Office
  • You will be a proficient Xero user
  • You will be credible and professional with strong analytical and interpersonal and management skills
  • You will be calm under pressure and comfortable with the responsibility the role entails
  • You will be flexible and willing to work some longer hours at month end, during the annual audit, preparation of the annual returns and annual budget


  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Work from home

Job Title: Head of Finance

Location: Brighton (opportunity for hybrid – some travel to meeting sin Brighton, London and South East)

Salary: £40,000 – £50,000 per annum

Full Time

For more information, please contact Jamie Woodward at Clearline Recruitment.

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