BNP Paribas UK

Head of Finance

Solihull, UK/Hybrid
Attractive salary and benefits
26 Apr 2024
26 May 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Job Title:Head of Finance

Location:  Solihull-Hybrid

Hours:  Permanent-Full Time

A bit about us:

At BNP Paribas Personal Finance, we’re part of a global bank and are proud to be a Top Employer UK, providing a great place to work in an open and inclusive environment.

We’re here to provide simple and straightforward consumer finance solutions and we work with many well-known retailers and brands to help their customers finance their purchases in a responsible way.

We care about making a positive impact for our colleagues, customers, partners and the wider community. That’s why we live by our values of we're positive, we’re brave, and we own it.

The Role:

Reporting into the Chief Finance Officer and working closely with the wider finance leadership team, the Head of Finance will take complete ownership of the financial activities of the entities to ensure strong adherence to policies, procedures and control requirements to meet the high standards for local, regulatory and group reporting. Leading on a transformation roadmap for the finance team will be crucial to ensure continuous improvements are undertaken to deliver value for the organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing a high-quality financial accounting and reporting throughout the organisation. Key activity to lead on will be to increase financial awareness throughout the business.
  • Responsible for strong adherence to financial policies and procedures (local and group), maintaining financial control across all finance teams.
  • Responsible for working with BNP Paribas Personal Finance departments on all financial topics and ensuring the UK entity is fully aligned to all requests and requirements.
  • Lead a team engaged in strong accounting and financial control activities, ensuring tight balance sheet control with all control accounts properly reconciled monthly.
  • Responsible for all financial controls for finance department and ensuring continuous risk control assessments are undertaken to adapt and maintain control environment to ensure risks managed correctly.
  • Develop a clear strategy for the finance function aligned to the overall company and department targets to ensure key activities transform and work with team members to help achieve the transformation plan.
  • Produce timely and accurate financial reports for all statutory and entities and ensuring all topics fully in control.
  • Lead a finance team engaged in the preparation of financial analysis, building effective relationships with management across the business and providing valuable insight on key financial topics.
  • Responsible for working with peer group on all financial activities and ensuring joined up positions on topics across all activities.
  • Develop and deliver relevant and timely periodic reporting and analysis sufficient to enable the management team to understand financial performance and key KPIs for the functions.
  • Develop detailed understanding for the business activities and proactively investigate topics to ensure risks and controls are adequately maintained.
  • Ad hoc project work, and other support for finance and the wider business as requested from time to time.
  • Lead, mentor, and develop a high-performing finance team, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.

Skills & Attributes:

Could this be you?

BNP Paribas Personal Finance believe it’s a positive attitude and passion to make things happen that matters most.

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we'll let you in on a secret: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. If you feel you meet 75% of the requirements for this role, we would love to hear from you. Also, if you are considering a career move or a sector-jump, please get in touch, we welcome applications from people with transferable skills.

What’s in it for you?

As well as working for a Top Employer UK 2024 and being part of a team that changes customer’s lives, there are some excellent benefits too. We offer a competitive salary, a contributory pension scheme, and our Health Cash plan scheme. You also receive access to our multi-award-winning flexible benefits platform designed to provide you with the best range of benefits available to suit your lifestyle including life insurance and private medical insurance. There are also perks which give you fantastic discounts off eating out, cinema tickets, days out and much more, as well as monthly awards with plenty of opportunities to win vouchers and prizes. To learn more about careers at BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK, visit our website: in a new tab).

Equal Opportunities Disclaimer

BNP Paribas Personal Finance promotes equality of opportunity and is committed to ensure that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

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