Global Head of Finance

08 Aug 2019
25 Aug 2019
Job role
Head of finance
Experience level
Global Head of Finance, travel/leisure sector

70-80k Plus bonus, pension, healthcare

uniQua has been engaged to source a talented head of finance for a rapidly growing travel business based near to Swindon. The business, recently by a global travel/leisure giant is looking to hire an ambitious Global Head of Finance to manage its global finance operation based in the UK and 5 other core regions around the world including Germany, Australia, New Zealand Dubai and South Africa. This role will form part of the Global leadership team.

The business has grown from a start-up to a £200m+ t/o since entity in just 8 years. This exponential growth is expected to continue over the coming years and, as such, presents an exciting opportunity for the right individual to build a best in class finance team over the next 18 months.

The Opportunity

  • Complete ownership of the Global finances of the business: Management and financial accounts, Month-end, year-end, audit, tax & treasury.
  • Providing commercial insights from daily P&L reporting.
  • Ownership of the annual budget process.
  • Consolidating and reporting to global parent.
  • Managing a team of circa 15 and growing.
  • Bank relationship management.
Key challenges in your first 18 months

  • Global cash management in a multi-currency, multi-country business.
  • Developing a strong team able
  • Developing processes and systems to support the growth of the business.
  • Raising the profile of finance within the wider business
The individual

  • Intelligent and dynamic, able to understand a complex business quickly and add value.
  • Resilient personality, able to push back when required.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment driven by sales and marketing activity.
  • Able to manage a large finance team including international teams.
  • A confident individual, able to gain credibility with the leadership team.
  • Experience improving systems and processes in line with business growth.
  • Qualified accountant with relevant PQE.