Finance Head Job Description

Finance Head Job Description

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Finance head provides strategic and commercial advice through partnering with the business to provide/present, financial and non-financial results, performance drivers & trends, scenarios to enable a deeper understanding of the business performance and stronger business decision making.

Finance Head Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Provide timely and insightful consolidated I&TS platform management reporting for Senior Business and Finance Executives and numerous Operating Committees
Build an appropriate profile within North America Finance to ensure that is recognized as a clearly defined global business
Liaise with Regional CEO, Country CEO’s, Country CFO’s and country Finance leaders to develop required reporting and analysis
Align with Finance HQ team, GMO functions such as FIN (Global Head of MI), IR, GPA
Ensure the region is managing appropriate in accordance with FIM, GSM, target business model and finance operating model
Manage Regional finance team’s performance, engagement and overall development
You will be responsible for running the Banks finance programme
Being a strategic Finance Partner to the European business
The EU Finance team are fully engaged in Shire’s vision and understand their role in supporting the organization
Ensuring all in-country finance processes are robust and the control environment maintains the integrity of EU legal entity financial statements, for example

Finance Head Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Finance Head

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Education for Finance Head

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Employers hiring for the finance head job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Economics, MBA, Business/Administration, Education, Engineering, Graduate, English

Skills for Finance Head

Desired skills for finance head include:

Finance
Business and industry drivers
Financial and non-financial metrics and product costing
SAP
Accounting
Best practices for the development of annual budgets
Budgeting and costing principles
Business and industry drivers and commercial issues
Daily life of a project manager in the financial area for cross functional topics
Latest estimates and financial planning

Desired experience for finance head includes:

5-7 years in a leadership role with a similar profile within a multinational organization
Support business development activities related to acquisition and divestitures
Co-lead Region business strategic cost management activities ensuring cost targets are achieved and appropriate level of rigor is applied to achieve sustainable cost save targets
Identify region and country trends, opportunities and threats leading to options for business action
Ensure that stakeholders fully understand the inherent risks and rewards, including the regulatory and tax implications, and assist in finding compliant solutions to support business growth
Drive and control the financial implications of the company’s strategic model to maximize returns and long-term financial sustainability

Finance Head Examples

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Finance Head Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of finance head. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for finance head
  • Solid knowledge of Sinosure and Chinese domestic banks/international banks involved in export finance transactions - maintain contact with banks in China with a view to gather market intelligence
  • Lead and manage the Business Development Finance Team
  • Acting as the finance point of contact for IBERIA Cluster, managing all financial requests and communicating these within the region
  • Preparing a summary financial package for review with the regional Finance Head
  • Acting as the finance point of contact for the EASTERN EUROPE Clusters, managing all financial requests and communicating these within the three Clusters and Region Europe
  • Representing finance on the three (3) EASTERN EUROPE Clusters
  • Develop and grow the finance team across the three (3) EASTERN EUROPE Clusters
  • Acting as the finance point of contact for Portugal, managing all financial requests and communicating these within the region
  • Representing finance on the Portugal management team (CLC)
  • As part of the Iberia Finance Team, leading and implementing change projects and contributing to the formulation of such programs
Qualifications for finance head
  • Chartered Accountant / Masters Degree in Business Management / Financial Management from leading international university
  • 10 years of experience in a relevant functional area
  • Lead the development of banking and finance events within FT Live globally with a focus on both FT brand our Financial Publishing division, working closely with the Global Head of Commercial
  • Sound knowledge of financial products, specifically fixed income and foreign exchange cash and derivative products, for their accounting, valuation, and risks
  • Experience of leading a large, multinational team line management across multiple geographies
  • Proven experience of business partnership and ability to work with other functions (sales, marketing, programming)
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Finance Head Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a finance head. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for finance head
  • Develop and grow the finance team across Iberia
  • Being the Finance Business Partner to the Chief Content & Creative Officer, VP International Acquisitions and Director Programming Operations, providing both financial and commercial support
  • Participating as member of the EMEA Finance management team
  • Serving as the Compliance subject matter Expert relating to the Finance, Operations, and other back-office areas for the firm's four U.S. broker-dealers and U.S. swap dealer
  • Acting as the finance point of contact for ANDEAN Cluster, managing all financial requests and communicating these within the region
  • Representing finance on the ANDEAN Cluster management team (CLC)
  • As part of the LATAM Finance Team, leading and implementing change projects and contributing to the formulation of such programs
  • Lead the accounting and operations functions guaranteeing the accuracy on to ensure monthly reporting is robust and the financial statements for the legal entities are timely and accurate
  • Develop and grow the finance team across ANDEAN Cluster
  • Acting as the finance point of contact for South Cone, managing all financial requests and communicating these within the region
Qualifications for finance head
  • Leading the investment team and directing appointed consultants and advisors in carrying out due diligence, including financial, legal and technical due diligence to assess investment risks prior to a transaction
  • Domestic and cross-boarder international investment, fund-raising, and working experiences is ideal
  • Well versed in international and domestic capital market operation, legal, and policies
  • Support Retail Director in to Create, coordinate, and evaluate Retail Business Performance in Meeting Objectives of the Company
  • Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations
  • Relationship with people in ECAs (especially European ECAs)
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Finance Head Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of finance head. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for finance head
  • Work with School & Academy Business Managers/Finance administration to ensure the production of monthly/ quarterly management accounts and produce timely, accurate and appropriate reports and financial forecasts
  • Performance Management, Training & Development – Managing or directly influencing several professionally qualified staff, assessing performance, aligning objectives and developing Finance team, to ensure right people in the right roles and to enable effective succession planning
  • Collecting and compiling the appropriate data for reporting the actual performance to the Division and to the Group headquarters
  • Supporting the local management with an effective, proactive and forward looking business controlling
  • Assisting to Country manager to lead the organization towards the profit oriented organization and be active to look for alternative business models
  • Performing and coordinating the business planning process and financial planning of the local affiliate and provide budget submission to the relevant IT systems
  • Monitoring and approving the profitability of customer projects with GDC
  • Leading a team of eleven professionals and serve as their role model
  • Drive implementation of global logistics standards and best practices
  • Improving the credit management system
Qualifications for finance head
  • University degree and qualified accountant, preferably with experience in Global MI reporting and planning, cost accounting
  • You will have excellent knowledge of regulatory and group reporting principles and good knowledge of accounting principles and their applications
  • Above 12 years working experience with at least 3 years on FP&A head position
  • Bachelor degree in Financial related area, MBA degree preferred, CPA, ACCA is big plus
  • Strong leadership and able to manage and develop team
  • Control balance sheets (JGAAP, IFRS) P&L and budgets
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Finance Head Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a finance head. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for finance head
  • Control costs related to GBS Poland Finance Team by managing the overall budget, monitoring savings objectives, reviewing financial analysis of all initiatives and investigating variances in forecasted expenses or usage
  • Business Decision Support - Analysis and support of initiatives, key issues or financial matters surrounding the business leaders (e.g., location strategy, cash flow management)
  • Change Management / Integration– Financial Reporting system and interfaces with Outsourced FSS or other external Financial systems
  • Reporting - Provide both half year and full year financial reports on all operating business units, subsidiaries and joint ventures in line with agreed timescales, standards and procedures
  • Performance Improvement - Seek improvements on both the short and long term performance measures for the Business
  • Risk Management – Ensure that planned activity is in line with our agreed Group Risk profile (‘Sustainable Profitable Growth’)
  • Governance & Controls - Advise, negotiate and resolve ongoing commercial contract disputes with both internal and external suppliers and partners
  • Review performance vs
  • Manage and report on the monthly forecasting cycle
  • Ensure the team is effectively providing Business Partner support in creating, making transparent and driving the business to achieving its financial goals
Qualifications for finance head
  • International background - ideally studying or working abroad
  • Well balanced personality and ability to work under pressure
  • Must be culturally flexible and speak English fluently
  • Knowledge of ERP systems required (SAP an advantage)
  • Strong research skills & knowledge of financial market systems Bloomberg, Thomson One
  • Good interpersonal/communication skills and able to multi-task and meet tight timelines
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Finance Head Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a finance head. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for finance head
  • Creating, improving, and maintaining long-term strategic finance models including market segment share analysis, P&L expectations, and cash flow analysis with sensitivities
  • O2C activities include Credit Management, Revenue Recognition, Cash Allocation, Month End Closing and Collections
  • P2P activities include Invoice Processing, Payments, Travel &Expenses, Purchase Order Processing and Month End Closing
  • Coordinate audit and compliance activities
  • Maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the immediate resolution of problems being responsive to future needs
  • Coordinate improvement programs with outsource service providers
  • Ensure effective employment/deployment of motivated and competent individuals and teams
  • Monitor and action to ensure that all KPI´s agreed with the countries in SLAs meet the targets defined
  • Timely and properly escalating and follow up all issues
  • Strong collaboration with the GPOs during country migrations and other improvement initiatives led by GPOs
Qualifications for finance head
  • Knowledge in Pharmaceutical industry is a plus
  • Preferably strong financial controlling, audit experience and accounting standards (IFRS, US GAAP )
  • Advanced degree in business, economics, or related field preferred English
  • Significant experience in budgeting and/or controlling positions
  • Experienced financial leader with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the discipline, and a minimum of 3 years’ in the role of finance lead or equivalent
  • Has held a diverse set of business roles within finance and other departments

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