Head of Finance - 12 month Maternity Cover

£120, 000 - £140,000 or day rate (dependant on experience) + completion bonus


The Company

An exciting opportunity to work in a the finance team in a wide ranging role within a fast-growing and fast moving, dynamic specialist Private Equity fund. The business and team is in a stage of rapid growth and is currently raising and investing a second fund. Due to maternity leave a Head of Finance is being recruited. The role focuses on managing the financial reporting of both the fund and corporate entities in the structure. Given the dynamic environment there will also be numerous ad hoc projects that you will be involved in.The successful candidate will report to the Chief Financial Officer and will have a team of two reporting to them. Given the Finance team is integrated with the rest of the business, the role involves liaising on a daily basis with the deal, legal and operational functions. Currently their is flexibility to work from home.

What they are looking for

  • Chartered Accountant with c 10 years' PQE
  • Private equity or investment background with IFRS experience
  • Experience of taking ownership over the entire reporting cycle of fund entities
  • Desire to work in a dynamic, small-team environment
  • Team player

There would be regular involvement in the following processes:

Financial reporting

  • Taking ownership of the year-end and quarterly reporting timetable of the two funds, subsidiary holding companies and corporate entities. These are predominantly produced under IFRS.
  • Reviewing the accounts produced by the UK, Mauritian and Irish entity administrators to ensure there are no material errors
  • Liaising with the auditors to ensure queries are efficiently responded to and sign off is provided in advance of the reporting deadlines
  • Liaising with the deal team to ensure valuations are compiled and reviewed by the deadline
  • Ensuring there are appropriate records to support the accounting
  • Reviewing the year-end board packs produced by the administrators
  • Attending year end board meetings
  • Providing regular and ad hoc reports and information to the external finance provider
  • Reviewing the work of junior team members in relation to the above

Tax reporting

  • Liaising with the external tax advisor to ensure the fund and corporate tax returns they provide are reviewed and submitted on time
  • Returns include corporate and VAT returns which have monthly, quarterly and annual deadlines
  • Reviewing the work of junior team members in relation to the above

Examples of ad hoc workstreams

  • Liaising with the external tax advisor to obtain tax transfer pricing reports as required
  • Producing resolutions to provide additional funding the fund holding companies. This involves compiling budgets and obtaining tax advice as required
  • Producing memos for the boards on various Finance updates
  • Dealing with queries from investors, directors, administrators and colleagues