Head of Finance
8 - 10 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 firm with an ESG focus. Due to maternity leave a Head of Finance is being recruited for at least 8 -10 months. 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. 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.

What they are looking for
* Chartered Accountant with 10 years' or more PQE
* Private equity or investment industry (e.g. real estate investment) background with IFRS experience is essential
* Experience of taking ownership over the entire reporting cycle of entities
* Self-starter and a desire to work in a dynamic, small-team environment
* Ability to review both the technical detail and take a high-level commercial view
* Team player and strong people-management skills
* Experience of regulatory reporting and FCA compliance is useful but not essential

The Role
The successful candidate will report to the CFO/COO 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. The key aspects of the role are as follows:
Financial reporting
* Ownership of the year-end and quarterly reporting deliverables and timetable of the two funds, co-invest, subsidiary holding companies and corporate entities. Entities are predominantly located in Luxembourg, UK and Ireland with accounts mainly produced under IFRS.
* Managing, supporting and reviewing the work of junior team members and administrators
* Liaising with the deal team to ensure valuations are delivered by reporting deadlines
* Providing regular reports and information to the external finance providers
* Managing the year end audit processes
* Attending board meetings
Operational deliverables
* Reviewing and authorising UK, Luxembourg and branch-level payments
* Reviewing payroll, dividends and expenses
* Services reviews including quality control of deliverables provided by external administrators
Regulatory reporting
* Managing and reviewing FCA returns
* Managing capital requirements
* Reviewing Luxembourg AIFM-related reporting
Tax reporting
* Managing external tax advisers 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
Deal flows
* Managing external administrators regarding draw downs and distributions
* Monitoring release of information to investors via the reporting data room
* Reviewing board approvals of funds flows
Other workstreams
* Liaising with the external tax advisers to obtain ad hoc reports as required
* Ad hoc requesting including queries from investors, directors, administrators and colleagues
* Team appraisals