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Chief Finance Officer

Reference: 21477


Belfast, County Antrim


£45000 - £55000

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Date Posted

25 October, 2023

We are seeking a proactive, engaging and ambitious finance professional for a newly created CFO role with a rapidly growing Belfast organisation.

The ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant offering 2+ years post-qualified experience with excellent leadership skills and a keen interest in working to streamline and implement improved processes, as well as developing key financial and business strategies for the continued growth of the organisation. Candidates who are qualified by experience are welcome to apply.

In leading the Finance function you will be responsible for:

  • Overall management of the Finance function including treasury management, account and investment reconciliations, preparation of management accounts, managing the Fixed Asset Register, preparation and delivery of all financial reporting internally and externally, and manage Bad Debt provisioning and adjustments.
  • Lead, develop and manage a team delivering the financial functions of the organisation.
  • You will play a key role in strategic business planning including forecasting and financial modelling for the organisation.
  • Accountable for all regulatory financial reporting
  • Ensure all necessary controls are in place in line with industry best practices and regulatory requirements.
  • Manage the organisations investments and associated risks.
  • Report directly to the CEO ensuring overall financial soundness of the organisation and working closely to ensure strong business planning from a finance perspective.
  • Attend board and committee meetings and present key financial information in a confident manner.  

You will stand out if you can offer:

  • 2+ years in managing a team of direct and indirect reports.
  • Strong experience in management or financial accounting. 
  • Experience in implementing and improving internal financial processes and controls.
  • Proven ability to develop and motivate staff.
  • Excellent leadership skills and an ability to manage resistance in a changing environment.
  • Experience in managing investments for a large organisation.
  • Experience in M&A or within the financial services industry.
  • Interest in CSR, community improvement and involvement in local social enterprise would be beneficial.

This organisation operates at the heart of communities across the greater Belfast area. In securing this new role you will have the opportunity to influence real visible social and economic change in these communities.

If you are interested in learning more about this new opportunity, please get in touch with Catherine at Abacus Careers today or submit your application online.

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
The team at Abacus manages a range of permanent and contract positions throughout Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. If you are experienced and/or professionally qualified we can support your job search.
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