Interim Head of Finance

Posting Date: 12 November 2019

Location: Exeter, Devon, GB, EX2 5GF

Company: Babcock

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Head of Finance SF28746

12 month contract
Salary from £70,000 - £90,000

About the role

Here at Babcock International, we’re looking to recruit a Head of Finance on a 12 month contract to cover a maternity leave period.


You will join our Education business unit, who are the largest integrated service provider for education improvement and support services in the UK. Our mission is to improve outcomes for children and young people.


Key duties will include:


  • Provide a commercial and strategic overview and leadership to the finance department
  • Lead the development of the financial solution for growth opportunities. Work in conjunction with the Bid teams to create winning opportunities / bids. Review and approval of bids (within authority limits).
  • Use financial information to constructively challenge current and potential business activity in order to increase profits and improve efficiencies
  • Supervise, support and develop the finance teams, ensuring that the Exeter Hub provides high levels of service to all contracts
  • Ensure timeliness and accuracy of monthly management reporting. Prepare materials for monthly business reviews, and take ownership for actions
  • Deliver tight management and control of the balance sheet and working capital
  • Support and manage internal and external audit requirements, including ensuring timely resolution of audit findings and comments
  • Manage the finance integration of new contracts

What do I need to do the role?


  • ACCA, CIMA or ACA with minimum 5 years’ PQE
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Excellent MS Excel skills
  • Full UK Driving licence and access to vehicle



What else do I need to know?


  • Exeter based with some UK travel (likely West Midlands and South Coast)
  • 12 month maternity cover fixed term contract



About Babcock International
For more than a century, Babcock the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.


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