Head of Finance in East London, London, UK

Employer: Olli Group

Location: East London, London, UK


Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per annum

Olli Group is a property and construction company, based in Canning Town, who are looking for an experienced Head of Finance with construction industry experience.

As Head of Finance, the candidate will report directly to the CEO, and will be responsible for all company financial matters.

The CEO is constantly looking for new investment opportunities hence needs someone who is able to assist in assessment of new ventures and manage cash flows.

An excellent understanding of the construction industry and knowledge about financial management within this industry is essential.

Salary: up to £60,000 depending on experience. Working hrs.: 9am -5pm. 25 days of annual leave.

Overall objectives:

  • To develop and maintain the financial reporting, systems, controls and report to the CEO on performance, financial forecasting and cash flow.

  • To lead all financial activities of the business, providing a strong financial direction.

  • To use strong communication skills to inform the CEO and facilitate efficient & effective decision making.


Taking full responsibility for the finance function, including;

  • Implementing, preparing and maintaining budgets and forecasts and continuous monitoring and reporting of KPIs and variances for the Board.

  • Preparing monthly management accounts, with commentary for the Board.

  • Managing year-end audit process and production of statutory accounts with the company’s auditors.

  • Management and control of all projects performances: project forecasting, project billing, payments, cost control, profit margins and WIP.

  • Financial modelling: budgeting, forecasting, fee proposals for tenders, various project analyses.

  • Developing and maintaining strong relations with various stakeholders: Clients, Suppliers, Bank manager and Auditors.

  • Partnering with the operational team to contribute towards a continuous improvement.

  • Ensuring that accounting policies and procedures follow best practice and comply with relevant accounting standards.

  • Pro-actively managing credit control and supplier payments.

  • Sage accounting: Bank reconciliations, Vat returns, PAYE returns.

  • Taking responsibility for payroll and associated PAYE and pension’s compliance.

  • Managing tax affairs and HMRC compliance, in conjunction with the company’s auditors, including Corporation Tax returns and VAT.

  • Managing and developing a small Finance Team.

  • Experience in making change/improvements and not settling for the status quo.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A qualified accountant or QBE with significant experience in construction industry.

  • Minimum five years of experience in similar role.

  • Knowledge of Sage 50 and Sage Payroll desirable.

  • An up to date working knowledge of IT systems.

  • Excellent interpersonal and presentational skills, including the ability to work closely and communicate clearly with both financial and non-financial people.

  • Commercial acumen essential.

  • A high level of energy and enthusiasm and a "can do" attitude.

Required Skills:

Budgeting Construction Industry Finance Function Financial Forecasting Financial Reporting

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