Head of Finance Job Description

A head of finance is a person who manages, controls, and oversees all financial activities and strategies of a company.

A head of finance is responsible for managing, supervising, and directing financial activities, as well as maintaining a budget.

In addition, the head of finance often audits the company's financial statements.

The head of finance is also known as the chief financial officer (CFO) or controller.

Updated on:     
October 17, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for an experienced Head of Finance to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in financial management and be able to provide leadership and direction to our finance team. If you are a motivated individual with a passion for finance, we want to hear from you!

Head of Finance Duties:

  • Form a budget, make financial decisions, and allocate resources in accordance with an organization’s policies and procedures
  • Supervise other finance and accounting professionals
  • Maintain detailed records for financial analysis
  • Stay abreast of current regulations, tax laws, and accounting practices
  • Provide training to new and existing team members
  • Oversee periodic analytical and reporting activities
  • Advise the General Manager on financial management matters

Head of Finance Responsibilities:

  • Manage the monthly and yearly financial statements and budgets, including monthly and quarterly forecasting and variance analysis
  • Monitor the financial health of properties to ensure profitability and compliance with budget targets
  • Update property records for existing and potential new tenants
  • Analyze and interpret financial data to prepare reports, financial statements, and presentations
  • Prepare schedules, budgets, and forecasts
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in property management, accounting, or related field
  • Knowledge of property management accounting procedures, legal requirements, and capital markets
  • Familiar with accounting software packages, including Excel
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with property management information systems
  • Experience with Excel (financial projections and forecasting)
  • Experience with Word (financial projections and forecasting)

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2+ years’ experience in finance or accounting
  • Strong understanding of core financial concepts
  • Experience in financial planning and analysis
  • Demonstrated success in financial modeling, budgeting, and cost control
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

At [Company Name], we value diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are equal opportunity employers, and we're committed to building a team that reflects a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, nationalities, genders, , , and ages.