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Job title:Head of Finance

Department:Senior Managers Team

Line management responsibilities:Payroll and Accounts Executives

Reports to:Managing Director and working closely with the outsourced Finance Director. Works closely with the Senior Management Team.

Hours:Full time, normally Monday to Friday but with some weekend working to provide senior management cover for the site.

The Finance Department at The Lost Gardens of Heligan holds an important role in the smooth running and integrity of the business. The team is an experienced, supportive department comprising of a Payroll Administrator and an Accounts Administrator. While the finance department in some businesses might be ‘backstage’ at Heligan we are looking for a Head of Finance who is excited to be part of a wider team delivering an award-winning Visitor Experience at our much-loved gardens.

About the Senior Management Team at Heligan

The Head of Finance will be a key role within the Senior Management Team at The Lost Gardens of Heligan. They will join the department leads from Retail, Gardens and Estate, Maintenance, Visitor Experience and Marketing and together form the Senior Management Team. This team has a responsibility for the implementation of the business’s strategy under the Board of Directors, and is also responsible for the senior level of duty management. To this end we are looking for a proactive, practical individual who is confident delivering on-site support and customer service to our visitors, and the wider duty management team. Full training will be given in this area, so past experience is helpful but not essential.

As we continue our sustainable journey we are committed to monitoring and improving our impact on the environment. This role will be required to collate data and reporting and circulate to other areas of the business in order to facilitate this

Principal purpose of role

  1. Lead the day-to-day operation of the Finance team, processes and systems to ensure compliance and to provide an effective, professional and co-ordinated service to Heligan and other group companies (one trading and two holding).
  2. Provide management information, management accounts and year end procedures on a timely and regular basis.
  3. As a member of the Senior Management Team to (jointly) lead on the execution of our strategic objectives across the business.

Area of responsibility/tasks Day-to-day operation and people management:

  • Management of all Finance staff to ensure a high performing team.
  • Oversee the payroll function, purchase ledger and credit control.
  • Preparation of VAT returns.

To learn more about this role and to apply,please visit the careers pages of our website to download our Head of Finance recruitment pack.

Closing date: Friday 5 th January.

Provisional interview date:Friday 12 th January.

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