Head Of Finance

Hilda Rudbo
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  • Solid background in Senior Finance Management (5Years +)
  • High degree of commercial awareness
  • Qualified accountant (ACA / CIMA / ACCA)
The Head of Finance will be the financial lead overseeing P&L budget achievement, financial planning, investment appraisal and commercial insight.

To be successful in the role you must be driven and quick to understand commercial drivers that support the  business. We are looking for a strategic mind-set that can act as a key member of the both the Management Team as well as the Senior Finance Leadership team.

Executive Management

• Serve as a member of Interactive Management Team; Providing support to the business with achieving budget results, management reporting, financial planning, commercial decision making and investment appraisals
• Serve as a member of Senior Finance Leadership team supporting FD with a collaborative approach to on-going development and implementation of Group Finance Strategy.

• Act as a true business partner, assess organisational performance against the annual budget, forecasts and company’s long-term strategy.
• Provide critical financial and operational information to the Interactive Senior Management Team and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations in light of budget, targets & KPIs.
• Work with MD and senior team on to provide periodic forecasts to UK Group
• Develop & monitor performance against 3 Year Business Plan targets
• Support investment appraisal activity in new markets, products and channel activities
• Support on-going M&A activity.
• Development & management of key relationships with payment providers

Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis
• Responsible for integrity of periodic management accounts provided by Shared Services finance team. Collaborative review of figures with shared services team to ensure true and fair view of performance is reflected.
• Responsible for monthly trading reporting and any associated follow-up with stakeholders to provide explanations of deviations from expectations
• Responsible for on-going developments to reporting to ensure true understanding of cost base for all stake-holders
• Deliver user friendly financial forecasts & weekly/ monthly/ annual reports bespoke for Executives & Department Heads as required.
• Responsible for process, development and preparation of annual budget, along with on-going review of forecasts and costs management to fulfil company’s strategic plans.
• Have the ability to digest large amounts of data and translate into information for action.

Accounting & Financing
• Responsible for timely and accurate Monthly Closing Procedures, while taking ownership of its development with objective to improve pace and limit risk
• Accountable for establishment of necessary internal controls, such as payment/systems reconciliations
• Contribute to Annual Reports and tax declaration as needed
• Challenge the way we do business to reduce costs and improve profitability
• Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed
• Accountable for fraud controls and risk mitigation (in collaboration with Financial Control team and Compliance Team)
• Work with key stake-holders to capture accurate accruals and valuations
• Responsible for communication of Financial policies and procedures

Team relationships
• Understand and work within the Values Structure
• Responsible for communication of Financial policies and procedures
• Work collaboratively with Financial Control/Shared Services team to ensure best practice 3rd party payments processes, billing processes and accurate reporting.
• Work closely with Finance Change and IT teams in relation to getting best service and commercial terms for payment solutions & developments.
• Work in close collaboration with Business Intelligence Team to ensure alignment and effective use of resource
• Liaise with senior managers (such as Head of Casino Operations & Marketing Director) to provide commercial insight

• Solid background in Senior Finance Management (5Years +)
• Demonstrable Business Partnering Skills

Skills & Qualifications
• Educated to degree level or equivalent
• Qualified accountant (ACA / CIMA / ACCA)
• Has ideally worked within the online/ mobile gaming sector
• Friendly, collaborative approach
• Ability to be resilient and deliver under pressure
• Ability to prioritise and work in a structured, targeted and focused way
• Ability to make decisions, identify issues and solve problems efficiently
• High degree of commercial awareness
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