Finance Director

Part Time
Africa, Europe, Flexible, Nairobi, Netherlands, UK
Posted 1 month ago

 

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About Oxford HR

Oxford HR is an executive search and leadership consultancy business, specialising in ‘for purpose’ organisations globally. Although long established (in 1995), it changed ownership at the end of 2016 and has grown rapidly in the past few years, opening offices in Amsterdam, Nairobi and most recently Singapore, in addition to its core UK team in Oxford. Plans are in place to open a US office later this year with a feasibility study underway.

The main UK company has subsidiary companies in Nairobi and Singapore, and branch office status in Amsterdam. It now has around 75 staff and Associates working for it and projected fee income this year of around £4m. In the most recent financial year (April 2021 – March 2022) EBITDA was £340k on t/o of £2.5m. The business is privately owned by the current Group CEO and has plans in place to introduce an EMI scheme later this year. Culturally the business relies on a collegiate style, welcoming people with enormous expertise as Associates and on the staff team. The management structure is quite flat with high degrees of autonomy.

The Role

As Finance Director you will be ensuring that Oxford HR manages its rapid growth successfully through excellent financial planning and control. You will be advising the Group CEO and Senior Management Team on all aspects of the business in relation to its finances – including cashflow planning, international tax, employment contracts.

Our main finance function is currently outsourced and a primary function for you will be to assess and implement the appropriate strategy for the future – either in sourcing the team and building an effective inhouse team, or ensuring the outsourcing is fit for purpose and well managed.

You will be our inhouse expert for any financial issues and will be able to advise on the company’s direction in regard to compliance requirements and managing risks. You will be in charge of building and maintaining strong relationships with all necessary stakeholders, in particular working closely with the Group CEO to implement Oxford HR’s financial strategy across the regions. Your role is key to the contribution of Oxford HR’s growth and success.

Person Specification and Qualifications

  • Fully qualified Accountant with experience of a senior international financial role
  • Excellent commercial and business acumen
  • Exceptional communication skills at all levels
  • Strong IT skills, able to embrace new technologies
  • Ability to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision making

Personal attributes

  • An ambitious person with a drive to succeed.
  • Knowledge and interest of regional geopolitics and its key players and needs.
  • Being able to work independently and as an active team member.
  • Commitment to international development and ensuring gender and diversity representation.
  • Alignment with Oxford HR’s values.
  • Collaborative, diplomatic, pragmatic,
  • tactful, non-confrontational but able to get a point of view across.
  • Adept at dealing with sensitive and confidential issues.
  • Strong awareness and understanding of cultural and external issues that are likely to impact Oxford HR.
  • High levels of personal organisation, stamina and resilience.
  • Able to thrive in a growing and fast-paced environment.

 

Job Features

LocationUK – Oxford area or London, Amsterdam, Nairobi – home / hybrid working
SalaryA competitive package - commensurate with experience and dependant on location
Reporting toGroup CEO
Closing dateApplications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. We strongly encourage early applications

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Job Features

LocationUK – Oxford area or London, Amsterdam, Nairobi – home / hybrid working
SalaryA competitive package - commensurate with experience and dependant on location
Reporting toGroup CEO
Closing dateApplications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. We strongly encourage early applications

Apply Online

Maria Laguna
Maria Laguna

Operations Director

mlaguna@oxfordhr.co.uk