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Chief Financial Officer

Hays Risk & Compliance

Carlsbad, California 92008
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Job Details

Major financial services organisation requires a commercially astute qualified Accountant with 8 to 10 years post qualification experience in a financial services environment.

Specific responsibilities will include:

Working with other senior managers within the business, the job holder will provide recommendations on financial strategies, plans and targets.
Provide finance and commercial analysis and insight into business cases to ensure that these are undertaken on a sound financial basis and are in line with financial and profitability targets of the business.
Work with senior managers across the business to develop and implement excellent financial management practise to ensure that cost and other financial objectives are met.
Work with the Head of Finance and other senior managers in the business to ensure that the financial management of the operation is in line with the overall Group financial strategy and standards.
Provide expert advice and make recommendations on specific queries posed in respect of new ventures/initiatives across the business.
Project management of Finance projects within the business.
Annually produce and sign off the 10 year IFRS business plan and the quarterly production of the IFRS forecast.
Obtain and challenge inputs and assumptions received from Profitability Improvement, Sales, Marketing, Change, Commercial and Compliance to ensure that these are robust and achievable.
Monitor the accuracy of business performance against plan/forecast to ensure that this is in line with the overall financial and business objectives.
The job holder will support and participate in the process of challenging MI, the Financial Business Plan and Re-forecasts and assist in the finalisation of such financial information.


To be considered for this exciting opportunity you will be:

Qualified Accountant with 8 to 10 years post qualification experience in a financial services environment.
Extensive proven track record of post qualification experience within a complex environment where commercial understanding is as important as good financial management practise.
Relationship management skills with the ability to influence at Director level.
Understanding of strategic/business issues.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to interpret, analyse data and bring own judgement to specific facts.

About Hays

Hays is a global leader in specialist recruitment, placing professional candidates in permanent, temporary and interim positions. With over 7,753 staff in 376 offices across 25 countries, last year we placed over 40,000 people in permanent jobs, and each week we place almost the same number in temporary assignments.

The UK’s largest listed recruitment group

Hays is the largest publicly listed recruitment group in the UK, and is a FTSE 250 support services listed company. The table below illustrates the key financial results.

About Hays
Year ended 30 June20062005Growth
Net fees£538.2m£470.6m+14%
Operating Profit (In £'s million)£193.0m£166.2m+16%
Group Profit before Tax (In £'s million)£192.5m£167.7m+15%
Dividend per share (pence)4.35p3.40p+28%
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