Head of Finance

Coleraine | Permanent | Negotiable

Job Role: Head of Finance (rj/885/hof)

Base: Head Office, Coleraine

Contract: Full-Time Permanent

Hours of work: 40 per week (Monday to Friday)

Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum


Established in 1989; Rutledge Group is a leading Recruitment and Training agency; specialising in maximizing people potential. With a branch network of 15 offices across NI and ROI; we are a leading provider of vocational and corporate training; employment services; as well as specialists in generalist, healthcare and domiciliary care recruitment services.


The Role:

This excellent opportunity as head of finance is a blend of strategy and hands on ability, leading a motivated finance team. Based at our head offices, the Head of Finance will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer. You will have overall responsibility for providing excellent, timely, accurate and value added financial management across both accounting and operational finance.


The successful applicant will be responsible for modernising the financial function and contribute towards the financial planning and strategic growth of the company. The ideal candidate will be motivated and be able to operate at a strategic and operational level.


Your Profile:

  • You will be a fully qualified accountant, educated to Degree level who has maintained their ongoing professional development.
  • Demonstrable experience of online accounting systems maintenance and development
  • Experience of working in a commercial environment and demonstrating commercial acumen and judgment.
  • Up to date working knowledge of PAYE and other payroll requirements
  • Proficient IT skills
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal with the ability to influence key stakeholders throughout the organisation and work effectively with appropriate external bodies.


Key Responsibilities will include:

  • To oversee the production of the monthly management accounts
  • To utilise and maintain knowledge of PAYE and accounting and legal matters and to act as an expert advisor.
  • To prepare the company’s annual statutory accounts and liaise with the auditors.
  • To account for the organisation's property & investment portfolios.
  • To be responsible for and oversee the effective and appropriate financial input to all new bids and contracts.
  • To keep up to date with developments in accounting and management information systems and techniques.
  • To be continually looking for and raising ideas for continuous improvement across all areas of Finance and across the orignanisation


Our People:

Every job role is valued and respected within our Rutledge Team; and every single employee contributes to our success. If you enjoy working in a committed team; striving for excellence; have a positive attitude; with respect and integrity at the core of your work ethic; then you will fit right in.


Rutledge enjoys an excellent reputation as an employer and our ethos and working practices have allowed us to earn and retain Investors in People Status.


What you will enjoy:

There are many benefits to joining our company; not only will you develop your own personal skills and competencies from working alongside professionals in the industry; you will also enjoy;

  • Incremental Pay Scale
  • 30 days Leave increasing with length of service
  • Birthday Leave
  • Comprehensive Induction Programme
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Generous Healthcare Package
  • Opportunities for Training and Development

Ready to Talk?

If you are interested in joining the Rutledge team please forward an updated CV to careers@rutledgegroup.co.uk or send by post to Rutledge HR Department, 25-27 New Row, Coleraine, Co. Derry/L’Derry, BT52 1AD

Our HR Team are happy to take your call should you wish to discuss our vacancies in confidence on (028) 70352434

Closing date for all applications is 9.30am Friday 5th January 2018 

Rutledge is an equal opportunities employer

Apply Now

If you would like to be considered for a current opening with the company; please complete the following Application Form and upload below or forward by e-mail to careers@rutledgegroup.co.uk

Please refer to our Guidance Notes before completing.

A Monitoring Form should be submitted with each Application Form

RRT Application Form - 0716HR.docx

RRT Monitoring Form.docx

Guidance Notes -Rutledge Group.pdf

AccessNI Policy Statement- Iss2.pdf

Equal Opportunities Policy.pdf

Our HR Team are happy to take your call to discuss our current vacancies in confidence.

Call Bronagh or Catriona on (028) 70352434 or e-mail to careers@rutledgegroup.co.uk