Interim Head of Finance

Private Equity

Ref: NBO52301

Temporary & Contract
£120,000 - £150,000 depending on experience + bonus + benefits

Due to maternity leave, an opportunity exists for a Head of Finance for the next ten months. The successful candidate will report to the CFO and work very closely with the Deal, Legal and Operational functions as well as manage a team of two. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Accountant looking to work in a dynamic business in a broad and varied role.


Financial reporting 

  • Ownership of the year-end and quarterly reporting deliverables and timetable of the funds, subsidiary holding companies and corporate entities with accounts mainly produced under IFRS.
  • Managing, supporting, and reviewing the work of junior team members and administrators.
  • Liaising with the Deal team to ensure valuations are delivered by reporting deadlines.
  • Providing regular reports and information to the external finance providers.
  • Managing the year-end audit processes.
  • Attending board meetings.

Operational deliverables

  • Reviewing and authorising UK, Luxembourg, and branch-level payments.
  • Reviewing payroll, dividends, and expenses.
  • Services reviews including quality control of deliverables provided by external administrators.

Regulatory reporting

  • Managing and reviewing FCA returns.
  • Managing capital requirements.

Tax reporting        

  • Managing external tax advisers to ensure the fund and corporate tax returns they provide are reviewed and submitted on time.
  • Returns include corporate and VAT returns which have monthly, quarterly and annual deadlines.
  • Reviewing the work of junior team members in relation to the above.

Deal flows

  • Managing external administrators regarding drawdowns and distributions.
  • Monitoring release of information to investors via the reporting data room.
  • Reviewing board approvals of funds flows.


  • Chartered Accountant with 10+ years of PQE.
  • Previous experience of working in an investment firm (PE advantageous).
  • IFRS experience is advantageous.
  • Experience of regulatory reporting and FCA compliance.
  • Team player and strong people management skills.


To apply for this role, please use the Apply button, or alternatively, email your CV to Nikki Bowring: quoting reference NBO52301.

Please note that due to the expected volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. We are sorry, but if you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed organisations, private equity backed businesses and privately owned companies. We recruit across all sectors and have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe. For more information, please see

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