Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Clarendon Executive
GBP 100,000 - 125,000
Job description

Chief Operating Officer (COO) – Professional Services - Belfast

Our client is a highly successful professional services firm based in Belfast. This prestigious firm is actively recruiting for a dynamic and innovative Chief Operating Officer (COO) to join the leadership team and take on a strategic role to support the firm’s significant growth ambitions.

The COO will have overall responsibility for the finance function and will oversee all business activities of the firm – including HR, IT, Business Support, Marketing & Compliance, and the key focus of the role be to ensure synergy across the key business areas to support the overall growth of the firm.

Key Responsibilities:

·Actively assist with the direction and leadership of the Firm’s strategy

·Lead and align key business pillars to ensure annual objectives meet plans for growth.

·Evaluate and manage the performance of the business support functions and drive the improvement of operating procedures for optimal efficiency.

·Maintain ownership and strategic direction of the Firm’s management information environment, ensuring the integrity of information and prioritising development opportunities.

·Maintain overall responsibility for financial reporting, identifying, and addressing key risk areas.

·Oversee the working capital requirements of the Firm and drive a culture of lean working capital.

·Lead strategic projects, including the financial aspects, on an on-going basis.

·Drive commercial business decisions through effective and accurate information.

·Understand the quality assurance and risk management frameworks and drive compliance as appropriate.

·Lead and develop a team of managers across a range of functions to achieve business objectives.

·Liaise with departmental managers to develop & implement solutions (systems, processes, and people) needed to support current operations and expected growth.

·Work alongside departmental managers to develop appropriate budgets and manage performance against same.

·Build and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders, including banks, insurers, regulators, accountants as required.

·Represent the firm externally and raise the profile of business across the NI market and beyond as required.

Key Requirements:

·ACA or equivalent with experience of managing a finance team.

·Strategic thinker with experience of developing and delivering against business plans.

·Demonstrable evidence of delivering positive outcomes and driving improvement

·Significant experience in interpreting financial information and data analysis

·Strong people manager with the ability to build relationships internally and externally.

·Experience of managing multiple projects or departments to deliver against business objectives.

For a confidential chat about this opportunity contact Joanne Gordon at Clarendon Executive on

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