Head of Business Systems (Interim) – Finance/ERP
Remote/South West
Inside IR35

Our client is a prominent South West based business and they have an Interim need for a Head of Business Systems until a permanent candidate is appointed. This role will be to quickly pick up several key projects underway and oversee and mentor 6 Direct Reports and a broader Team of 25 which will grow to 35.

The key systems that they work with and have projects for are; ERP (SaaS), Dynamics CRM, HR and there is also an Integrations team too.

The most important area currently though is Finance and ERP so as a Head of Business Systems will need experience with projects in this area. An Accounting background would be highly desirable to work closely with the CFO as the main stakeholder, but Finance Systems/ERP is the most important. Stakeholder management is also key, setting and managing expectations on projects with a value ranging from £500k to £2m and overseeing suppliers and teams delivering.

Skills and Experience:

  • An experienced Head of Business Systems/Business Systems Manager or IT Manager/Head of IT with a strong focus on business systems.

  • Strong stakeholder management experience.

  • Ability to pick up relationships quickly to manage and oversee direct reports and get to grips with projects quickly

  • Finance System management including ERP covering all key Finance areas such as SC, AP, AP, Expenses and so on.

  • Experience of Integrating Systems highly desirable.

  • Experience of CRM highly desirable – Dynamics preferred

  • Any HR system experience nice to have

  • Projects with power automate and/or Microsoft Co-Pilot nice to have

  • Working for a Higher Education organisation is also a bonus

This role is inside IR35 and will require on site visits 1-2 times per month and ad hoc for purposeful meetings.