Head of Finance

About us

As one of Hull’s leading tech businesses, we develop critical software and infrastructure for the emergency services and public safety control rooms. Our innovative and dynamic solutions serve, protect and connect society.  

Our technology helps to save lives daily, across the world – That’s pretty cool right?

Here in the UK, our technology is used by 69% of the Police Forces and you’ll also find APD technology at the heart of both the London Underground and Gatwick Airport.

Further afield, we have customers in Sweden’s hospital and the Swedish Police, as well as in Ireland and Iceland. We also keep Dubai Airport, the world’s busiest international passenger airport connected.

When you join APD Communications, you’ll be part of something much bigger. From our offices in Hull, we operate as a business unit within Northgate Public Services (NPS), which is a wholly owned NEC Corporation subsidiary.

Being part of the NPS Safety Division, and the NEC Corporation, means you’re joining a worldwide team of over 100,000 operating in over 70 countries. We all share a passion for developing innovative public safety solutions that create a brighter world for us as global citizens – does this sound like you?

Our culture

You will be part of a fantastic team, based in Hull who really make a positive difference to the society that we live in. Life at APD is fast paced, we don’t stand still, we embrace changes in technology and the opportunities that those changes provide.

We employ ‘Geeks with Goals’, people who love what they do with a passion, that are committed to helping us grow and who truly care that they can make a difference.

The people in our teams are our best asset, so our workplace is empowering, encouraging and everyone has a voice that is listened to. We have a flexible, trusted and collaborative environment in which our people thrive in.

Head of Finance

To lead the Finance and Purchasing function. Provide financial support and guidance to the management team. To ensure that monthly preparation of management accounts and forecasts are prepared and distributed to the management team and board of directors. Working as part of the Management team to produce key financial updates for the business, on a timely accurate and reliable basis.

Are you a Finance Geek With A Goal?

The Finance G.W.A.G is a mathematician, a full-time number cruncher who's financial wizardry doesn’t stop – you’ll often see a Finance geek running a detailed financial forecast for their home spending, or setting their own financial target for their 2022 holiday.

You’ll be reporting to the Managing Director of APD Communications and you’ll be based in Hull with occasional travel to Hemel Hempstead Northgate office.

Your duties

  • Communication of monthly management accounts and forecasts for the business;

  •   Supervision of the work of the Finance team in the following;

  • Preparation of monthly accounts for the business including revenue and margin forecasts including liaison with project and sales managers to generate a two-way flow of timely, accurate and relevant project-related information

  • Overseeing the Management of the purchase and sales ledgers;

  • Overseeing the Cash Management, reporting and forecasting;

  • Overseeing the Management of the payroll including commissions and year-end returns.

  • Reconciliation of all, non-project costing, nominal ledger balance sheet account balances;

  • Reconciliation of all project-related nominal ledger balance sheet account balance

  • Ensuring completion of the various statistical returns for the business

  • Ensuring the timely preparation and submission of the quarterly VAT return

  • Preparation of the year-end audit pack and all supporting reconciliations and documentation

  • Engaging with the business managers to assess and improve the quality of the management information produced

  • Working with the management team in the annual budget-setting process;

  • Training and development of the Finance and Purchasing team

Skills and Experience

  • Professional qualification with a recognised body

  • Cooperative and constructive approach to cross team communication

  • Experience of leading teams

  • Experience in a financial lead role

Please note due to the awesome work we do with the emergency services all employees must go through police vetting; this means we cannot accept applicants that do not have the last 3 years continuous residency in the UK. We cannot offer visa sponsorship.