Head of Finance

5 days left

40000.00 - 40000.00 GBP Annual + GBP40000/annum pension
01 Sep 2017
29 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Are you a looking for a new role that offers seniority within the business and participate fully in the operational decision making processes and have an actual impact on the direction of your company? Then please continue reading.

I am looking to recruit a Head of Finance to join hard working and fun cultured charity based company . Reporting directly in to the CEO, as an active and a heavily influential member of the decision making process for the company while ensuring the finance department is run effectively and efficiently and supports all departments with in the business.

Main Responsibilities:

* To produce monthly management accounts for the whole organisation within agreed timescales.
* Preparation of annual statutory accounts for the company and liaison with auditors.
* Financial forecasting to support business strategic planning.
* To make sure that all monies are banked in accordance with policy & procedures.
* Ensure Gift Aid claims are accurate and timely.
* Manage all bank account related matters and ensure bank accounts are reconciled.
* Work closely with the auditors to ensure the annual audit is completed in a timely and accurate fashion.

* In conjunction with the Chief Executive ensure that a budget process is in place and budgets are presented in a timely and accurate manner initially to the Finance & Income Generation Sub Group and subsequently to the Board.
* Ensure all correspondence and documents are dealt with appropriately and payments to all parties are made on time
* Liaising with the Income Generation Departments to ensure that the Raisers Edge fundraising database system supports the companies fundraising activities, whilst retaining the integrity of the financial information recorded. .
* Finding suitable places to deposit cash to achieve best return at the lowest risk in conjunction with Finance Committee members.
* Preparation of the quarterly VAT return is properly accounted for and that a tax efficient approach is taken to all aspects of the organisation's operations.
* Providing financial expertise to support the development of funding bids and to support new service design.
* Restricted fund accounting, including preparation of regular monitoring reports to meet the needs of funders
* Developing and regularly updating finance policies and procedures
* Complete the administration of legacies, report to the Board and provide alerts for contentious estate issues
* Continuous development of financial controls and procedures to ensure efficient use of resources and integrity of accounting records, and to support the changing needs of the organisation

* To carry out regular reviews with all staff to ensure that agreed objectives are being monitored
* Carry out annual appraisals with all staff within the Finance department.
* Adopt a positive and reflective approach to personal and professional development, participating constructively in an annual performance review.
* Ensuring that finance staff access the training necessary to enable them to perform to the appropriate standards, and taking ownership and accountability for own on-going professional registration and continuing professional development.
* To ensure that all staff within the Finance Department achieve their objectives
* Ensuring effective management of and support for volunteers working within the Finance Team

Skills required:

* Essential:
Ability to lead teams through change
* Use of computerised accounting packages and spread sheets for financial reporting, financial management, payroll processing and performance monitoring
* Budget preparation and communicating financial information to non-accountants
* Statutory accounts preparation for limited companies, including consolidated financial statements
* A dynamic, dedicated and enthusiastic individual with the ability to motivate others to achieve their best
* Excellent communication skills
* Proven ability to work to deadlines to deliver agreed outcomes
* Able to work under own initiative and to prioritise workload effectively
* Track record of improving financial systems and procedures
* Skilled in data analysis and presentation
* Sees tasks through to completion and takes responsibility for identifying and implementing solutions
* Focussed and driven to achieve business results
* Enjoys building relationships, sharing expertise with other professionals, sharing knowledge within the team and developing staff to achieve their potential

Experience of planning and financial forecasting

The Benefits;

" Competitive Salary + pension contribution, award winning Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For 2017,
" Staff benefits including car parking and health care
" Pension scheme

If you consider yourself to be a dedicated, motivated individual, who has the relevant skillset then we would be pleased to hear from you. Please apply online or contact James Oliver on for more information, or email me

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