Head of Finance

Michael Page
250.00 - 350.00 GBP Daily
17 May 2017
25 May 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

The key responsibilities of the role involve maintaining a strong control environment and ensure timely and accurate monthly reporting. The candidate will also lead on statutory reporting throughout the year and at year end. In addition, the role involves leading on tax and VAT matter across all geographies, oversee forecasting and budgeting and cash management across the group, including managing foreign exchange.

Client Details

Our client's focus is changing the food and energy systems, which are vital in delivering a sustainable future. We also work in other sectors such as shipping, finance and digital technology. Through changing these systems, in the 130 organisations around the world, this sustainability NGO create the powerful coalitions and collaborations needed to resolve the complex problems that get in the way of creating a sustainable future.


This role will involve:

  • Oversight of accurate and complete input of all financial transactions into the accounting system for all geographies ensuring that accurate financial is available
  • Ensure all offices comply with local tax and other regulatory requirements and are satisfactorily supported
  • Implementation of robust financial controls to ensure accounting records are complete and accurate and to prevent errors and fraud, and comply with statutory requirements
  • Production of timely project reporting including consolidated management accounts and group reports, cash flow forecasts, balance sheet, reserves and working capital position
  • To ensure an accurate and complete monthly payroll in all geographies, ensuring that all relevant entries to the accounting system
  • Lead on preparation for all annual audits and liaison with audit teams; consolidation of group statutory accounts; contribute to preparation of the annual report. Ensure that Forum meets statutory and UK SORP requirements and comply with financial and audit requirements for any restricted grants
  • To charge recover and record the correct amounts of VAT and complete quarterly returns in the UK; to ensure that the equivalent is taking place in other geographies
  • Supervision of the Finance team
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of the International Resources team, to Forum as a whole and to own personal development


Capabilities required:

  • Qualified accountant
  • Experienced manager
  • Excellent financial accounting skills
  • Excellent excel skills
  • Charity experience desirable
  • Commercially minded with experience of a consultancy type business model also desirable
  • Can - do, positive attitude

Job Offer

250-350/day rate.