Head of Finance

43820.00 - 50448.00 GBP Annual + GBP43820 - GBP50448/annum
09 Oct 2017
23 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
One of the UKs leading childrens charities, supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged children and their families for 150 years is seeking a Head of Finance based in its Rushden to join its expanding team.

The clients mission is to improve the lives of families and children who are struggling to cope and to give every child the opportunity of a hope-filled life.

As the Head of Finance, your duties will be to:
• Provide quality financial reporting and advice.
• Produce financial reports, budgets, projections, advice and analysis for discussion and approval of the Chief Operating Officer.
• Provide effective information and analysis to meet the needs of the Trustees, managers and external partners/ funders.
• Oversee the production of the monthly management accounts to an agreed timetable and provide in a format that is informative and helpful.
• Work in conjunction with the team to ensure the accuracy of the nominal ledger accounts and other financial records.
• Offer advice and explanations to managers and liaise with them and the team to ensure all necessary adjustments are incorporated into the accounts.
• Take overall responsibility for the quality of service delivered by the central team and to be an effective business partner within the organisation.
• Ensure compliance with relevant statutory regulations.
• Utilise and maintain knowledge of PAYE and accounting and legal matters and to act as an expert advisor.
• To prepare the charity's annual statutory accounts and liaise with the auditors.
• Play a key role in the ongoing development of the online financial systems.
• Monitor cash flow, transferring funds as appropriate and supervising payment runs. To act as a cheque signatory to the main bank account.
• To be personally responsible for an agreed portfolio of contracts and bids , working closely with the relevant service and fundraising team.
• To carry out ad hoc investigations and reports for managers and for yearend accounts purposes.

To be a successful Head of Finance you will have the following skills and experience:
• Qualified accountant (ACA or CIMA)
• Demonstrable and substantial experience of working as a senior finance professional within a sizeable and complex organisation, including responsibility for preparing final accounts for audit, budgets and financial reports.
• Significant experience of managing a team and managing through a time of change
• Significant experience of advising non specialists in financial management
• Demonstrable experience of managing the payroll function
• Demonstrable experience of online accounting systems maintenance and development
• Preferably some experience of the voluntary sector
• Experience of preparing charity accounts and financial returns to funders
• Preferably some experience of internal audit work
• Preferably some experience of Treasury Management
• Experience of working in a commercial environment and demonstrating commercial acumen and judgement.

In return, the Head of Finance will receive a salary of GBP43,820 - GBP50,448 per annum.

The first stage of the application process is to apply online.

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