Established in 2016 Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries is a charitable community benefit society delivering cultural, heritage, learning and library services across Nottinghamshire. Their 600 staff deliver through 67 Inspire buildings, schools and community venues right across Nottinghamshire and Nottingham. Inspire staff are core to the success of the society; to work for Inspire is to work for a charity, membership body and social enterprise. They aim to be professional and friendly and have at their heart a passion for Inspiring people to read, learn and enjoy culture. Distinct Recruitment have been commissioned by Inspire to recruit a Chief Financial Officer, as a member of the Inspire leadership team the successful candidate will play a key role in leading and developing the organisation in delivering their vision. As Chief Financial Officer, working closely with CEO Peter Gaw, you'll take a lead role in ensuring all financial systems and processes are effective and fit for purpose, ensuring that the information you & your team provide is both accurate and aligned with supporting the organisation's strategic goals. It's assumed you'll be an accomplished people manager, taking the reigns of the established finance & business support team of 14 staff based at the head office in Nottingham. Key accountabilities of the role will include; Planning & organising the strategic financial planning & risk management across the organisation Effective management & deployment of all budgets Support the CEO with relevant information, including alerting toward potential compliance risks & opportunities Production of management & statutory accounts Leading the annual audit process and production of statutory accounts Work closely with a broad range of budget holders & external supplier / partners Management, support and development of the finance and business support team Advise the Finance & Audit committee and prepare reports & present to the Inspire board The successful candidate will be required to be a confident and credible communicator, at ease building relationships with a variety of internal & external stakeholders, from HMRC advisors to violin teachers & librarians. The ability to wear different hats according to your audience will also be crucial, high EQ and IQ levels will help to navigate your way through the broad and varied nature of this always interesting organisation. This role is being managed on an exclusive basis by Distinct Recruitment, any 3rd party applications will be handled by Distinct Recruitment. Shortlisting for this role will be on Friday 29th March with interviews taking place in the weeks following. For more information on this exciting opportunity and what it'll be like to join Inspire on their journey contact the exclusive campaign team, Alex Alcock, Louise Carling or Ian Hallam.