Head of Finance / Finance Director

Lloyd Barnes Accountancy Recruitment
Langford, UK
07 Dec 2018
05 Dec 2018
Job Role
Finance Director
Contract Type
Our client is looking to appoint a Head of Finance / Finance Director to work closely with the CEO and the Executive Management Team to undertake all aspects of financial planning and management, including reporting and development of internal controls and policies. You will be a fully qualified accountant, ideally with a minimum of 3 years' experience in a senior finance role, have a strong commercial focus and a thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures. Experience and understanding of charitable accounting and VAT is desirable, along with the capability of managing and leading the finance and IT teams, including the Senior Accountant and the IT Manager. Strong Excel and IT systems skills are essential. In return you will be offered an excellent benefits package including an Unlimited Membership, pension contribution, up to 33 days annual leave, Occupational Sickness Scheme, CPD opportunities and Employee Benefit Schemes that include a Cycle Scheme, Childcare Vouchers and Health Cash Plan. Specific duties will include, but not be limited to: Contributing to the Trust's business development strategies Provision of rolling financial forecasts including cashflow and balance sheet Annual trading and capex budgets and longer-term projections Monthly management accounts and KPI reports Monitoring and reporting of above to CEO, Board and senior management Management and delivery of the day to day financial support service Statutory annual and quarterly accounts, VAT returns, etc. Payroll and pensions administration Memberships administration, including Direct Debits Management and development of Finance Team Oversee ICT function and systems through the IT Manager Maintenance of Finance & IT Risk Register and Disaster Recovery Plan, GDPR compliance records, PCI compliance & Cyber accreditation Essential attributes: Qualified Accountant (ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) Demonstrated ability to prepare and present accurate and timely financial statements and comprehensive commentary in accordance with relevant regulations and legislation A proven ability to implement and monitor highly effective and efficient financial controls Ability to demonstrate a business focus and commercially minded approach to managing a large charitable organisation Knowledge of legislation affecting payment of salaries, pensions and provision of benefits Experience of negotiating contractual agreements & writing tenders A strong track record of leading a team of financial professionals and colleagues A strong understanding of IT and its potential for the organisation High integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance The ability to drive forward change often in very challenging circumstances Full driving license & own transport Desirable attributes: Minimum 3 years in a senior, strategic & commercial finance role Experience and understanding of charitable accounting and VAT Knowledge and experience of the non-profit/community benefit society sector and accounting for a charity would be preferred Experience of digital transformation within an organisation