Business & Finance Director

Business & Finance Director

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  • Sector:

    Directors & CEOs, Finance

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  • Salary:

    £50k - 55k per year

  • Contact :

    Simon Bascombe

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7311

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Harris Hill is recruiting for a Director of Finance and Business for this Well-Established Charity based in Birmingham

The position: Reports directly to the CEO and part of the Senior Leadership Team

Direct Reports: 2 x finance admin and 1 x IT

Location: Birmingham (with option of remote working)

Hours: 4 or 5 days a week

FTE salary: 50,000pa to 55,000pa

Person Spec

  • Qualified accountant (CCAB/CIMA/ACCA) - essential
  • At least 5 years experience as an accountant
  • At least 3 years senior leadership experience
  • Experience in registered charity or health & social care (essential)
  • At least 2 years experience of working at board level
  • Proven track record of facilitating growth and development
  • Proven track record of facilitating change and continuous improvement
  • Proven track record of successfully implementing new IT systems
  • Good understanding of IT systems including SAGE (or equivalent finance systems) and Salesforce (or equivalent CRM system)

Job purpose & Business

  • Act as Company Secretary supporting trustees to ensure all legal and statutory compliance with Charitable Articles and Charity Commission requirements
  • Oversight of all HR including recruitment, resource planning, pay & rewards, and Health and safety (with support from out-sourced HR support) and supporting and motivating staff team
  • Oversight and continuous improvement of IT (and data) systems (with support from out-sourced IT support) to ensure efficient and effective workflow across the organisation
  • As business manager lead on risk management and KPI dashboard reporting to trustees and deputise for CEO on internal matters as required

Job purpose & Finance

  • You will provide Strategic Financial Leadership through strategic planning and robust reporting to ensure financially sustainability and facilitate growth of the organisation in order to maximise impact in line with charitable objectives
  • Company secretary and oversight of HR, IT & H&S
  • Financial oversight & leadership
  • Provide robust financial information to inform and improve operational management and decision making to further the charities objectives
  • Ensure financial sustainability of the charity and facilitate growth and development to further charitable aims
  • Ensuring appropriate financial probity and controls in place
  • Financial planning including budgeting and forecasting
  • Financial reporting including monthly management accounts so Directors and Trustees understand the financial health of the organisation
  • Financial compliance including with HMRC and Charity Commission
  • Facilitating Finance Sub Committee of the board in coordination with Treasurer
  • Support Chair of FSC in providing assurance to the Trustees in relation to financial strategy, performance and financial sustainability
  • Effective management of financial risks as part of organisational approach to risk management
  • Oversee and be responsible for the preparation and submission of all statutory
  • Financial accounts and returns
  • Ensure effective Payroll function and Pension scheme
  • Effective procurement procedures to ensure services are best value for money