Director of Finance & Operations

Director of Finance & Operations

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  • Sector:

    Finance, Human Resources, Operations, Admin & Support

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  • Salary:

    £45k - 55k per year

  • Contact :

    Jason Jederon

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  • Contact phone:

    07388 949510

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  • Published:

    almost 2 years ago

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Harris Hill are excited to be working with a Scottish arts and education charity to identify they're next Director of Finance & Operations. This role is a hugely important role for the organisation as the position is a member of the senior management team and has overall responsibility for finance, operations and day to day operations.

Based in Edinburgh this organisation promote literacy through reading and writing programmes throughout Scotland.
The role has reports into the CEO and has supervisory responsibility for 6 staff members,

Key responsibilities
- Contributes to the development and delivery of the strategic business plan
- Leads on the development the financial strategy, policy, systems and controls
- Leads on financial planning, budgeting, analysis and reporting to SMT and the Board
- Lead on the charity's people strategy, taking responsibility for all HR related policies and practices, including performance management and staff development
- Lead the delivery of day to day HR services to managers and directors across the organisation through the line management and support of the HR Advisor
- Monitors and delivers compliance with relevant statutory, regulatory, accounting and legal requirements
- Acts as an ambassador, promoting the organisations work and reputation

Experience & skills
- CCAB qualified accountant or equivalent business and financial management experience (e.g. MBA)
- At least 5 years' experience at senior management level in a complex organisation including evidence of creating and delivering organisational strategy and policy
- Experience of leading in specialist professional areas with a proven ability to inspire confidence at all levels of the organisation
- At least 5 years working experience preparing and reporting on statutory and management accounts to Board Level
- Significant experience of taking responsibility a range of corporate services, such as office facilities, IT, HR and property
- Strong relationship building skills with the ability to build and develop relationships with colleagues and stakeholders
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively present at board level
- Considerable team leadership, line management and people development experience