Director of Finance & Resources

Director of Finance & Resources

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  • Sector:

    Directors & CEOs, Finance

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  • Salary:

    £58k - 60k per year

  • Contact :

    Simon Bascombe

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7311

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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Harris Hill is recruiting for a Director of Finance and Operations for this international development charity based in London

Reporting to: Executive Director
Salary: c£60,000pa
Flexible Working: Hybrid working
Management: Leading a team of 5

About the role

Monitoring our complex budgets is key to maintaining a clear grasp of our expenditure and income related to restricted and unrestricted budgets. Ensuring systems for recording income and producing clear and accurate management information for budget holders and for presentation to our Council of Management is a vital part of this role.

In addition to Finance systems, you will ensure we maintain exemplary HR systems. You will be expected to draft HR policy and maintain up to date knowledge and best HR practice throughout the organisation.

Oversee the financial operations of the organisation, that is: -
- Maintain accurate and up to date financial, including preparing quarterly management accounts and annual statutory financial accounts.
- Assist the Senior Management Team (SMT) in preparing business and operational plans, managing the charity's funds to their best advantage.
- Prepare annual budgets and monitor cash flow projections based on the business and operational plans
- Monitor and control all expenditure (including projects) within budget
- Produce regular (normally quarterly) management accounts, including budget variances and agreed performance indicators
- Supervise payroll preparation (~20 staff)
- Advise on the preparation of project applications and budgets
- Prepare annual statutory accounts, liaising with the Treasurer as required

- Provide the organisation with an HR function that enables the charity to fully comply with HR regulation.
- Assist the Executive Director with updating of the Staff Handbook and Conditions, in particular to ensure compliance with the law regarding Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities, Recruitment etc.

- Maintain the risk register, and liaise with the Executive Director and the Finance and Resources Committee regarding periodic reviews and updates
- Assume overall responsibility for Health and Safety matters and ensure that suitable health and safety policies and procedures are in place.
- Ensure that internal systems for storing information about staff and other stakeholders are compliant with GDPR and other regulations

Information Technology:
- In conjunction with the charity's IT external support ensure the integrity and security of the IT resource, including back-up procedures and compliance with software licensing requirements,

- Substantive or proven Director level experience of at least three years' experience in finance
- management in UK environment
- Relevant accountancy qualifications or appropriate experience
- At least three years' experience in charity accounts