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Finance Director

Job description

Harris Hill are partnering with Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) in their search for a Finance Director. The role is on a part-time (3 days per week), 2-year fixed term contract basis. Reporting directly to the Secretary-General, you will be responsible for the financial management, business analysis and reporting of the CPA, ensuring ongoing viability and a secure financial future in line with the organisation’s Not-for-Profit status, mission and values.

Please note, hybrid working is available.

Additionally, please note the salary on offer is the FTE.

As Finance Director, you will:
- Act as strategic financial adviser to the Secretary-General, Hon. Treasurer, Executive Committee and the Audit Subcommittee particularly on issues relating to financial and investment strategy, financial planning, risk and management reporting
- Oversee the financial management and performance of the CPA including through the conception and delivery of an appropriate Financial Strategy, financial modelling and forecasts around growth for the Association
- Maintain full compliance with Charity Commission reporting requirements, including the preparation of the annual accounts for audit sign-off and approval by the Board of Trustees of both the Charity and a new Not-for-Profit Association
- Oversee effective delivery of all finance and resources functions, including accounting, corporate finance and budgeting, payroll, and financial compliance
- Support the Financial Accountant by overseeing the monitoring, evaluation and reporting of financial performance via the provision of management information, including management accounts, key performance indicators and rolling forecasts
- Lead a small team of 2 staff (Financial Accountant and Finance Officer)
- Lead in the encouragement, development and implementation of a fundraising strategy with a focus on income growth and diversification to secure sustainable multi-year funding

The successful applicant will:
- Have significant demonstrable experience in finance within the charity sector, in a similar role
- Be fully qualified (hold a Professional Chartered Accountancy Qualification)
- Have experience in the overseeing of the management of investment portfolios
- Have a solid understanding of Charity SORP
- Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
- Have a minimum of 5 years board level experience of organisational financial management with or within an international institution and/or charity sector

If this sounds like you and you're keen to hear more, please do get in touch ASAP!

Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted with further information.

As leading charity recruitment specialists and a certified B Corp™, Harris Hill is committed to high and ever-improving standards of equitable and inclusive recruitment. We actively welcome applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, sexuality and other protected characteristics.