Finance Director

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    £60k per year

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  • Published:

    9 days ago

  • Consultant:

    Simon Bascombe

Harris Hill is recruiting for a Finance Director for this Social Inclusion Charity based in London. (Hybrid)

- Reporting to: Chief Executive

- Salary: £60,000pa

- Responsible for: Finance Team (Finance Manager and 2 Finance Administrators)

- Hybrid Working: Ideally, 2 days a week would be required at their offices

- Benefits: 35 days a holiday, plus up to 9% Pension Scheme

- The client would like to arrange interviews as soon as possible, so please apply immediately

Main purpose of the post

- To provide financial leadership to the organisation in partnership with the Leadership Team and the Board, to include achievement of our organisational strategic objectives, and contributing to the ongoing development and effective implementation of the finance strategy.
- To deliver a full and effective financial management service to the charity together with the Finance team and our auditors to ensuring that processes and procedures are fit for purpose and financial controls are in place that manage the risks.
- To undertake the role of Company Secretary and ensure these responsibilities are met in a timely manner, including filings at Companies House and the Charity Commission.
- Together with the rest of the Leadership Team to provide leadership and direction to staff across the charity operations.
- Present and communicate regular finance reports and information in a way which non-finance experts can understand, including beneficiary trustees


Strategy and Leadership

1. Proactively contribute to the overall strategic direction of the organisation preparing financial forecasts and ensuring that decisions reached are included in the annual budget and long-term forecasts.
2. Foster a culture of financial responsibility and value for money, developing systems of scrutiny to ensure best value in all organisational expenditure.
3. Act as the strategic lead for IT at the charity and ensure that the charity's IT Strategy is implemented and that IT and digital systems are fit for purpose, and that the charity receives a high standard of service from our outsourced IT support company.

Compliance, Risk and Audit

1. Oversee the monitoring of the organisation's financial performance and lead the annual budgeting process. Ensure accurate management accounts are delivered within appropriate timescales. Ensure that as the monthly income and expenditure statements are produced, variances are identified for discussion with individual line managers in order to produce a monthly narrative on performance and to project the impact of changes on the forward budget.
2. Ensure robust systems of financial controls, mitigating the risk of fraud and error. Maintain the Standing Financial Orders. Ensure there is clarity around the reserves policy.

Treasury and Investment Management

1. Ensure that the charity's Financial Standing Orders, policies, procedures and systems are robust and effective, and reviewing these as necessary.
2. Ensure that the investment portfolios and other liquid assets are properly managed, maintaining regular contact with Fund Managers and the bank Relationship Manager
3. Provide a strategic overview on investments, assets and reserves, prepare reports, and support the functioning of the Finance and Audit committee