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Head of Finance

Job description

Harris Hill is recruiting for a Head of Finance for this educational charity based in Cambridge. (Hybrid)

  • Position: Full Time 5 days a week

  • Hybrid: 4 days a week is required at their offices in Cambridge

  • Reporting to: Director of Finance & Resources

  • Salary £65,000pa – £68,000pa

  • This is a hands-on technical and management role.

********   This is an urgent role, so please apply immediately.    ******


The Head of Finance will manage the finance team responsible for the financial management and preparation of annual statutory accounts, monthly management accounts, budgeting & forecasting, undertaking reconciliations and providing general accounting support to its members.


Main Responsibilities & Duties:


1. Leadership, management and development of the Finance Team.

2. Preparation of statutory accounts in line with the Charity/Education SORP.

3. Production of monthly management accounts and budget exception reports.

4. Lead, manage and oversee the annual planning and budget process.

5. Maintain and develop the long-term financial plan in conjunction with the Director of Finance & Resources.

6. Establish and maintain appropriate internal controls.

7. Manage the Treasury function to maximise returns from short- and long-term investments including ensuring sufficient liquidity and management of debt obligations.

8. Provide accurate, relevant and timely information to senior management regarding the current and forecast financial position in respect of current financial issues.

9. Manage the key financial relationships including auditors, bankers, investment managers, insurance brokers and pension scheme administrators.

10. Management and development of the accounting system including liaison with the software supplier and consideration of alternatives when appropriate.