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Head of Finance

Job description

Harris Hill is recruiting for a Head of Finance for this well-established charity based near Leamington Spa and Coventry. (Hybrid)

  • Reporting to: Chief Executive and Interim Head of Finance (3 months)

  • Management: 3 staff

  • Salary: £55,000pa

  • Position: Full Time, 5 days a week

  • Hybrid Working: 4 days a week is required at their offices in Leamington Spa


The Head of Finance will be active in preparing monthly management accounts and commentary for the Senior Management Team.

The Head of Finance will be responsible for the ongoing development of the financial systems, processes and procedures, monthly accounts, cash flow, as well as budgeting and forecasting.


  • Preparation of annual income and expenditure budgets for the charity, working collaboratively with Heads of Department and members of SMT.

  • Review and collate all Head office service costs and professional fees and calculate cross company charging for financial reporting.

  • Provision of income and expenditure reports, variance analysis and reconciliation of fundraising activities.

  • Prepare monthly management accounts, including balance sheet, metrics, and commentary.

  • Provide a quarterly report for submission to the Board of Trustees

  • Formulate monthly rolling forecast cashflow for the charity and trading company including phased income budget and planned expenditure.


  • Ensure the organisation operates robust accounting procedures and systems of internal financial control in line with current good practice and legislation.

  • Oversee and facilitate the annual external audit but effective liaison with the auditors and preparation of accounts ready for inspection.

  • Regular review of access rights and permissions for accounting, banking & HR software systems

  • Ensure the charity works in accordance with Charity SORP, HMRC, Charity Commission Regulations and other relevant bodies’ recommended code of practice.

  • Keep up to date with changes in legislation affecting finance, payroll & HR ensure this information is cascaded down to other members of the team.


  • ACCA, ACA or CIMA Qualified with significant post qualification experience

  • Excellent technical and analysis skills, including advanced Excel modelling and analysis.

  • Knowledge of the Charity SORP and Charity Commission requirements and guidance