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Head of Finance

Job description

Harris Hill is recruiting for a Head of Finance for this well-established charity based in Manchester (hybrid)

  • Reporting to: COO

  • Position: 5 days a week position

  • Hybrid: 1 day a week is required at their offices in Manchester

  • Salary: to £54,600pa

The Head of Finance is required to provide excellent leadership skills and oversight to a transforming finance function, including team mentoring, embedding improved financial management processes and systems, and making sure that the charity meets financial and legal obligations.


Purpose of role

  • You will be part of the SMT with responsibility of providing timely and accurate financial information and strategic analysis to inform and influence discussion.  

  • Maintain an effective working relationship with the COO, SMT and the Board, Audit and Risk.

  • Review, develop and implement improved financial management processes to support the financial management, including assessing opportunities for cost reduction and surplus improvement.

  • Provide an external interface with key stakeholders such as banks, auditors, insurers, pension funds, consultants, and charity finance specialists

  • Take the lead role in developing close working relationships with the auditors and the bank and other external partners

  • Prepare the organisation’s annual financial statements in time for external audit

  • Ensure full reconciliation of balance sheet accounts are completed on monthly basis              

  • Prepare the organisation’s annual budget, ensuring it aligns to the organisation’s strategy and business plan

  • Ensure that management accounts and forecasts are produced monthly