Back to jobs
Arts charity logo

Head of Finance

Job description

Harris Hill is recruiting for a Head of Finance for this arts charity based in London (Hybrid)

  • Salary: to £60,000pa

  • Line management: Finance Manager, Finance Assistant

  • Contract: Full time, permanent

  • Location: London

  • Hybrid: A minimum of 3 days a week is required at their offices in Central London

About this role

  • The Head of Finance is a newly created post, following a period of review within Finance and operations.

  • You will manage Finance whilst delivering effective IT systems and HR, with the support of external specialists.

Main responsibilities:

  • To oversee all areas of financial planning, budgeting and forecasting to ensure optimal use of resources and achievement of key strategic and financial objectives.

  • To provide financial analysis to support strategic decision-making and mitigate risks.

  • To collaborate with other departments to guide financial operations, evaluate investments, manage HR, and comply with legal and statutory regulation and compliance.

  • To deliver an effective IT infrastructure, working with consultants.

Financial management:

  • Lead strategic and business planning initiatives, including the annual budget programme, and assist in funding applications with input across the management teams.

  • Be responsible for all business, financial and governance aspects, including tax and audit, risk management and legal, with the aid of external professional support where required.

  • Act as Company Secretary for the Charity and its commercial businesses.

  • Manage the internal and external audit process.

Financial procedures, oversight, and reporting:

  • ▪ Manage financial operations in line with charity accounting procedures and SORP regulations.

  • ▪ Maintain a 3-5-year business plan.

Ideal experience:

  • Professional accounting qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent)

  • Ability to contribute to strategic planning and align financial objectives with organisational goals.