Head of Finance & Operations

Head of Finance & Operations

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  • Salary:

    £45k per year

  • Contact :

    Simon Bascombe

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7311

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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Harris Hill is recruiting for a Head of Finance and Operations for this Care Charity based in Kent.

  • Salary: c £45,000pa
  • Location: Kent, Free Parking on site
  • Flexible working: 2 days a week will be required at their offices in Kent
  • Responsible to: CEO. Part of the Senior Management Team
  • Line Manager for: Finance and Admin Team (currently includes part-time Accounts Manager, part-time Accounts Assistant and full-time Administrator)

Job purpose:

  • To deliver high quality financial and business management to support the charity and subsidiary Trading Company.
  • To advise the CEO and Board of Trustees on all financial aspects of the charity.
  • To oversee the accounting and payroll functions.
  • To be a member of the Senior Management Team and contribute to the charity's strategic direction and development
  • To provide effective management to ensure that a wide range of operational aspects of the charity run efficiently.
  • To oversee and lead on all data operations, processes and maintenance, ensuring information is accurate and timely.
  • Qualifications
  • A Qualified Accountant would be preferred, but Part Qualified or QBE candidates with Extensive financial skills within a Charity setting is accepted

Key responsibilities:


  • Oversee day to day financial processes and develop smarter ways of working where appropriate
  • Support finance team and advise on any queries they may have
  • Check that financial information is accurate and ensure the production of insightful management accounts and cash flow forecasts for both the charity and trading company
  • Prepare annual budgets, financial forecasts and year end accounts for annual audit
  • Ensure compliance with all legal requirements, financial processes and controls
  • Oversee the payroll function
  • Be the lead point of contact with HRMC, taking responsibility for compliance with all taxation and national insurance issues
  • Ensure that the gift aid system is properly administered and that gift aid claims are made in a timely manner
  • Ensure completion of gift aid claims and deal with any issues that may arise
  • Ensure that the charity and trading company are compliant with statutory and regulatory requirements particularly in relation to record keeping and confidentiality

Overseeing Operations only

  • To liaise with the Head of Retail and the CEO to oversee facilities management, ensuring effective running and maintenance of all the charity's properties (retail, warehouse and offices)
  • Oversee the management of expenditure items including utilities, insurance, waste management, consumables etc. and make savings wherever possible