Head of Finance - Fixed Term Contract

Head of Finance - Fixed Term Contract

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    £55k - 65k per year

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    Simon Bascombe

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    over 2 years ago

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Harris Hill are recruiting for an Interim Head of Finance for this international Development charity based in London to start in early January for up to 6 months.

The assignment will be for up to 6 months with a salary of up to 65,000pa or based on a day rate if preferred. The opportunity to secure the permanent position is also available.

You will report directly to the Chief Executive and be part of the Senior Management Team covering technical hands on accounting, developing and recruiting for a fresh finance team and working strategically.

As a senior leader in the organisation and a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT), the Interim Head of Finance will be a key player in maintaining the charities healthy financial and administrative wellbeing
To ensure effective operational finance in the UK and abroad, and contribute towards strategic and business planning, monitoring and reporting on financial performance to enhance the decision-making process of the Senior Management Team (SMT) and the Trustees
To ensure programmes and funding/contract bids are financially sound by providing financial input into the development process
To oversee the operations of overseas finance teams

Duties and responsibilities:


Lead the financial management and day-to-day running of the organisation while contributing to the business and strategic planning processes.
Lead and manage directly the UK Finance team and oversee the operations of and communication with overseas finance teams.
Responsible for the financial and payroll systems, procedures & internal controls, accurate and up-to-date financial and management accounting and reporting, and ad hoc analysis
While the annual 3-year planning and budgeting exercise will be substantially completed, the Interim Head of Finance will exercise budgetary control, in conjunction with the CEO, through budgetary and forward-looking reviews with budget holders.
Supervise the preparation and audit of the Statutory Group Accounts, including liaison with UK and overseas auditors.
Ensure a sound control framework exists through continuous review of all finance policies & internal control procedures are operating effectively.
Manage the cash flows of the organisation efficiently, including its cash reserves, and funding overseas offices appropriately.
Oversee foreign currency expenditure and the management of risk in relation to it, including foreign exchange risks.
Engage with Programmes and Business Development teams in proposals for grants and contracts
Brief and supervise Management Accountant to ensure reporting requirements of awarded grants and contracts are met
Ensure finance system and processing enables accurate and timely reporting, both for internal management purposes and to donors and grant makers
Undertake ad hoc financial analysis from time to time, to assist SMT in evaluating profitability of income streams, and potential for cost efficiencies
Manage the relationship with the Finance and Risk Committee of the Board
Work with the Chief Executive to ensure that the Board and Trustees have timely and appropriate financial and governance information for quarterly meetings

Staff management:

Line management of finance teams including objective setting and performance review
Support the Chief Executive and other members of the Senior Management Team to secure the smooth running of the organisation
Undertake other duties as required by the Chief Executive from time to time