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Part Time Director of Finance

Job description

Harris Hill is recruiting for a Part Time Director of Finance for this community-based charity in London.

  • Salary: c£70,000pa (FTE)

  • Days a week: 3 days a week

  • Working Pattern: All 3 days are based at their offices in London.

  • Report to: Chief Executive 

  • Management: Team of 4


  • This is an exciting new opportunity to oversee and inspire the development of financial systems and the finance team.

  • The post-holder will ensure the finances of the charity and its Trading subsidiary, are properly managed, recorded and reported accurately.

  • The post-holder will review the processes of the financial administration to ensure that they reflect best practice, are fit for purpose and improved ways of working are implemented.

  • Prepare, develop and analyse management accounting information.

Skills Required

  • Working experience of charity finance and accounts’ software including applying the charity’s SORP

  • Working knowledge of applying VAT partial recovery methods and experience of submitting VAT returns

  • Experience of accounting for investments

Duties and responsibilities

  • Prepare annual budgets in collaboration with budget holders.

  • Prepare quarterly reports to the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee (FRAC)

  • Ensure compliance with third party requirements such as those of the Charity Commission and HMRC, including the correct application of VAT etc. 

  • Produce draft year end accounts and supporting schedules with the support of the finance manager and liaise with auditors.

  • Contribute to the development of the investment strategy.

  • Ensure accounting requirements are correctly applied to the Endowment fund.

  • Have oversight of financial procedures as applied by the finance team.

  • Ensure all staff, both financial and non-finance staff, are supported in the management of budgets and other financial activities.

  • Contribute to the strategic plan of the organisation.

  • Oversee the maintenance of records and accounts for the charity’s Trading and Trustee Ltd Co.

  • Take responsibility for ensuring the accuracy of the accounting and control information held in, and reported from, the organisation’s accounting systems.