£60000 - £65000 per annum
4 months ago
A leading health research organisation headquartered in Central London is seeking a qualified and business minded Finance Manager (Head of Finance level) for a brand new role. The organisation is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested in health. They have a multi-entity set up, with a charitable arm and a company limited by guarantee. They operate across a variety of countries.
The successful applicant will have all-round finance experience of running and leading a complex finance function for an organisation which brings together people, process and reporting. An exposure to commercial, not for profit and international organisations would be highly advantageous.
The role will also involve leading on a range of accounting duties including management accounting, budgeting and reporting, whilst managing 2 Finance Officers, and working with an outsourced Financial Accountant. Significant business partnering and stakeholder management is also required in this role.
-Produce management accounts and performance metrics for use by Heads of Department and Senior Management Team.
-Carry out the annual carbon footprint calculation and any changes to policies or documents required to support this.
-Maintain rolling forecasts and cash flow forecasts, ensuring visibility on working capital is maintained
-Carry out the annual financial monitoring exercise for the group and produce all associated feedback reports.
-Support the annual audit process.
-Support the annual budgeting process improving on existing templates, process and consolidation process.
-Work with Financial Accountant to ensure purchase, sales and general ledgers are accurate and up to date
-Ensure payroll process is fully integrated and consultant invoicing/payment process is efficient and effective
-Support the Head of Finance and Core Services in ensuring that financial procedures, systems, tolls and internal controls are effective and efficient, and protect the organisation against fraud and other misuse of funds.
-Develop and maintain an effective relationship with banking; credit card; third party payment portal and investment providers, ensuring best use of/most cost effective use funds is maintained
-Develop and maintain an effective relationship with insurance providers managing any claims or queries across the organisation
-Review monthly project reports and meet with budget holders to ensure projects income and expenditure is correctly understood, recorded and funding restrictions are correctly adhered to.
-Provide support to the fundraising team at point of bid and subsequent reports for funders as required.
-Qualified accountant (CIMA/ACCA)
-Demonstrable experience in managing a complex finance function
-Experience in understanding and meeting end user needs for reporting
-Demonstrable experience in creating financial management packs including linked cash flows and FX impact
-Understanding of restricted funding and SORP requirements
-Experience in business partnering with non-financial colleagues
-Proven experience of building productive working relationships, both internally and externally.
-Xero experience desirable but not essential