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Head of Finance & Corporate Services - NGO - £60-65k

Head of Finance & Corporate Services - NGO - £60-65k

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    Finance & Accountancy

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    £60k - 65k per year

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    Finance Team

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    almost 4 years ago

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A small, but highly influential NGO headquartered in central London is seeking a Head of Finance & Corporate Services for a new role. This represents a chance to join an organisation with a real focus on technology. The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant, have prior experience in the NGO sector, and have a good grounding in HR policies and processes.

The role will involve:

-Reporting directly to the CEO, providing both operational and strategic leadership of the charity’s finance and corporate service functions (legal, HR, admin, IT)

-As a member of the executive management team, contribute to the development and oversight of implementation of organisational strategies and policies

-Setting the annual budget (including cash flow), monitoring/reporting progress against it and managing the forecasting process

-Leading on preparing management accounts (including balance sheets and income and expenditure reviews), cash flow forecasts and post adjustments as required;

-Preparation of annual accounts, production of the statutory accounts and management of audit

-Keeping financial records and performing financial procedures (receipts, payments, petty cash, payroll). 

-Leading on selecting and the process of transitioning to a new accounting software

-Managing financial aspects of donor contracts, involving the understanding and negotiation of appropriate terms in new proposals

-Working with project managers to develop their financial understanding and ownership of budgets

-Oversee the HR function to ensure good employer practices and compliance with relevant legislation. This includes management of relationship with external HR service provider

-Manage internal IT and service providers

-Leading on risk management including Risk Register development and maintenance

-Occasional international travel will be required.

Candidate requirements:

-Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)

-Knowledge of SORP/SOFA, charitable finance regulations and key strategic finance reporting

-Previous experience of running a small finance function including payroll, PAYE, NIC, VAT, Payments, banking arrangements, accounts preparation and audit and other accounting transactions, adhering to proper controls and processes

-Significant demonstrated experience of preparation of management and annual accounts, business analysis and management information and the development, maintenance and monitoring of management information systems and procedures

-Demonstrated experience and understanding of P&L and Cash Flow Analysis as well as reporting, trend analysis and forecasting

-Knowledge of the international development sector

-Exposure to HR systems and processes, and overseeing an IT function strongly desirable

-Ability to build relationships with and influence a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders, and the ability to successfully lead and motivate a team

Please send your CV for consideration.

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